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Subject[PATCH] mm: cma: honor __GFP_ZERO flag in cma_alloc()
cma_alloc() function has gfp mask parameter, so users expect that it
honors typical memory allocation related flags. The most imporant from
the security point of view is handling of __GFP_ZERO flag, because memory
allocated by this function usually can be directly remapped to userspace
by device drivers as a part of multimedia processing and ignoring this
flag might lead to leaking some kernel structures to userspace.
Some callers of this function (for example arm64 dma-iommu glue code)
already assumed that the allocated buffers are cleared when this flag
is set. To avoid such issues, add simple code for clearing newly
allocated buffer when __GFP_ZERO flag is set. Callers will be then
updated to skip implicit clearing or adjust passed gfp flags.

Signed-off-by: Marek Szyprowski <>
mm/cma.c | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/mm/cma.c b/mm/cma.c
index 5809bbe360d7..1106d5aef2cc 100644
--- a/mm/cma.c
+++ b/mm/cma.c
@@ -464,6 +464,13 @@ struct page *cma_alloc(struct cma *cma, size_t count, unsigned int align,
start = bitmap_no + mask + 1;

+ if (ret == 0 && gfp_mask & __GFP_ZERO) {
+ int i;
+ for (i = 0; i < count; i++)
+ clear_highpage(page + i);
+ }
trace_cma_alloc(pfn, page, count, align);

if (ret && !(gfp_mask & __GFP_NOWARN)) {
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