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Subject[PATCH 1/2] memory_hotplug: Add a bounds check to check_hotplug_memory_range()
From: Alastair D'Silva <>

On PowerPC, the address ranges allocated to OpenCAPI LPC memory
are allocated from firmware. These address ranges may be higher
than what older kernels permit, as we increased the maximum
permissable address in commit 4ffe713b7587
("powerpc/mm: Increase the max addressable memory to 2PB"). It is
possible that the addressable range may change again in the

In this scenario, we end up with a bogus section returned from
__section_nr (see the discussion on the thread "mm: Trigger bug on
if a section is not found in __section_nr").

Adding a check here means that we fail early and have an
opportunity to handle the error gracefully, rather than rumbling
on and potentially accessing an incorrect section.

Further discussion is also on the thread ("powerpc: Perform a bounds
check in arch_add_memory").

Signed-off-by: Alastair D'Silva <>
include/linux/memory_hotplug.h | 1 +
mm/memory_hotplug.c | 19 ++++++++++++++++++-
2 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h b/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
index f46ea71b4ffd..bc477e98a310 100644
--- a/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
+++ b/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
@@ -110,6 +110,7 @@ extern void __online_page_increment_counters(struct page *page);
extern void __online_page_free(struct page *page);

extern int try_online_node(int nid);
+int check_hotplug_memory_addressable(u64 start, u64 size);

extern int arch_add_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size,
struct mhp_restrictions *restrictions);
diff --git a/mm/memory_hotplug.c b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
index c73f09913165..3c5428b014f9 100644
--- a/mm/memory_hotplug.c
+++ b/mm/memory_hotplug.c
@@ -1030,6 +1030,23 @@ int try_online_node(int nid)
return ret;

+int check_hotplug_memory_addressable(u64 start, u64 size)
+ if ((start + size - 1) >> MAX_POSSIBLE_PHYSMEM_BITS)
+ return -E2BIG;
+ return 0;
static int check_hotplug_memory_range(u64 start, u64 size)
/* memory range must be block size aligned */
@@ -1040,7 +1057,7 @@ static int check_hotplug_memory_range(u64 start, u64 size)
return -EINVAL;

- return 0;
+ return check_hotplug_memory_addressable(start, size);

static int online_memory_block(struct memory_block *mem, void *arg)
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