[RFC PATCH] mm/highmem: VM_BUG_ON() if offset + len > PAGE_SIZE

From: Fabio M. De Francesco
Date: Sun Apr 24 2022 - 06:48:36 EST

Call VM_BUG_ON() if offset + len > PAGE_SIZE.

This is an RFC patch because I'm not sure if we actually need to BUG_ON(),
so I'd like to know what Maintainers and other developers think about this

Please note that memset_page() uses VM_BUG_ON() to prevent the same issue.

Furthermore, I also cannot understand why memset_page() does not call
flush_dcache_page() after memset() but I suppose that the different
implementations of these two functions should be addressed in another RFC.

Signed-off-by: Fabio M. De Francesco <fmdefrancesco@xxxxxxxxx>
include/linux/highmem.h | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/highmem.h b/include/linux/highmem.h
index c3d562b5f0c1..bdb16d5f8148 100644
--- a/include/linux/highmem.h
+++ b/include/linux/highmem.h
@@ -349,6 +349,8 @@ static inline void memcpy_to_page(struct page *page, size_t offset,
static inline void memzero_page(struct page *page, size_t offset, size_t len)
char *addr = kmap_local_page(page);
+ VM_BUG_ON(offset + len > PAGE_SIZE);
memset(addr + offset, 0, len);