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Date:   Fri,  1 May 2020 15:20:59 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        stable@...r.kernel.org, Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Daniel Micay <danielmicay@...il.com>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
        Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>,
        Pekka Enberg <penberg@...nel.org>,
        David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
        Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@....com>,
        Matthias Schiffer <mschiffer@...verse-factory.net>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Sven Eckelmann <sven@...fation.org>,
        Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
Subject: [PATCH 4.14 023/117] mm, slub: restore the original intention of prefetch_freepointer()

From: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>

commit 0882ff9190e3bc51e2d78c3aadd7c690eeaa91d5 upstream.

In SLUB, prefetch_freepointer() is used when allocating an object from
cache's freelist, to make sure the next object in the list is cache-hot,
since it's probable it will be allocated soon.

Commit 2482ddec670f ("mm: add SLUB free list pointer obfuscation") has
unintentionally changed the prefetch in a way where the prefetch is
turned to a real fetch, and only the next->next pointer is prefetched.
In case there is not a stream of allocations that would benefit from
prefetching, the extra real fetch might add a useless cache miss to the
allocation.  Restore the previous behavior.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180809085245.22448-1-vbabka@suse.cz
Fixes: 2482ddec670f ("mm: add SLUB free list pointer obfuscation")
Signed-off-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>
Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc: Daniel Micay <danielmicay@...il.com>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@...nel.org>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>
Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@....com>
Cc: Matthias Schiffer <mschiffer@...verse-factory.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <sven@...fation.org>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
---
 mm/slub.c | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/slub.c b/mm/slub.c
index 3c1a16f03b2bd..481518c3f61a9 100644
--- a/mm/slub.c
+++ b/mm/slub.c
@@ -269,8 +269,7 @@ static inline void *get_freepointer(struct kmem_cache *s, void *object)
 
 static void prefetch_freepointer(const struct kmem_cache *s, void *object)
 {
-	if (object)
-		prefetch(freelist_dereference(s, object + s->offset));
+	prefetch(object + s->offset);
 }
 
 static inline void *get_freepointer_safe(struct kmem_cache *s, void *object)
-- 
2.20.1



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