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* [PATCH] mm: add NULL check to avoid potential NULL pointer dereference
@ 2017-05-30 21:24 Gustavo A. R. Silva
  2017-05-31 15:09 ` Michal Hocko
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Gustavo A. R. Silva @ 2017-05-30 21:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-mm; +Cc: linux-kernel, Gustavo A. R. Silva

NULL check at line 1226: if (!pgdat), implies that pointer pgdat
might be NULL.
Function rollback_node_hotadd() dereference this pointer.
Add NULL check to avoid a potential NULL pointer dereference.

Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1369133
Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <garsilva@embeddedor.com>
---
 mm/memory_hotplug.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
index 599c675..ea3bc3e 100644
--- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
+++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
@@ -1273,7 +1273,7 @@ int __ref add_memory_resource(int nid, struct resource *res, bool online)
 
 error:
 	/* rollback pgdat allocation and others */
-	if (new_pgdat)
+	if (new_pgdat && pgdat)
 		rollback_node_hotadd(nid, pgdat);
 	memblock_remove(start, size);
 
-- 
2.5.0

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* [PATCH] mm: add NULL check to avoid potential NULL pointer dereference
@ 2017-05-30 21:24 Gustavo A. R. Silva
  2017-05-31 15:09 ` Michal Hocko
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Gustavo A. R. Silva @ 2017-05-30 21:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-mm; +Cc: linux-kernel, Gustavo A. R. Silva

NULL check at line 1226: if (!pgdat), implies that pointer pgdat
might be NULL.
Function rollback_node_hotadd() dereference this pointer.
Add NULL check to avoid a potential NULL pointer dereference.

Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1369133
Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <garsilva@embeddedor.com>
---
 mm/memory_hotplug.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
index 599c675..ea3bc3e 100644
--- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
+++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
@@ -1273,7 +1273,7 @@ int __ref add_memory_resource(int nid, struct resource *res, bool online)
 
 error:
 	/* rollback pgdat allocation and others */
-	if (new_pgdat)
+	if (new_pgdat && pgdat)
 		rollback_node_hotadd(nid, pgdat);
 	memblock_remove(start, size);
 
-- 
2.5.0

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* Re: [PATCH] mm: add NULL check to avoid potential NULL pointer dereference
  2017-05-30 21:24 [PATCH] mm: add NULL check to avoid potential NULL pointer dereference Gustavo A. R. Silva
@ 2017-05-31 15:09 ` Michal Hocko
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Michal Hocko @ 2017-05-31 15:09 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Gustavo A. R. Silva; +Cc: linux-mm, linux-kernel

On Tue 30-05-17 16:24:36, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
> NULL check at line 1226: if (!pgdat), implies that pointer pgdat
> might be NULL.
> Function rollback_node_hotadd() dereference this pointer.
> Add NULL check to avoid a potential NULL pointer dereference.

The changelog is quite cryptic to be honest. Well the code is as well
but what do you say about the following replacement.

"
If a new pgdat has to be allocated in add_memory_resource
and the initialization fails for some reason we have to
rollback_node_hotadd. This, however, assumes that pgdat allocation
itself is successful which cannot be assumed. Add a check for pgdat
to cover that case and skip rollback_node_hotadd altogether because
there is nothing to roll back.

This has been pointed out by coverity.
"
> 
> Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1369133
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <garsilva@embeddedor.com>

Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>

> ---
>  mm/memory_hotplug.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> index 599c675..ea3bc3e 100644
> --- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> +++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> @@ -1273,7 +1273,7 @@ int __ref add_memory_resource(int nid, struct resource *res, bool online)
>  
>  error:
>  	/* rollback pgdat allocation and others */
> -	if (new_pgdat)
> +	if (new_pgdat && pgdat)
>  		rollback_node_hotadd(nid, pgdat);
>  	memblock_remove(start, size);
>  
> -- 
> 2.5.0
> 
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* Re: [PATCH] mm: add NULL check to avoid potential NULL pointer dereference
@ 2017-05-31 15:09 ` Michal Hocko
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Michal Hocko @ 2017-05-31 15:09 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Gustavo A. R. Silva; +Cc: linux-mm, linux-kernel

On Tue 30-05-17 16:24:36, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
> NULL check at line 1226: if (!pgdat), implies that pointer pgdat
> might be NULL.
> Function rollback_node_hotadd() dereference this pointer.
> Add NULL check to avoid a potential NULL pointer dereference.

The changelog is quite cryptic to be honest. Well the code is as well
but what do you say about the following replacement.

"
If a new pgdat has to be allocated in add_memory_resource
and the initialization fails for some reason we have to
rollback_node_hotadd. This, however, assumes that pgdat allocation
itself is successful which cannot be assumed. Add a check for pgdat
to cover that case and skip rollback_node_hotadd altogether because
there is nothing to roll back.

This has been pointed out by coverity.
"
> 
> Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1369133
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <garsilva@embeddedor.com>

Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>

> ---
>  mm/memory_hotplug.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> index 599c675..ea3bc3e 100644
> --- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> +++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
> @@ -1273,7 +1273,7 @@ int __ref add_memory_resource(int nid, struct resource *res, bool online)
>  
>  error:
>  	/* rollback pgdat allocation and others */
> -	if (new_pgdat)
> +	if (new_pgdat && pgdat)
>  		rollback_node_hotadd(nid, pgdat);
>  	memblock_remove(start, size);
>  
> -- 
> 2.5.0
> 
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