[PATCH 4.14 011/178] mm, oom_reaper: fix memory corruption

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Dec 18 2017 - 11:10:53 EST

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


From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>

commit 4837fe37adff1d159904f0c013471b1ecbcb455e upstream.

David Rientjes has reported the following memory corruption while the
oom reaper tries to unmap the victims address space

BUG: Bad page map in process oom_reaper pte:6353826300000000 pmd:00000000
addr:00007f50cab1d000 vm_flags:08100073 anon_vma:ffff9eea335603f0 mapping: (null) index:7f50cab1d
file: (null) fault: (null) mmap: (null) readpage: (null)
CPU: 2 PID: 1001 Comm: oom_reaper
Call Trace:

Tetsuo Handa has noticed that the synchronization inside exit_mmap is
insufficient. We only synchronize with the oom reaper if
tsk_is_oom_victim which is not true if the final __mmput is called from
a different context than the oom victim exit path. This can trivially
happen from context of any task which has grabbed mm reference (e.g. to
read /proc/<pid>/ file which requires mm etc.).

The race would look like this

oom_reaper oom_victim task
__oom_reap_task_mm mmput

Fix this issue by providing a new mm_is_oom_victim() helper which
operates on the mm struct rather than a task. Any context which
operates on a remote mm struct should use this helper in place of
tsk_is_oom_victim. The flag is set in mark_oom_victim and never cleared
so it is stable in the exit_mmap path.

Debugged by Tetsuo Handa.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20171210095130.17110-1-mhocko@xxxxxxxxxx
Fixes: 212925802454 ("mm: oom: let oom_reap_task and exit_mmap run concurrently")
Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrea Argangeli <andrea@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

include/linux/oom.h | 9 +++++++++
include/linux/sched/coredump.h | 1 +
mm/mmap.c | 10 +++++-----
mm/oom_kill.c | 4 +++-
4 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

--- a/include/linux/oom.h
+++ b/include/linux/oom.h
@@ -67,6 +67,15 @@ static inline bool tsk_is_oom_victim(str

+ * Use this helper if tsk->mm != mm and the victim mm needs a special
+ * handling. This is guaranteed to stay true after once set.
+ */
+static inline bool mm_is_oom_victim(struct mm_struct *mm)
+ return test_bit(MMF_OOM_VICTIM, &mm->flags);
* Checks whether a page fault on the given mm is still reliable.
* This is no longer true if the oom reaper started to reap the
* address space which is reflected by MMF_UNSTABLE flag set in
--- a/include/linux/sched/coredump.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched/coredump.h
@@ -70,6 +70,7 @@ static inline int get_dumpable(struct mm
#define MMF_UNSTABLE 22 /* mm is unstable for copy_from_user */
#define MMF_HUGE_ZERO_PAGE 23 /* mm has ever used the global huge zero page */
#define MMF_DISABLE_THP 24 /* disable THP for all VMAs */
+#define MMF_OOM_VICTIM 25 /* mm is the oom victim */

--- a/mm/mmap.c
+++ b/mm/mmap.c
@@ -3004,20 +3004,20 @@ void exit_mmap(struct mm_struct *mm)
/* Use -1 here to ensure all VMAs in the mm are unmapped */
unmap_vmas(&tlb, vma, 0, -1);

- set_bit(MMF_OOM_SKIP, &mm->flags);
- if (unlikely(tsk_is_oom_victim(current))) {
+ if (unlikely(mm_is_oom_victim(mm))) {
* Wait for oom_reap_task() to stop working on this
* mm. Because MMF_OOM_SKIP is already set before
* calling down_read(), oom_reap_task() will not run
* on this "mm" post up_write().
- * tsk_is_oom_victim() cannot be set from under us
- * either because current->mm is already set to NULL
+ * mm_is_oom_victim() cannot be set from under us
+ * either because victim->mm is already set to NULL
* under task_lock before calling mmput and oom_mm is
- * set not NULL by the OOM killer only if current->mm
+ * set not NULL by the OOM killer only if victim->mm
* is found not NULL while holding the task_lock.
+ set_bit(MMF_OOM_SKIP, &mm->flags);
--- a/mm/oom_kill.c
+++ b/mm/oom_kill.c
@@ -673,8 +673,10 @@ static void mark_oom_victim(struct task_

/* oom_mm is bound to the signal struct life time. */
- if (!cmpxchg(&tsk->signal->oom_mm, NULL, mm))
+ if (!cmpxchg(&tsk->signal->oom_mm, NULL, mm)) {
+ set_bit(MMF_OOM_VICTIM, &mm->flags);
+ }

* Make sure that the task is woken up from uninterruptible sleep