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Date:   Sat, 2 Dec 2017 15:52:21 +0000
To:     "" <>,
        "" <>
Cc:     Sergey Senozhatsky <>,
        Sergey Senozhatsky <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL for 4.9 18/33] zsmalloc: calling zs_map_object() from
 irq is a bug

From: Sergey Senozhatsky <>

[ Upstream commit 1aedcafbf32b3f232c159b14cd0d423fcfe2b861 ]

Use BUG_ON(in_interrupt()) in zs_map_object().  This is not a new
BUG_ON(), it's always been there, but was recently changed to
VM_BUG_ON().  There are several problems there.  First, we use use
per-CPU mappings both in zsmalloc and in zram, and interrupt may easily
corrupt those buffers.  Second, and more importantly, we believe it's
possible to start leaking sensitive information.  Consider the following

-> process P
	swap out
	  per-cpu mapping CPU1
	   compress page A
-> IRQ

	swap out
	  per-cpu mapping CPU1
	   compress page B
	    write page from per-cpu mapping CPU1 to zsmalloc pool

-> process P
	    write page from per-cpu mapping CPU1 to zsmalloc pool  [*]

* so we store overwritten data that actually belongs to another
  page (task) and potentially contains sensitive data. And when
  process P will page fault it's going to read (swap in) that
  other task's data.

Signed-off-by: Sergey Senozhatsky <>
Acked-by: Minchan Kim <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 mm/zsmalloc.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/zsmalloc.c b/mm/zsmalloc.c
index 1689bb58e0d1..d3548c48369f 100644
--- a/mm/zsmalloc.c
+++ b/mm/zsmalloc.c
@@ -1407,7 +1407,7 @@ void *zs_map_object(struct zs_pool *pool, unsigned long handle,
 	 * pools/users, we can't allow mapping in interrupt context
 	 * because it can corrupt another users mappings.
-	WARN_ON_ONCE(in_interrupt());
+	BUG_ON(in_interrupt());
 	/* From now on, migration cannot move the object */

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