On Wed 01-08-18 15:04:18, Jeremy Linton wrote:
Its possible to crash __alloc_pages_nodemask by passing it
bogus node ids. This is caused by NODE_DATA() returning null
(hopefully) when the requested node is offline. We can
harded against the basic case of a mostly valid node, that
isn't online by checking for null and failing prepare_alloc_pages.
But this then suggests we should also harden NODE_DATA() like this
#define NODE_DATA(nid) ( (nid) < MAX_NUMNODES ? node_data[(nid)] : NULL)
eventually this starts to add a bunch of generally uneeded checks
in some code paths that are called quite frequently.
But the page allocator is really a hot path and people will not be happy
to have yet another branch there. No code should really use invalid numa
node ids in the first place.
If I remember those bugs correctly then it was the arch code which was
doing something wrong. I would prefer that code to be fixed instead.
Signed-off-by: Jeremy Linton <jeremy.linton@xxxxxxx>
include/linux/gfp.h | 2 ++
mm/page_alloc.c | 2 ++
2 files changed, 4 insertions(+)
diff --git a/include/linux/gfp.h b/include/linux/gfp.h
index a6afcec53795..17d70271c42e 100644
@@ -436,6 +436,8 @@ static inline int gfp_zonelist(gfp_t flags)
static inline struct zonelist *node_zonelist(int nid, gfp_t flags)
+ if (unlikely(!NODE_DATA(nid))) //VM_WARN_ON?
+ return NULL;
return NODE_DATA(nid)->node_zonelists + gfp_zonelist(flags);
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index a790ef4be74e..3a3d9ac2662a 100644
@@ -4306,6 +4306,8 @@ static inline bool prepare_alloc_pages(gfp_t gfp_mask, unsigned int order,
ac->high_zoneidx = gfp_zone(gfp_mask);
ac->zonelist = node_zonelist(preferred_nid, gfp_mask);
+ if (!ac->zonelist)
+ return false;
ac->nodemask = nodemask;
ac->migratetype = gfpflags_to_migratetype(gfp_mask);