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authorKuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan <sathyanarayanan.kuppuswamy@linux.intel.com>2019-08-13 15:37:31 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2019-08-13 16:06:52 -0700
commit5336e52c9e46afa69b7a85a0a091f0e4daa23d6e (patch)
parent54a83d6bcbf8f4700013766b974bf9190d40b689 (diff)
mm/vmalloc.c: fix percpu free VM area search criteria
Recent changes to the vmalloc code by commit 68ad4a330433 ("mm/vmalloc.c: keep track of free blocks for vmap allocation") can cause spurious percpu allocation failures. These, in turn, can result in panic()s in the slub code. One such possible panic was reported by Dave Hansen in following link https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/6/19/939. Another related panic observed is, RIP: 0033:0x7f46f7441b9b Call Trace: dump_stack+0x61/0x80 pcpu_alloc.cold.30+0x22/0x4f mem_cgroup_css_alloc+0x110/0x650 cgroup_apply_control_enable+0x133/0x330 cgroup_mkdir+0x41b/0x500 kernfs_iop_mkdir+0x5a/0x90 vfs_mkdir+0x102/0x1b0 do_mkdirat+0x7d/0xf0 do_syscall_64+0x5b/0x180 entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9 VMALLOC memory manager divides the entire VMALLOC space (VMALLOC_START to VMALLOC_END) into multiple VM areas (struct vm_areas), and it mainly uses two lists (vmap_area_list & free_vmap_area_list) to track the used and free VM areas in VMALLOC space. And pcpu_get_vm_areas(offsets[], sizes[], nr_vms, align) function is used for allocating congruent VM areas for percpu memory allocator. In order to not conflict with VMALLOC users, pcpu_get_vm_areas allocates VM areas near the end of the VMALLOC space. So the search for free vm_area for the given requirement starts near VMALLOC_END and moves upwards towards VMALLOC_START. Prior to commit 68ad4a330433, the search for free vm_area in pcpu_get_vm_areas() involves following two main steps. Step 1: Find a aligned "base" adress near VMALLOC_END. va = free vm area near VMALLOC_END Step 2: Loop through number of requested vm_areas and check, Step 2.1: if (base < VMALLOC_START) 1. fail with error Step 2.2: // end is offsets[area] + sizes[area] if (base + end > va->vm_end) 1. Move the base downwards and repeat Step 2 Step 2.3: if (base + start < va->vm_start) 1. Move to previous free vm_area node, find aligned base address and repeat Step 2 But Commit 68ad4a330433 removed Step 2.2 and modified Step 2.3 as below: Step 2.3: if (base + start < va->vm_start || base + end > va->vm_end) 1. Move to previous free vm_area node, find aligned base address and repeat Step 2 Above change is the root cause of spurious percpu memory allocation failures. For example, consider a case where a relatively large vm_area (~ 30 TB) was ignored in free vm_area search because it did not pass the base + end < vm->vm_end boundary check. Ignoring such large free vm_area's would lead to not finding free vm_area within boundary of VMALLOC_start to VMALLOC_END which in turn leads to allocation failures. So modify the search algorithm to include Step 2.2. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190729232139.91131-1-sathyanarayanan.kuppuswamy@linux.intel.com Fixes: 68ad4a330433 ("mm/vmalloc.c: keep track of free blocks for vmap allocation") Signed-off-by: Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan <sathyanarayanan.kuppuswamy@linux.intel.com> Reported-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com> Acked-by: Dennis Zhou <dennis@kernel.org> Reviewed-by: Uladzislau Rezki (Sony) <urezki@gmail.com> Cc: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com> Cc: sathyanarayanan kuppuswamy <sathyanarayanan.kuppuswamy@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/mm/vmalloc.c b/mm/vmalloc.c
index e0fc963acc41..7ba11e12a11f 100644
--- a/mm/vmalloc.c
+++ b/mm/vmalloc.c
@@ -3279,9 +3279,19 @@ retry:
goto overflow;
+ * If required width exeeds current VA block, move
+ * base downwards and then recheck.
+ */
+ if (base + end > va->va_end) {
+ base = pvm_determine_end_from_reverse(&va, align) - end;
+ term_area = area;
+ continue;
+ }
+ /*
* If this VA does not fit, move base downwards and recheck.
- if (base + start < va->va_start || base + end > va->va_end) {
+ if (base + start < va->va_start) {
va = node_to_va(rb_prev(&va->rb_node));
base = pvm_determine_end_from_reverse(&va, align) - end;
term_area = area;