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Date:   Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:28:21 -0800
From:   Alexei Starovoitov <alexei.starovoitov@...il.com>
To:     Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
Cc:     linux-mm@...ck.org, Cristopher Lameter <cl@...ux.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] bpf: do not use KMALLOC_SHIFT_MAX

On Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 12:39:17AM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Fri 16-12-16 15:23:42, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 11:02:35PM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > On Fri 16-12-16 10:02:10, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 05:47:21PM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > > > From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>
> > > > > 
> > > > > 01b3f52157ff ("bpf: fix allocation warnings in bpf maps and integer
> > > > > overflow") has added checks for the maximum allocateable size. It
> > > > > (ab)used KMALLOC_SHIFT_MAX for that purpose. While this is not incorrect
> > > > > it is not very clean because we already have KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE for this
> > > > > very reason so let's change both checks to use KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE instead.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>
> > > > 
> > > > Nack until the patches 1 and 2 are reversed.
> > > 
> > > I do not insist on ordering. The thing is that it shouldn't matter all
> > > that much. Or are you worried about bisectability?
> > 
> > This patch 1 strongly depends on patch 2 !
> > Therefore order matters.
> > The patch 1 by itself is broken.
> > The commit log is saying
> > '(ab)used KMALLOC_SHIFT_MAX for that purpose .. use KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE instead'
> > that is also incorrect. We cannot do that until KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE is fixed.
> > So please change the order
> 
> Yes, I agree that using KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE could lead to a warning with
> the current ordering. Why that matters all that much is less clear to
> me. The allocation would simply fail and you would return ENOMEM rather
> than E2BIG. Does this really matter?
> 
> Anyway, as I've said, I do not really insist on the current ordering and
> the will ask Andrew to reorder them. I am just really wondering about
> such a strong pushback about something that barely matters. Or maybe I
> am just missing your point and checking KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE without an
> update would lead to a wrong behavior, user space breakage, crash or
> anything similar.

if admin set ulimit for locked memory high enough for the particular user,
that non-root user will be able to trigger warn_on_once in __alloc_pages_slowpath
which is not acceptable.
Also see the comment in hashtab.c
  if (htab->map.value_size >= (1 << (KMALLOC_SHIFT_MAX - 1)) -
      MAX_BPF_STACK - sizeof(struct htab_elem))
          /* if value_size is bigger, the user space won't be able to
           * access the elements via bpf syscall. This check also makes
           * sure that the elem_size doesn't overflow and it's
           * kmalloc-able later in htab_map_update_elem()
           */
          goto free_htab;

> > and fix the commit log to say that KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE
> > is actually valid limit now.
> 
> KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE has always been the right limit. It's value has been
> incorrect but that is to be fixed now. Using KMALLOC_SHIFT_MAX is simply
> abusing an internal constant. So I am not sure what should be fixed in
> the changelog.

that's exactly my problem with this patch and the commit log.
You think it's abusing KMALLOC_SHIFT_MAX whereas it's doing so
for reasons stated above.
That piece of code cannot use KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE until it's fixed.
So commit log should say something like:
"now since KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE is fixed and size < KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE condition
guarantees warn free allocation in kmalloc(value_size, GFP_USER | __GFP_NOWARN);
we can safely use KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE instead of KMALLOC_SHIFT_MAX"

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