mm/huge_memory.c: fix potential NULL pointer dereference
authorLibin <huawei.libin@huawei.com>
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:20:38 +0000 (14:20 -0700)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:18:28 +0000 (17:18 -0700)
commit8b89ae8a4914ee393c0db530735d933481272e97
tree34995383309c09b7495068c62d5b72c855575e77
parentd96fa17975d6b1d1dd1264170ccdfabb254f71c2
mm/huge_memory.c: fix potential NULL pointer dereference

commit a8f531ebc33052642b4bd7b812eedf397108ce64 upstream.

In collapse_huge_page() there is a race window between releasing the
mmap_sem read lock and taking the mmap_sem write lock, so find_vma() may
return NULL.  So check the return value to avoid NULL pointer dereference.

collapse_huge_page
khugepaged_alloc_page
up_read(&mm->mmap_sem)
down_write(&mm->mmap_sem)
vma = find_vma(mm, address)

Signed-off-by: Libin <huawei.libin@huawei.com>
Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Wanpeng Li <liwanp@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>
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/huge_memory.c