Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] lib/math/rational.c: Fix divide by zero

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue May 25 2021 - 17:47:03 EST

On Tue, 25 May 2021 07:42:49 -0700 Trent Piepho <tpiepho@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> If the input is out of the range of the allowed values, either larger
> than the largest value or closer to zero than the smallest non-zero
> allowed value, then a division by zero would occur.
> In the case of input too large, the division by zero will occur on the
> first iteration. The best result (largest allowed value) will be found
> by always choosing the semi-convergent and excluding the denominator
> based limit when finding it.
> In the case of the input too small, the division by zero will occur on
> the second iteration. The numerator based semi-convergent should not be
> calculated to avoid the division by zero. But the semi-convergent vs
> previous convergent test is still needed, which effectively chooses
> between 0 (the previous convergent) vs the smallest allowed fraction
> (best semi-convergent) as the result.

Is there any known userspace workload which can trigger this?

IOW, should it be backported into -stable and fast-tracked into 5.13 or
will a 5.14 merge suffice?