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authorDaniel Forrest <dan.forrest@ssec.wisc.edu>2014-12-02 15:59:42 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-12-03 09:36:04 -0800
commitc4ea95d7cd08d9ffd7fa75e6c5e0332d596dd11e (patch)
parent2022b4d18a491a578218ce7a4eca8666db895a73 (diff)
mm: fix anon_vma_clone() error treatment
Andrew Morton noticed that the error return from anon_vma_clone() was being dropped and replaced with -ENOMEM (which is not itself a bug because the only error return value from anon_vma_clone() is -ENOMEM). I did an audit of callers of anon_vma_clone() and discovered an actual bug where the error return was being lost. In __split_vma(), between Linux 3.11 and 3.12 the code was changed so the err variable is used before the call to anon_vma_clone() and the default initial value of -ENOMEM is overwritten. So a failure of anon_vma_clone() will return success since err at this point is now zero. Below is a patch which fixes this bug and also propagates the error return value from anon_vma_clone() in all cases. Fixes: ef0855d334e1 ("mm: mempolicy: turn vma_set_policy() into vma_dup_policy()") Signed-off-by: Daniel Forrest <dan.forrest@ssec.wisc.edu> Reviewed-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz> Cc: Konstantin Khlebnikov <koct9i@gmail.com> Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Tim Hartrick <tim@edgecast.com> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Cc: Michel Lespinasse <walken@google.com> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> [3.12+] Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2 files changed, 11 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/mm/mmap.c b/mm/mmap.c
index 87e82b38453c..ae919891a087 100644
--- a/mm/mmap.c
+++ b/mm/mmap.c
@@ -776,8 +776,11 @@ again: remove_next = 1 + (end > next->vm_end);
* shrinking vma had, to cover any anon pages imported.
if (exporter && exporter->anon_vma && !importer->anon_vma) {
- if (anon_vma_clone(importer, exporter))
- return -ENOMEM;
+ int error;
+ error = anon_vma_clone(importer, exporter);
+ if (error)
+ return error;
importer->anon_vma = exporter->anon_vma;
@@ -2469,7 +2472,8 @@ static int __split_vma(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
if (err)
goto out_free_vma;
- if (anon_vma_clone(new, vma))
+ err = anon_vma_clone(new, vma);
+ if (err)
goto out_free_mpol;
if (new->vm_file)
diff --git a/mm/rmap.c b/mm/rmap.c
index 19886fb2f13a..3e4c7213210c 100644
--- a/mm/rmap.c
+++ b/mm/rmap.c
@@ -274,6 +274,7 @@ int anon_vma_fork(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_area_struct *pvma)
struct anon_vma_chain *avc;
struct anon_vma *anon_vma;
+ int error;
/* Don't bother if the parent process has no anon_vma here. */
if (!pvma->anon_vma)
@@ -283,8 +284,9 @@ int anon_vma_fork(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_area_struct *pvma)
* First, attach the new VMA to the parent VMA's anon_vmas,
* so rmap can find non-COWed pages in child processes.
- if (anon_vma_clone(vma, pvma))
- return -ENOMEM;
+ error = anon_vma_clone(vma, pvma);
+ if (error)
+ return error;
/* Then add our own anon_vma. */
anon_vma = anon_vma_alloc();