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* [PATCH] mm/page_alloc: Add a bulk page allocator -fix -fix
@ 2021-03-30 11:48 Mel Gorman
  2021-03-30 11:51 ` Colin Ian King
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Mel Gorman @ 2021-03-30 11:48 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Morton; +Cc: Linux-MM, LKML, Colin Ian King

Colin Ian King reported the following problem (slightly edited)

	Author: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
	Date:   Mon Mar 29 11:12:24 2021 +1100

	    mm/page_alloc: add a bulk page allocator

	...

	Static analysis on linux-next with Coverity has found a potential
	uninitialized variable issue in function __alloc_pages_bulk with
	the following commit:

	...

	    Uninitialized scalar variable (UNINIT)
	    15. uninit_use_in_call: Using uninitialized value alloc_flags when
	        calling prepare_alloc_pages.

	5056        if (!prepare_alloc_pages(gfp, 0, preferred_nid, nodemask,
						&ac, &alloc_gfp, &alloc_flags))

The problem is that prepare_alloc_flags only updates alloc_flags
which must have a valid initial value. The appropriate initial value is
ALLOC_WMARK_LOW to avoid the bulk allocator pushing a zone below the low
watermark without waking kswapd assuming the GFP mask allows kswapd to
be woken.

This is a second fix to the mmotm patch
mm-page_alloc-add-a-bulk-page-allocator.patch . It will cause a mild conflict
with a later patch due to renaming of an adjacent variable that is trivially
resolved. I can post a full series with the fixes merged if that is preferred.

Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
---
 mm/page_alloc.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 92d55f80c289..dabef0b910c9 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -4990,7 +4990,7 @@ unsigned long __alloc_pages_bulk(gfp_t gfp, int preferred_nid,
 	struct list_head *pcp_list;
 	struct alloc_context ac;
 	gfp_t alloc_gfp;
-	unsigned int alloc_flags;
+	unsigned int alloc_flags = ALLOC_WMARK_LOW;
 	int allocated = 0;
 
 	if (WARN_ON_ONCE(nr_pages <= 0))

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* Re: [PATCH] mm/page_alloc: Add a bulk page allocator -fix -fix
  2021-03-30 11:48 [PATCH] mm/page_alloc: Add a bulk page allocator -fix -fix Mel Gorman
@ 2021-03-30 11:51 ` Colin Ian King
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Colin Ian King @ 2021-03-30 11:51 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Mel Gorman, Andrew Morton; +Cc: Linux-MM, LKML

On 30/03/2021 12:48, Mel Gorman wrote:
> Colin Ian King reported the following problem (slightly edited)
> 
> 	Author: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
> 	Date:   Mon Mar 29 11:12:24 2021 +1100
> 
> 	    mm/page_alloc: add a bulk page allocator
> 
> 	...
> 
> 	Static analysis on linux-next with Coverity has found a potential
> 	uninitialized variable issue in function __alloc_pages_bulk with
> 	the following commit:
> 
> 	...
> 
> 	    Uninitialized scalar variable (UNINIT)
> 	    15. uninit_use_in_call: Using uninitialized value alloc_flags when
> 	        calling prepare_alloc_pages.
> 
> 	5056        if (!prepare_alloc_pages(gfp, 0, preferred_nid, nodemask,
> 						&ac, &alloc_gfp, &alloc_flags))
> 
> The problem is that prepare_alloc_flags only updates alloc_flags
> which must have a valid initial value. The appropriate initial value is
> ALLOC_WMARK_LOW to avoid the bulk allocator pushing a zone below the low
> watermark without waking kswapd assuming the GFP mask allows kswapd to
> be woken.
> 
> This is a second fix to the mmotm patch
> mm-page_alloc-add-a-bulk-page-allocator.patch . It will cause a mild conflict
> with a later patch due to renaming of an adjacent variable that is trivially
> resolved. I can post a full series with the fixes merged if that is preferred.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
> ---
>  mm/page_alloc.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 92d55f80c289..dabef0b910c9 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -4990,7 +4990,7 @@ unsigned long __alloc_pages_bulk(gfp_t gfp, int preferred_nid,
>  	struct list_head *pcp_list;
>  	struct alloc_context ac;
>  	gfp_t alloc_gfp;
> -	unsigned int alloc_flags;
> +	unsigned int alloc_flags = ALLOC_WMARK_LOW;
>  	int allocated = 0;
>  
>  	if (WARN_ON_ONCE(nr_pages <= 0))
> 

Thanks Mel, that definitely fixes the issue.

Reviewed-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>

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