mempolicy: fix a memory corruption by refcount imbalance in alloc_pages_vma()
Mel Gorman [Mon, 8 Oct 2012 23:29:20 +0000 (16:29 -0700)]
commit 00442ad04a5eac08a98255697c510e708f6082e2 upstream.

Commit cc9a6c877661 ("cpuset: mm: reduce large amounts of memory barrier
related damage v3") introduced a potential memory corruption.
shmem_alloc_page() uses a pseudo vma and it has one significant unique
combination, vma->vm_ops=NULL and vma->policy->flags & MPOL_F_SHARED.

get_vma_policy() does NOT increase a policy ref when vma->vm_ops=NULL
and mpol_cond_put() DOES decrease a policy ref when a policy has
MPOL_F_SHARED.  Therefore, when a cpuset update race occurs,
alloc_pages_vma() falls in 'goto retry_cpuset' path, decrements the
reference count and frees the policy prematurely.

Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
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>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

mm/mempolicy.c

index 06531fc..d1e4bef 100644 (file)
@@ -1532,8 +1532,18 @@ struct mempolicy *get_vma_policy(struct task_struct *task,
                                                                        addr);
                        if (vpol)
                                pol = vpol;
-               } else if (vma->vm_policy)
+               } else if (vma->vm_policy) {
                        pol = vma->vm_policy;
+
+                       /*
+                        * shmem_alloc_page() passes MPOL_F_SHARED policy with
+                        * a pseudo vma whose vma->vm_ops=NULL. Take a reference
+                        * count on these policies which will be dropped by
+                        * mpol_cond_put() later
+                        */
+                       if (mpol_needs_cond_ref(pol))
+                               mpol_get(pol);
+               }
        }
        if (!pol)
                pol = &default_policy;