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* [PATCH] mm/vmalloc.c: don't dereference possible NULL pointer in __vunmap.
@ 2018-12-28 17:10 Liviu Dudau
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From: Liviu Dudau @ 2018-12-28 17:10 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Morton
  Cc: Chintan Pandya, Andrey Ryabinin, linux-mm, LKML, Liviu Dudau

find_vmap_area() can return a NULL pointer and we're going to dereference
it without checking it first. Use the existing find_vm_area() function
which does exactly what we want and checks for the NULL pointer.

Fixes: f3c01d2f3ade ("mm: vmalloc: avoid racy handling of debugobjects
in vunmap")

Signed-off-by: Liviu Dudau <>
 mm/vmalloc.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/vmalloc.c b/mm/vmalloc.c
index 871e41c55e239..806047d7fda3c 100644
--- a/mm/vmalloc.c
+++ b/mm/vmalloc.c
@@ -1505,7 +1505,7 @@ static void __vunmap(const void *addr, int deallocate_pages)
-	area = find_vmap_area((unsigned long)addr)->vm;
+	area = find_vm_area(addr);
 	if (unlikely(!area)) {
 		WARN(1, KERN_ERR "Trying to vfree() nonexistent vm area (%p)\n",

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