Re: [PATCH v4 4/5] mm: Fix page reference leak in soft_offline_page()

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 - 17:02:29 EST

On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:43:32 -0800 Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The conversion to move pfn_to_online_page() internal to
> soft_offline_page() missed that the get_user_pages() reference taken by
> the madvise() path needs to be dropped when pfn_to_online_page() fails.
> Note the direct sysfs-path to soft_offline_page() does not perform a
> get_user_pages() lookup.
> When soft_offline_page() is handed a pfn_valid() &&
> !pfn_to_online_page() pfn the kernel hangs at dax-device shutdown due to
> a leaked reference.
> Fixes: feec24a6139d ("mm, soft-offline: convert parameter to pfn")
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <nao.horiguchi@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: David Hildenbrand <david@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@xxxxxxx>
> Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@xxxxxxxxx>

A cc:stable patch in the middle is awkward. I'll make this a
standalone patch for merging into mainline soon (for 5.11) and shall
turn the rest into a 4-patch series, OK?