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SubjectRe: net/sctp: vmalloc allocation failure in sctp_setsockopt/xt_alloc_table_info
On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 09:39:31AM -0500, Neil Horman wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 03:33:40PM +0100, Andrey Konovalov wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 3:13 PM, Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com> wrote:
> > > On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 02:00:19PM +0100, Andrey Konovalov wrote:
> > >> Hi!
> > >>
> > >> I've got the following error report while running the syzkaller fuzzer.
> > >>
> > >> On commit d8e435f3ab6fea2ea324dce72b51dd7761747523 (Nov 26).
> > >>
> > >> A reproducer is attached.
> > >>
> > >> a.out: vmalloc: allocation failure, allocated 823562240 of 1427091456
> > >> bytes, mode:0x24000c2(GFP_KERNEL|__GFP_HIGHMEM)
> > >>
> > > How much total ram do you have in this system? The call appears to be
> > > attempting to allocate 1.3 Gb of data. Even using vmalloc to allow
> > > discontiguous allocation, thats alot of memory, and if enough is in use already,
> > > I could make the argument that this might be expected behavior.
> >
> > Hi Neail,
> >
> > I have 2 Gb.
> >
> That would be why. Allocating 65% of the available system memory will almost
> certainly lead to OOM failures quickly.
>
> > Just tested with 4 Gb, everything seems to be working fine.
> > So I guess this is not actually a bug and allocating 1.3 Gb is OK.

Still we probably should avoid the warn triggered by an userspace
application: (untested)

--8<--

diff --git a/net/netfilter/x_tables.c b/net/netfilter/x_tables.c
index fc4977456c30..b56a0e128fc3 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/x_tables.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/x_tables.c
@@ -958,7 +958,8 @@ struct xt_table_info *xt_alloc_table_info(unsigned int size)
if (sz <= (PAGE_SIZE << PAGE_ALLOC_COSTLY_ORDER))
info = kmalloc(sz, GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NOWARN | __GFP_NORETRY);
if (!info) {
- info = vmalloc(sz);
+ info = __vmalloc(sz, GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NOWARN | __GFP_HIGHMEM,
+ PAGE_KERNEL);
if (!info)
return NULL;
}
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