Re: *sigh* /proc/*/pagemap
From: Alexey Dobriyan
Date: Thu Jul 17 2008 - 16:20:09 EST
> > >> 5) check with microscope allocation there -- page-aligned address and
> > size
> > >> == 0
> > >> should allocate 0 bytes, and
> > >
> > > Where?
> > kmalloc() in pagemap_read(). kmalloc(0) and integer wraparound look
> > possible.
Now that I unsuccessfully tried to reproduce multiplication wraparound (on 32-bit),
integer wraparound in kmalloc() simply can't happen here.
Relevant code from pagemap_read():
uaddr = (unsigned long)buf & PAGE_MASK;
uend = (unsigned long)(buf + count);
pagecount = (PAGE_ALIGN(uend) - uaddr) / PAGE_SIZE;
pages = kmalloc(pagecount * sizeof(struct page *), GFP_KERNEL);
pagecount is effectively "count / PAGE_SIZE", where "count" is size_t.
kmalloc() takes size_t as first argument, so one has to overflow
count / PAGE_SIZE * sizeof(pointer).
For sure, page is bigger than pointer.
Anyone still see holes?
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