[PATCH 4.4 04/20] cpumask: use nr_cpumask_bits for parsing functions

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Feb 13 2017 - 08:11:45 EST

4.4-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 4d59b6ccf000862beed6fc0765d3209f98a8d8a2 upstream.

Commit 513e3d2d11c9 ("cpumask: always use nr_cpu_ids in formatting and
parsing functions") converted both cpumask printing and parsing
functions to use nr_cpu_ids instead of nr_cpumask_bits. While this was
okay for the printing functions as it just picked one of the two output
formats that we were alternating between depending on a kernel config,
doing the same for parsing wasn't okay.

nr_cpumask_bits can be either nr_cpu_ids or NR_CPUS. We can always use
nr_cpu_ids but that is a variable while NR_CPUS is a constant, so it can
be more efficient to use NR_CPUS when we can get away with it.
Converting the printing functions to nr_cpu_ids makes sense because it
affects how the masks get presented to userspace and doesn't break
anything; however, using nr_cpu_ids for parsing functions can
incorrectly leave the higher bits uninitialized while reading in these
masks from userland. As all testing and comparison functions use
nr_cpumask_bits which can be larger than nr_cpu_ids, the parsed cpumasks
can erroneously yield false negative results.

This made the taskstats interface incorrectly return -EINVAL even when
the inputs were correct.

Fix it by restoring the parse functions to use nr_cpumask_bits instead
of nr_cpu_ids.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170206182442.GB31078@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Fixes: 513e3d2d11c9 ("cpumask: always use nr_cpu_ids in formatting and parsing functions")
Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Martin Steigerwald <martin.steigerwald@xxxxxxxxx>
Debugged-by: Ben Hutchings <ben.hutchings@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

include/linux/cpumask.h | 8 ++++----
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/include/linux/cpumask.h
+++ b/include/linux/cpumask.h
@@ -556,7 +556,7 @@ static inline void cpumask_copy(struct c
static inline int cpumask_parse_user(const char __user *buf, int len,
struct cpumask *dstp)
- return bitmap_parse_user(buf, len, cpumask_bits(dstp), nr_cpu_ids);
+ return bitmap_parse_user(buf, len, cpumask_bits(dstp), nr_cpumask_bits);

@@ -571,7 +571,7 @@ static inline int cpumask_parselist_user
struct cpumask *dstp)
return bitmap_parselist_user(buf, len, cpumask_bits(dstp),
- nr_cpu_ids);
+ nr_cpumask_bits);

@@ -586,7 +586,7 @@ static inline int cpumask_parse(const ch
char *nl = strchr(buf, '\n');
unsigned int len = nl ? (unsigned int)(nl - buf) : strlen(buf);

- return bitmap_parse(buf, len, cpumask_bits(dstp), nr_cpu_ids);
+ return bitmap_parse(buf, len, cpumask_bits(dstp), nr_cpumask_bits);

@@ -598,7 +598,7 @@ static inline int cpumask_parse(const ch
static inline int cpulist_parse(const char *buf, struct cpumask *dstp)
- return bitmap_parselist(buf, cpumask_bits(dstp), nr_cpu_ids);
+ return bitmap_parselist(buf, cpumask_bits(dstp), nr_cpumask_bits);