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Date:   Tue, 4 Apr 2017 13:55:09 +0900
From:   Sergey Senozhatsky <>
To:     Minchan Kim <>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <>,,
        Sergey Senozhatsky <>,, Jens Axboe <>,
        Hannes Reinecke <>,
        Johannes Thumshirn <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] zram: handle multiple pages attached bio's bvec

On (04/03/17 14:17), Minchan Kim wrote:
> Johannes Thumshirn reported system goes the panic when using NVMe over
> Fabrics loopback target with zram.
> The reason is zram expects each bvec in bio contains a single page
> but nvme can attach a huge bulk of pages attached to the bio's bvec
> so that zram's index arithmetic could be wrong so that out-of-bound
> access makes panic.
> It can be solved by limiting max_sectors with SECTORS_PER_PAGE like
> [1] but it makes zram slow because bio should split with each pages
> so this patch makes zram aware of multiple pages in a bvec so it
> could solve without any regression.
> [1] 0bc315381fe9, zram: set physical queue limits to avoid array out of
>     bounds accesses
> Cc: Jens Axboe <>
> Cc: Hannes Reinecke <>
> Reported-by: Johannes Thumshirn <>
> Tested-by: Johannes Thumshirn <>
> Reviewed-by: Johannes Thumshirn <>
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Thumshirn <>
> Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <>

Reviewed-by: Sergey Senozhatsky <>

> +		unsigned int remained = bvec.bv_len;
> +		} while (remained);

a tiny nitpick,  "-ed" in variable name looks a bit unusual.


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