[13/56] shm: fix shmctl(SHM_INFO) lockup with !CONFIG_SHMEM
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Message ID 20090211002441.GN14660@kroah.com
State New, archived
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  • 2.6.27-stable review
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Greg KH Feb. 11, 2009, 12:24 a.m. UTC
2.6.27-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

From: Tony Battersby <tonyb@cybernetics.com>

commit a68e61e8ff2d46327a37b69056998b47745db6fa upstream.

shm_get_stat() assumes that the inode is a "struct shmem_inode_info",
which is incorrect for !CONFIG_SHMEM (see fs/ramfs/inode.c:
ramfs_get_inode() vs.  mm/shmem.c: shmem_get_inode()).

This bad assumption can cause shmctl(SHM_INFO) to lockup when
shm_get_stat() tries to spin_lock(&info->lock).  Users of !CONFIG_SHMEM
may encounter this lockup simply by invoking the 'ipcs' command.

Reported by Jiri Olsa back in February 2008:

Signed-off-by: Tony Battersby <tonyb@cybernetics.com>
Cc: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
Reported-by: Jiri Olsa <olsajiri@gmail.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

 ipc/shm.c |    4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

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--- a/ipc/shm.c
+++ b/ipc/shm.c
@@ -565,11 +565,15 @@  static void shm_get_stat(struct ipc_name
 			struct hstate *h = hstate_file(shp->shm_file);
 			*rss += pages_per_huge_page(h) * mapping->nrpages;
 		} else {
 			struct shmem_inode_info *info = SHMEM_I(inode);
 			*rss += inode->i_mapping->nrpages;
 			*swp += info->swapped;
+			*rss += inode->i_mapping->nrpages;