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@ 2020-03-26 19:41 akpm
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From: akpm @ 2020-03-26 19:41 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: aneesh.kumar, bhe, dan.j.williams, david, mhocko, mm-commits,
	mpe, osalvador, pankaj.gupta.linux, richardw.yang, rppt, sachinp,
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The patch titled
     Subject: mm-sparse-fix-kernel-crash-with-pfn_section_valid-check-v2
has been added to the -mm tree.  Its filename is
     mm-sparse-fix-kernel-crash-with-pfn_section_valid-check-v2.patch

This patch should soon appear at
    http://ozlabs.org/~akpm/mmots/broken-out/mm-sparse-fix-kernel-crash-with-pfn_section_valid-check-v2.patch
and later at
    http://ozlabs.org/~akpm/mmotm/broken-out/mm-sparse-fix-kernel-crash-with-pfn_section_valid-check-v2.patch

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From: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>
Subject: mm-sparse-fix-kernel-crash-with-pfn_section_valid-check-v2

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Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200326133235.343616-1-aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com
Fixes: d41e2f3bd546 ("mm/hotplug: fix hot remove failure in SPARSEMEM|!VMEMMAP case")
Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>
Reported-by: Sachin Sant <sachinp@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Tested-by: Sachin Sant <sachinp@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Acked-by: Pankaj Gupta <pankaj.gupta.linux@gmail.com>
Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Cc: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Cc: Wei Yang <richardw.yang@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
Cc: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---

 mm/sparse.c |    6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/mm/sparse.c~mm-sparse-fix-kernel-crash-with-pfn_section_valid-check-v2
+++ a/mm/sparse.c
@@ -781,7 +781,11 @@ static void section_deactivate(unsigned
 			ms->usage = NULL;
 		}
 		memmap = sparse_decode_mem_map(ms->section_mem_map, section_nr);
-		/* Mark the section invalid */
+		/*
+		 * Mark the section invalid so that valid_section()
+		 * return false. This prevents code from dereferencing
+		 * ms->usage array.
+		 */
 		ms->section_mem_map &= ~SECTION_HAS_MEM_MAP;
 	}
 
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Patches currently in -mm which might be from aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com are

mm-sparse-fix-kernel-crash-with-pfn_section_valid-check.patch
mm-sparse-fix-kernel-crash-with-pfn_section_valid-check-v2.patch


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