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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: Unsigned 'nr_pages' always larger than zero
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On 9/4/19 8:48 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Sep 2019 13:24:58 +0200 Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> wrote:
>
>> On 9/4/19 12:26 PM, zhong jiang wrote:
>>> With the help of unsigned_lesser_than_zero.cocci. Unsigned 'nr_pages"'
>>> compare with zero. And __get_user_pages_locked will return an long value.
>>> Hence, Convert the long to compare with zero is feasible.
>>
>> It would be nicer if the parameter nr_pages was long again instead of unsigned
>> long (note there are two variants of the function, so both should be changed).
>
> nr_pages should be unsigned - it's a count of pages!

Hm right, I thought check_and_migrate_cma_pages() could be already
called with negative nr_pages from __gup_longterm_locked(), but I missed
there's a if (rc < 0) goto out before that.

> The bug is that __get_user_pages_locked() returns a signed long which
> can be a -ve errno.
>
> I think it's best if __get_user_pages_locked() is to get itself a new

You mean check_and_migrate_cma_pages()

> local with the same type as its return value. Something like:

Agreed.

> --- a/mm/gup.c~a
> +++ a/mm/gup.c
> @@ -1450,6 +1450,7 @@ static long check_and_migrate_cma_pages(
> bool drain_allow = true;
> bool migrate_allow = true;
> LIST_HEAD(cma_page_list);
> + long ret;

Should be initialized to nr_pages in case we don't go via "if
(!list_empty(&cma_page_list))" at all.

>
> check_again:
> for (i = 0; i < nr_pages;) {
> @@ -1511,17 +1512,18 @@ check_again:
> * again migrating any new CMA pages which we failed to isolate
> * earlier.
> */
> - nr_pages = __get_user_pages_locked(tsk, mm, start, nr_pages,
> + ret = __get_user_pages_locked(tsk, mm, start, nr_pages,
> pages, vmas, NULL,
> gup_flags);
>
> - if ((nr_pages > 0) && migrate_allow) {
> + nr_pages = ret;
> + if (ret > 0 && migrate_allow) {
> drain_allow = true;
> goto check_again;
> }
> }
>
> - return nr_pages;
> + return ret;
> }
> #else
> static long check_and_migrate_cma_pages(struct task_struct *tsk,
>
>

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