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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/2] kfence: skip all GFP_ZONEMASK allocations
On Wed, Jun 30, 2021 at 8:32 PM Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com> wrote:
>
> Allocation requests outside ZONE_NORMAL (MOVABLE, HIGHMEM or DMA) cannot
> be fulfilled by KFENCE, because KFENCE memory pool is located in a
> zone different from the requested one.
>
> Because callers of kmem_cache_alloc() may actually rely on the
> allocation to reside in the requested zone (e.g. memory allocations done
> with __GFP_DMA must be DMAable), skip all allocations done with
> GFP_ZONEMASK and/or respective SLAB flags (SLAB_CACHE_DMA and
> SLAB_CACHE_DMA32).
>
> Fixes: 0ce20dd84089 ("mm: add Kernel Electric-Fence infrastructure")
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>
> Cc: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> Cc: Souptick Joarder <jrdr.linux@gmail.com>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # 5.12+
> Signed-off-by: Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com>
> Reviewed-by: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
>
> ---
>
> v2:
> - added parentheses around the GFP clause, as requested by Marco
> v3:
> - ignore GFP_ZONEMASK, which also covers __GFP_HIGHMEM and __GFP_MOVABLE
> - move the flag check at the beginning of the function, as requested by
> Souptick Joarder

Acked-by: Souptick Joarder <jrdr.linux@gmail.com>

> v4:
> - minor fixes to description and comment formatting
> ---
> mm/kfence/core.c | 9 +++++++++
> 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/mm/kfence/core.c b/mm/kfence/core.c
> index 33bb20d91bf6a..1cbdb62e6d0fb 100644
> --- a/mm/kfence/core.c
> +++ b/mm/kfence/core.c
> @@ -740,6 +740,15 @@ void *__kfence_alloc(struct kmem_cache *s, size_t size, gfp_t flags)
> if (size > PAGE_SIZE)
> return NULL;
>
> + /*
> + * Skip allocations from non-default zones, including DMA. We cannot
> + * guarantee that pages in the KFENCE pool will have the requested
> + * properties (e.g. reside in DMAable memory).
> + */
> + if ((flags & GFP_ZONEMASK) ||
> + (s->flags & (SLAB_CACHE_DMA | SLAB_CACHE_DMA32)))
> + return NULL;
> +
> /*
> * allocation_gate only needs to become non-zero, so it doesn't make
> * sense to continue writing to it and pay the associated contention
> --
> 2.32.0.93.g670b81a890-goog
>

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