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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] f2fs: allocate buffer for decrypting filename to avoid panic
On 2018/2/28 10:19, Yunlong Song wrote:
> In some platforms (such as arm), high memory is used, then the
> decrypting filename will cause panic, the reason see commit
> 569cf1876a32e574ba8a7fb825cd91bafd003882 ("f2fs crypto: allocate buffer
> for decrypting filename"):
> We got dentry pages from high_mem, and its address space directly goes into the
> decryption path via f2fs_fname_disk_to_usr.
> But, sg_init_one assumes the address is not from high_mem, so we can get this
> panic since it doesn't call kmap_high but kunmap_high is triggered at the end.
> kernel BUG at ../../../../../../kernel/mm/highmem.c:290!
> Internal error: Oops - BUG: 0 [#1] PREEMPT SMP ARM
> ...
> (kunmap_high+0xb0/0xb8) from [<c0114534>] (__kunmap_atomic+0xa0/0xa4)
> (__kunmap_atomic+0xa0/0xa4) from [<c035f028>] (blkcipher_walk_done+0x128/0x1ec)
> (blkcipher_walk_done+0x128/0x1ec) from [<c0366c24>] (crypto_cbc_decrypt+0xc0/0x170)
> (crypto_cbc_decrypt+0xc0/0x170) from [<c0367148>] (crypto_cts_decrypt+0xc0/0x114)
> (crypto_cts_decrypt+0xc0/0x114) from [<c035ea98>] (async_decrypt+0x40/0x48)
> (async_decrypt+0x40/0x48) from [<c032ca34>] (f2fs_fname_disk_to_usr+0x124/0x304)
> (f2fs_fname_disk_to_usr+0x124/0x304) from [<c03056fc>] (f2fs_fill_dentries+0xac/0x188)
> (f2fs_fill_dentries+0xac/0x188) from [<c03059c8>] (f2fs_readdir+0x1f0/0x300)
> (f2fs_readdir+0x1f0/0x300) from [<c0218054>] (vfs_readdir+0x90/0xb4)
> (vfs_readdir+0x90/0xb4) from [<c0218418>] (SyS_getdents64+0x64/0xcc)
> (SyS_getdents64+0x64/0xcc) from [<c0105ba0>] (ret_fast_syscall+0x0/0x30)
> Howerver, later patches:
> commit e06f86e61d7a67fe6e826010f57aa39c674f4b1b ("f2fs crypto: avoid
> unneeded memory allocation in ->readdir")
> reverts the codes, which causes panic again in arm, so let's add part of
> the old patch again for dentry page.

Fixes: e06f86e61d7a ("f2fs crypto: avoid unneeded memory allocation in ->readdir")

> Signed-off-by: Yunlong Song <>

Looks good to me, you can add:

Reviewed-by: Chao Yu <>

Minor, we can just use 'git revert' to generate patch, so that commit title can
notice the patch are reverting buggy commit.


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