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From: Michal Hocko <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Cristopher Lameter <>,
	Alexei Starovoitov <>,
	Andrey Konovalov <>,,,
	LKML <>,
	Michal Hocko <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] mm, slab: make sure that KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE will fit into MAX_ORDER
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:06:58 +0100
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From: Michal Hocko <>

Andrey Konovalov has reported the following warning triggered by
the syzkaller fuzzer.

WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 9935 at mm/page_alloc.c:3511
Kernel panic - not syncing: panic_on_warn set ...

CPU: 1 PID: 9935 Comm: syz-executor0 Not tainted 4.9.0-rc7+ #34
Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS Bochs 01/01/2011
 ffff88006949f2c8 ffffffff81f96b8a ffffffff00000200 1ffff1000d293dec
 ffffed000d293de4 0000000000000a06 0000000041b58ab3 ffffffff8598b510
 ffffffff81f968f8 0000000041b58ab3 ffffffff85942a58 ffffffff81432860
Call Trace:
 [<     inline     >] __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:15
 [<ffffffff81f96b8a>] dump_stack+0x292/0x398 lib/dump_stack.c:51
 [<ffffffff8168c88e>] panic+0x1cb/0x3a9 kernel/panic.c:179
 [<ffffffff812b80b4>] __warn+0x1c4/0x1e0 kernel/panic.c:542
 [<ffffffff812b831c>] warn_slowpath_null+0x2c/0x40 kernel/panic.c:585
 [<     inline     >] __alloc_pages_slowpath mm/page_alloc.c:3511
 [<ffffffff816c08ac>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x159c/0x1e20 mm/page_alloc.c:3781
 [<ffffffff817cde17>] alloc_pages_current+0x1c7/0x6b0 mm/mempolicy.c:2072
 [<     inline     >] alloc_pages include/linux/gfp.h:469
 [<ffffffff8172fd8f>] kmalloc_order+0x1f/0x70 mm/slab_common.c:1015
 [<ffffffff8172fdff>] kmalloc_order_trace+0x1f/0x160 mm/slab_common.c:1026
 [<     inline     >] kmalloc_large include/linux/slab.h:422
 [<ffffffff817e01f0>] __kmalloc+0x210/0x2d0 mm/slub.c:3723
 [<     inline     >] kmalloc include/linux/slab.h:495
 [<ffffffff832262a7>] ep_write_iter+0x167/0xb50 drivers/usb/gadget/legacy/inode.c:664
 [<     inline     >] new_sync_write fs/read_write.c:499
 [<ffffffff817fdcd3>] __vfs_write+0x483/0x760 fs/read_write.c:512
 [<ffffffff817ff720>] vfs_write+0x170/0x4e0 fs/read_write.c:560
 [<     inline     >] SYSC_write fs/read_write.c:607
 [<ffffffff81803b2b>] SyS_write+0xfb/0x230 fs/read_write.c:599
 [<ffffffff84f47ec1>] entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x1f/0xc2

The issue is caused by a lack of size check for the request size in
ep_write_iter which should be fixed. It, however, points to another
problem, that SLUB defines KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE too large because the its
KMALLOC_SHIFT_MAX is (MAX_ORDER + PAGE_SHIFT) which means that the
resulting page allocator request might be MAX_ORDER which is too large
(see __alloc_pages_slowpath). The same applies to the SLOB allocator
which allows even larger sizes. Make sure that they are capped properly
and never request more than MAX_ORDER order.

Reported-by: Andrey Konovalov <>
Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <>
Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <>
 include/linux/slab.h | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/slab.h b/include/linux/slab.h
index 084b12bad198..4c5363566815 100644
--- a/include/linux/slab.h
+++ b/include/linux/slab.h
@@ -226,7 +226,7 @@ static inline const char *__check_heap_object(const void *ptr,
  * (PAGE_SIZE*2).  Larger requests are passed to the page allocator.
@@ -239,7 +239,7 @@ static inline const char *__check_heap_object(const void *ptr,
  * be allocated from the same page.

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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-12-20 13:06 [PATCH 0/2 v2] mm, slab: consolidate KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE Michal Hocko
2016-12-20 13:06 ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2016-12-20 13:06 ` [PATCH 2/2] bpf: do not use KMALLOC_SHIFT_MAX Michal Hocko

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