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Subject[PATCH] mm/gup: protect unpin_user_pages() against npages==-ERRNO
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As suggested by Dan Carpenter, fortify unpin_user_pages() just a bit,
against a typical caller mistake: check if the npages arg is really a
-ERRNO value, which would blow up the unpinning loop: WARN and return.

If this new WARN_ON() fires, then the system *might* be leaking pages
(by leaving them pinned), but probably not. More likely, gup/pup
returned a hard -ERRNO error to the caller, who erroneously passed it
here.

Cc: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@intel.com>
Cc: Souptick Joarder <jrdr.linux@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
---

Hi Dan,

Is is OK to use your signed-off-by here? Since you came up with this.

thanks,
John Hubbard
NVIDIA

mm/gup.c | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/mm/gup.c b/mm/gup.c
index e5739a1974d5..41d082707016 100644
--- a/mm/gup.c
+++ b/mm/gup.c
@@ -328,6 +328,13 @@ void unpin_user_pages(struct page **pages, unsigned long npages)
{
unsigned long index;

+ /*
+ * If this WARN_ON() fires, then the system *might* be leaking pages (by
+ * leaving them pinned), but probably not. More likely, gup/pup returned
+ * a hard -ERRNO error to the caller, who erroneously passed it here.
+ */
+ if (WARN_ON(IS_ERR_VALUE(npages)))
+ return;
/*
* TODO: this can be optimized for huge pages: if a series of pages is
* physically contiguous and part of the same compound page, then a
--
2.28.0
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