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Date:   Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:47:51 +0100
From:   Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
To:     Vitaly Mayatskikh <v.mayatskih@...il.com>
Cc:     Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@...hat.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vhost: zero vhost_vsock memory on allocation

On Tue 26-03-19 20:56:14, Vitaly Mayatskikh wrote:
> This fixes OOPS when using under-initialized vhost_vsock object.
> 
> The code had a combo of kzalloc plus vmalloc as a fallback
> initially, but it has been replaced by plain kvmalloc in
> commit 6c5ab6511f71 ("mm: support __GFP_REPEAT in kvmalloc_node for >32kB")
> 
> OOPS is easy to reproduce with open/ioctl after trashing the RAM.

Sorry for the screw up, that was certainly not inteded effect of the
patch.

Fixes: 6c5ab6511f71 ("mm: support __GFP_REPEAT in kvmalloc_node for >32kB")
Cc: stable # 4.12+

> Signed-off-by: Vitaly Mayatskikh <v.mayatskih@...il.com>

Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>

Thanks for catching that.

> ---
>  drivers/vhost/vsock.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vsock.c b/drivers/vhost/vsock.c
> index bb5fc0e..9e7cb13 100644
> --- a/drivers/vhost/vsock.c
> +++ b/drivers/vhost/vsock.c
> @@ -512,7 +512,7 @@ static int vhost_vsock_dev_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
>  	/* This struct is large and allocation could fail, fall back to vmalloc
>  	 * if there is no other way.
>  	 */
> -	vsock = kvmalloc(sizeof(*vsock), GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_RETRY_MAYFAIL);
> +	vsock = kvzalloc(sizeof(*vsock), GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_RETRY_MAYFAIL);
>  	if (!vsock)
>  		return -ENOMEM;
>  
> -- 
> 1.8.3.1
> 

-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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