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Date:   Mon, 26 Sep 2022 11:24:37 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        "Ruhl, Michael J" <michael.j.ruhl@...el.com>,
        Hyeonggon Yoo <42.hyeyoo@...il.com>,
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        Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@....com>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 13/16] mempool: Use kmalloc_size_roundup() to match
 ksize() usage

On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 03:50:43PM +0200, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 9/23/22 22:28, Kees Cook wrote:
> > Round up allocations with kmalloc_size_roundup() so that mempool's use
> > of ksize() is always accurate and no special handling of the memory is
> > needed by KASAN, UBSAN_BOUNDS, nor FORTIFY_SOURCE.
> > 
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: linux-mm@...ck.org
> > Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
> > ---
> >   mm/mempool.c | 2 +-
> >   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/mm/mempool.c b/mm/mempool.c
> > index 96488b13a1ef..0f3107b28e6b 100644
> > --- a/mm/mempool.c
> > +++ b/mm/mempool.c
> > @@ -526,7 +526,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(mempool_free_slab);
> >    */
> >   void *mempool_kmalloc(gfp_t gfp_mask, void *pool_data)
> >   {
> > -	size_t size = (size_t)pool_data;
> > +	size_t size = kmalloc_size_roundup((size_t)pool_data);
> 
> Hm it is kinda wasteful to call into kmalloc_size_roundup for every
> allocation that has the same input. We could do it just once in
> mempool_init_node() for adjusting pool->pool_data ?
> 
> But looking more closely, I wonder why poison_element() and
> kasan_unpoison_element() in mm/mempool.c even have to use ksize()/__ksize()
> and not just operate on the requested size (again, pool->pool_data). If no
> kmalloc mempool's users use ksize() to write beyond requested size, then we
> don't have to unpoison/poison that area either?

Yeah, I think that's a fair point. I will adjust this.

-- 
Kees Cook

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