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Subject[PATCH v3] zsmalloc: fix migrate_zspage-zs_free race condition
record_obj() in migrate_zspage() does not preserve handle's
HANDLE_PIN_BIT, set by find_aloced_obj()->trypin_tag(), and implicitly
(accidentally) un-pins the handle, while migrate_zspage() still performs
an explicit unpin_tag() on the that handle.
This additional explicit unpin_tag() introduces a race condition with
zs_free(), which can pin that handle by this time, so the handle becomes

Schematically, it goes like this:

set HANDLE_PIN_BIT zs_free()
obj_malloc() -- new object, no tag
record_obj() -- remove HANDLE_PIN_BIT set HANDLE_PIN_BIT
unpin_tag() -- remove zs_free's HANDLE_PIN_BIT

The race condition may result in a NULL pointer dereference:
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
CPU: 0 PID: 19001 Comm: CookieMonsterCl Tainted:
PC is at get_zspage_mapping+0x0/0x24
LR is at obj_free.isra.22+0x64/0x128
Call trace:
[<ffffffc0001a3aa8>] get_zspage_mapping+0x0/0x24
[<ffffffc0001a4918>] zs_free+0x88/0x114
[<ffffffc00053ae54>] zram_free_page+0x64/0xcc
[<ffffffc00053af4c>] zram_slot_free_notify+0x90/0x108
[<ffffffc000196638>] swap_entry_free+0x278/0x294
[<ffffffc000199008>] free_swap_and_cache+0x38/0x11c
[<ffffffc0001837ac>] unmap_single_vma+0x480/0x5c8
[<ffffffc000184350>] unmap_vmas+0x44/0x60
[<ffffffc00018a53c>] exit_mmap+0x50/0x110
[<ffffffc00009e408>] mmput+0x58/0xe0
[<ffffffc0000a2854>] do_exit+0x320/0x8dc
[<ffffffc0000a3cb4>] do_group_exit+0x44/0xa8
[<ffffffc0000ae1bc>] get_signal+0x538/0x580
[<ffffffc000087e44>] do_signal+0x98/0x4b8
[<ffffffc00008843c>] do_notify_resume+0x14/0x5c

Fix the race by removing explicit unpin_tag() from migrate_zspage().

Signed-off-by: Junil Lee <>
mm/zsmalloc.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/zsmalloc.c b/mm/zsmalloc.c
index e7414ce..0acfa20 100644
--- a/mm/zsmalloc.c
+++ b/mm/zsmalloc.c
@@ -1635,8 +1635,8 @@ static int migrate_zspage(struct zs_pool *pool, struct size_class *class,
free_obj = obj_malloc(d_page, class, handle);
zs_object_copy(free_obj, used_obj, class);
+ /* This also effectively unpins the handle */
record_obj(handle, free_obj);
- unpin_tag(handle);
obj_free(pool, class, used_obj);


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