[PATCH 4.11 53/84] mm/vmalloc.c: huge-vmap: fail gracefully on unexpected huge vmap mappings
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Jul 03 2017 - 09:58:14 EST
4.11-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
From: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@xxxxxxxxxx>
commit 029c54b09599573015a5c18dbe59cbdf42742237 upstream.
Existing code that uses vmalloc_to_page() may assume that any address
for which is_vmalloc_addr() returns true may be passed into
vmalloc_to_page() to retrieve the associated struct page.
This is not un unreasonable assumption to make, but on architectures
that have CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_HUGE_VMAP=y, it no longer holds, and we need
to ensure that vmalloc_to_page() does not go off into the weeds trying
to dereference huge PUDs or PMDs as table entries.
Given that vmalloc() and vmap() themselves never create huge mappings or
deal with compound pages at all, there is no correct answer in this
case, so return NULL instead, and issue a warning.
When reading /proc/kcore on arm64, you will hit an oops as soon as you
hit the huge mappings used for the various segments that make up the
mapping of vmlinux. With this patch applied, you will no longer hit the
oops, but the kcore contents willl be incorrect (these regions will be
We are fixing this for kcore specifically, so it avoids vread() for
those regions. At least one other problematic user exists, i.e.,
/dev/kmem, but that is currently broken on arm64 for other reasons.
Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@xxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Laura Abbott <labbott@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: zhong jiang <zhongjiang@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
mm/vmalloc.c | 15 +++++++++++++--
1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
@@ -287,10 +287,21 @@ struct page *vmalloc_to_page(const void
pud = pud_offset(p4d, addr);
- if (pud_none(*pud))
+ * Don't dereference bad PUD or PMD (below) entries. This will also
+ * identify huge mappings, which we may encounter on architectures
+ * that define CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_HUGE_VMAP=y. Such regions will be
+ * identified as vmalloc addresses by is_vmalloc_addr(), but are
+ * not [unambiguously] associated with a struct page, so there is
+ * no correct value to return for them.
+ if (pud_none(*pud) || pud_bad(*pud))
pmd = pmd_offset(pud, addr);
- if (pmd_none(*pmd))
+ if (pmd_none(*pmd) || pmd_bad(*pmd))
ptep = pte_offset_map(pmd, addr);