path: root/drivers/virtio
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authorWill Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>2012-10-19 14:03:33 +0100
committerRusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>2012-10-22 18:19:49 +1030
commitb92b1b89a33c172c075edccf6afb0edc41d851fd (patch)
treeb7ca705150cfa459c4daa7f0c04874839490c291 /drivers/virtio
parentb9cdc88df8e63e81c723b82c286fc97f5d0dc325 (diff)
virtio: force vring descriptors to be allocated from lowmem
Virtio devices may attempt to add descriptors to a virtqueue from atomic context using GFP_ATOMIC allocation. This is problematic because such allocations can fall outside of the lowmem mapping, causing virt_to_phys to report bogus physical addresses which are subsequently passed to userspace via the buffers for the virtual device. This patch masks out __GFP_HIGH and __GFP_HIGHMEM from the requested flags when allocating descriptors for a virtqueue. If an atomic allocation is requested and later fails, we will return -ENOSPC which will be handled by the driver. Cc: stable@kernel.org Cc: Sasha Levin <levinsasha928@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/virtio')
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c b/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
index e639584b2db..286c30cb393 100644
--- a/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
+++ b/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
@@ -135,6 +135,13 @@ static int vring_add_indirect(struct vring_virtqueue *vq,
unsigned head;
int i;
+ /*
+ * We require lowmem mappings for the descriptors because
+ * otherwise virt_to_phys will give us bogus addresses in the
+ * virtqueue.
+ */
+ gfp &= ~(__GFP_HIGHMEM | __GFP_HIGH);
desc = kmalloc((out + in) * sizeof(struct vring_desc), gfp);
if (!desc)
return -ENOMEM;