[PATCH 5.0 130/137] powerpc/book3s/64: check for NULL pointer in pgd_alloc()

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed May 15 2019 - 07:33:52 EST

From: Rick Lindsley <ricklind@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit f39356261c265a0689d7ee568132d516e8b6cecc upstream.

When the memset code was added to pgd_alloc(), it failed to consider
that kmem_cache_alloc() can return NULL. It's uncommon, but not
impossible under heavy memory contention. Example oops:

Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000000
Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000000a4000
Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 [#1]
LE SMP NR_CPUS=2048 NUMA pSeries
CPU: 70 PID: 48471 Comm: entrypoint.sh Kdump: loaded Not tainted 4.14.0-115.6.1.el7a.ppc64le #1
task: c000000334a00000 task.stack: c000000331c00000
NIP: c0000000000a4000 LR: c00000000012f43c CTR: 0000000000000020
REGS: c000000331c039c0 TRAP: 0300 Not tainted (4.14.0-115.6.1.el7a.ppc64le)
MSR: 800000010280b033 <SF,VEC,VSX,EE,FP,ME,IR,DR,RI,LE,TM[E]> CR: 44022840 XER: 20040000
CFAR: c000000000008874 DAR: 0000000000000000 DSISR: 42000000 SOFTE: 1
NIP [c0000000000a4000] memset+0x68/0x104
LR [c00000000012f43c] mm_init+0x27c/0x2f0
Call Trace:
mm_init+0x260/0x2f0 (unreliable)
Instruction dump:
409e000c b0860000 38c60002 409d000c 90860000 38c60004 78a0d183 78a506a0
7c0903a6 41820034 60000000 60420000 <f8860000> f8860008 f8860010 f8860018

Fixes: fc5c2f4a55a2 ("powerpc/mm/hash64: Zero PGD pages on allocation")
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx # v4.16+
Signed-off-by: Rick Lindsley <ricklind@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgalloc.h | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgalloc.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/book3s/64/pgalloc.h
@@ -81,6 +81,9 @@ static inline pgd_t *pgd_alloc(struct mm

pgd = kmem_cache_alloc(PGT_CACHE(PGD_INDEX_SIZE),
pgtable_gfp_flags(mm, GFP_KERNEL));
+ if (unlikely(!pgd))
+ return pgd;
* Don't scan the PGD for pointers, it contains references to PUDs but
* those references are not full pointers and so can't be recognised by