kprobes: Sanitize struct kretprobe_instance allocations
Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli [Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:53:10 +0000 (18:53 +0530)]
For as long as kretprobes have existed, we've allocated NR_CPUS
instances of kretprobe_instance structures. With the default
value of CONFIG_NR_CPUS increasing on certain architectures, we
are potentially wasting kernel memory.

See http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=10839#c3 for
more details.

Use a saner num_possible_cpus() instead of NR_CPUS for
allocation.

Signed-off-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com>
Cc: Jim Keniston <jkenisto@us.ibm.com>
Cc: fweisbec@gmail.com
LKML-Reference: <20091030135310.GA22230@in.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

kernel/kprobes.c

index 5240d75..1494e85 100644 (file)
@@ -1014,9 +1014,9 @@ int __kprobes register_kretprobe(struct kretprobe *rp)
        /* Pre-allocate memory for max kretprobe instances */
        if (rp->maxactive <= 0) {
 #ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT
-               rp->maxactive = max(10, 2 * NR_CPUS);
+               rp->maxactive = max(10, 2 * num_possible_cpus());
 #else
-               rp->maxactive = NR_CPUS;
+               rp->maxactive = num_possible_cpus();
 #endif
        }
        spin_lock_init(&rp->lock);