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From: Balbir Singh <bsingharora@gmail.com>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Cc: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp>,
	Kyungtae Kim <kt0755@gmail.com>,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, pavel.tatashin@microsoft.com,
	vbabka@suse.cz, osalvador@suse.de, rppt@linux.vnet.ibm.com,
	aaron.lu@intel.com, iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com,
	alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com, mgorman@techsingularity.net,
	lifeasageek@gmail.com, threeearcat@gmail.com,
	syzkaller@googlegroups.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org,
	Konstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov@yandex-team.ru>
Subject: Re: UBSAN: Undefined behaviour in mm/page_alloc.c
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2018 21:52:55 +1100
Message-ID: <20181109105255.GF9042@350D> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181109095604.GC5321@dhcp22.suse.cz>

On Fri, Nov 09, 2018 at 10:56:04AM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Fri 09-11-18 18:41:53, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> > On 2018/11/09 17:43, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > @@ -4364,6 +4353,17 @@ __alloc_pages_nodemask(gfp_t gfp_mask, unsigned int order, int preferred_nid,
> > >  	gfp_t alloc_mask; /* The gfp_t that was actually used for allocation */
> > >  	struct alloc_context ac = { };
> > >  
> > > +	/*
> > > +	 * In the slowpath, we sanity check order to avoid ever trying to
> > 
> > Please keep the comment up to dated.
> 
> Does this following look better?
> 
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 9fc10a1029cf..bf9aecba4222 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -4354,10 +4354,8 @@ __alloc_pages_nodemask(gfp_t gfp_mask, unsigned int order, int preferred_nid,
>  	struct alloc_context ac = { };
>  
>  	/*
> -	 * In the slowpath, we sanity check order to avoid ever trying to
> -	 * reclaim >= MAX_ORDER areas which will never succeed. Callers may
> -	 * be using allocators in order of preference for an area that is
> -	 * too large.
> +	 * There are several places where we assume that the order value is sane
> +	 * so bail out early if the request is out of bound.
>  	 */
>  	if (order >= MAX_ORDER) {
>  		WARN_ON_ONCE(!(gfp_mask & __GFP_NOWARN));

if (unlikely()) might help

> 
> > I don't like that comments in OOM code is outdated.
> > 
> > > +	 * reclaim >= MAX_ORDER areas which will never succeed. Callers may
> > > +	 * be using allocators in order of preference for an area that is
> > > +	 * too large.
> > > +	 */
> > > +	if (order >= MAX_ORDER) {
> > 
> > Also, why not to add BUG_ON(gfp_mask & __GFP_NOFAIL); here?
> 
> Because we do not want to blow up the kernel just because of a stupid
> usage of the allocator. Can you think of an example where it would
> actually make any sense?
> 
> I would argue that such a theoretical abuse would blow up on an
> unchecked NULL ptr access. Isn't that enough?
> -- 

Balbir Singh.

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Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-09  4:09 Kyungtae Kim
2018-11-09  8:42 ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-11-09  8:43 ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-09  9:41   ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-09  9:56     ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-09 10:07       ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-09 10:25         ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-09 10:10       ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-11-09 10:22         ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-09 10:24         ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-11-09 10:28           ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-09 10:52       ` Balbir Singh [this message]
2018-11-09  9:56   ` Mel Gorman
2018-11-13  9:43   ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-13 23:15     ` Andrew Morton
2018-11-13 23:23       ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-11-13 23:32         ` Andrew Morton
2018-11-14  0:05           ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-11-19 23:57             ` Pavel Machek
2018-11-13 23:29     ` Andrew Morton
2018-11-14  7:10       ` Michal Hocko
2018-11-16 23:43       ` Dmitry Vyukov

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