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authorMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>2012-10-08 16:29:17 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-10-09 16:22:22 +0900
commitb22d127a39ddd10d93deee3d96e643657ad53a49 (patch)
tree9a16e3d3a53a230dba611c85e9f892dda2b6c202 /mm/mempolicy.c
parent869833f2c5c6e4dd09a5378cfc665ffb4615e5d2 (diff)
downloadlinux-b22d127a39ddd10d93deee3d96e643657ad53a49.tar.gz
mempolicy: fix a race in shared_policy_replace()
shared_policy_replace() use of sp_alloc() is unsafe. 1) sp_node cannot be dereferenced if sp->lock is not held and 2) another thread can modify sp_node between spin_unlock for allocating a new sp node and next spin_lock. The bug was introduced before 2.6.12-rc2. Kosaki's original patch for this problem was to allocate an sp node and policy within shared_policy_replace and initialise it when the lock is reacquired. I was not keen on this approach because it partially duplicates sp_alloc(). As the paths were sp->lock is taken are not that performance critical this patch converts sp->lock to sp->mutex so it can sleep when calling sp_alloc(). [kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com: Original patch] Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Acked-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Reviewed-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com> Cc: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/mempolicy.c')
-rw-r--r--mm/mempolicy.c37
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 21 deletions
diff --git a/mm/mempolicy.c b/mm/mempolicy.c
index f0728ae7467..b2f12ecc1b3 100644
--- a/mm/mempolicy.c
+++ b/mm/mempolicy.c
@@ -2083,7 +2083,7 @@ bool __mpol_equal(struct mempolicy *a, struct mempolicy *b)
*/
/* lookup first element intersecting start-end */
-/* Caller holds sp->lock */
+/* Caller holds sp->mutex */
static struct sp_node *
sp_lookup(struct shared_policy *sp, unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
{
@@ -2147,13 +2147,13 @@ mpol_shared_policy_lookup(struct shared_policy *sp, unsigned long idx)
if (!sp->root.rb_node)
return NULL;
- spin_lock(&sp->lock);
+ mutex_lock(&sp->mutex);
sn = sp_lookup(sp, idx, idx+1);
if (sn) {
mpol_get(sn->policy);
pol = sn->policy;
}
- spin_unlock(&sp->lock);
+ mutex_unlock(&sp->mutex);
return pol;
}
@@ -2193,10 +2193,10 @@ static struct sp_node *sp_alloc(unsigned long start, unsigned long end,
static int shared_policy_replace(struct shared_policy *sp, unsigned long start,
unsigned long end, struct sp_node *new)
{
- struct sp_node *n, *new2 = NULL;
+ struct sp_node *n;
+ int ret = 0;
-restart:
- spin_lock(&sp->lock);
+ mutex_lock(&sp->mutex);
n = sp_lookup(sp, start, end);
/* Take care of old policies in the same range. */
while (n && n->start < end) {
@@ -2209,16 +2209,14 @@ restart:
} else {
/* Old policy spanning whole new range. */
if (n->end > end) {
+ struct sp_node *new2;
+ new2 = sp_alloc(end, n->end, n->policy);
if (!new2) {
- spin_unlock(&sp->lock);
- new2 = sp_alloc(end, n->end, n->policy);
- if (!new2)
- return -ENOMEM;
- goto restart;
+ ret = -ENOMEM;
+ goto out;
}
n->end = start;
sp_insert(sp, new2);
- new2 = NULL;
break;
} else
n->end = start;
@@ -2229,12 +2227,9 @@ restart:
}
if (new)
sp_insert(sp, new);
- spin_unlock(&sp->lock);
- if (new2) {
- mpol_put(new2->policy);
- kmem_cache_free(sn_cache, new2);
- }
- return 0;
+out:
+ mutex_unlock(&sp->mutex);
+ return ret;
}
/**
@@ -2252,7 +2247,7 @@ void mpol_shared_policy_init(struct shared_policy *sp, struct mempolicy *mpol)
int ret;
sp->root = RB_ROOT; /* empty tree == default mempolicy */
- spin_lock_init(&sp->lock);
+ mutex_init(&sp->mutex);
if (mpol) {
struct vm_area_struct pvma;
@@ -2318,7 +2313,7 @@ void mpol_free_shared_policy(struct shared_policy *p)
if (!p->root.rb_node)
return;
- spin_lock(&p->lock);
+ mutex_lock(&p->mutex);
next = rb_first(&p->root);
while (next) {
n = rb_entry(next, struct sp_node, nd);
@@ -2327,7 +2322,7 @@ void mpol_free_shared_policy(struct shared_policy *p)
mpol_put(n->policy);
kmem_cache_free(sn_cache, n);
}
- spin_unlock(&p->lock);
+ mutex_unlock(&p->mutex);
}
/* assumes fs == KERNEL_DS */