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Subject[PATCH] lib/lz4: explicitly support in-place decompression
LZ4 final literal copy could be overlapped when doing
in-place decompression, so it's unsafe to just use memcpy()
on an optimized memcpy approach but memmove() instead.

Upstream LZ4 has updated this years ago [1] (and the impact
is non-sensible [2]), this commit just synchronizes LZ4
upstream code to the kernel side as well.

It can be observed as EROFS in-place decompression failure
on specific files when X86_FEATURE_ERMS is unsupported,
memcpy() optimization of commit 59daa706fbec ("x86, mem:
Optimize memcpy by avoiding memory false dependece") will
be enabled then.

Currently most modern x86-CPUs support ERMS, these CPUs
just use "rep movsb" approach so no problem at all. However,
it can still be verified with forcely disabling ERMS feature...

ALTERNATIVE_2 "jmp memcpy_orig", "", X86_FEATURE_REP_GOOD, \
- "jmp memcpy_erms", X86_FEATURE_ERMS
+ "jmp memcpy_orig", X86_FEATURE_ERMS

We didn't observed any strange on arm64/arm platform before,
but it really needs an update for sure considering this
unsafe overlapping memcpy() behavior for LZ4 in-place

Cc: Yann Collet <>
Cc: Miao Xie <>
Cc: Chao Yu <>
Signed-off-by: Gao Xiang <>
Hi Andrew,

Could you kindly consider picking this patch up, although
the impact is EROFS but it touchs in-kernel lz4 library

Gao Xiang

lib/lz4/lz4_decompress.c | 2 +-
lib/lz4/lz4defs.h | 1 +
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lib/lz4/lz4_decompress.c b/lib/lz4/lz4_decompress.c
index 00cb0d0b73e1..fa88e13ef00b 100644
--- a/lib/lz4/lz4_decompress.c
+++ b/lib/lz4/lz4_decompress.c
@@ -263,7 +263,7 @@ static FORCE_INLINE int LZ4_decompress_generic(

- LZ4_memcpy(op, ip, length);
+ LZ4_memmove(op, ip, length);
ip += length;
op += length;

diff --git a/lib/lz4/lz4defs.h b/lib/lz4/lz4defs.h
index c91dd96ef629..673bd206aa98 100644
--- a/lib/lz4/lz4defs.h
+++ b/lib/lz4/lz4defs.h
@@ -146,6 +146,7 @@ static FORCE_INLINE void LZ4_writeLE16(void *memPtr, U16 value)
* environments. This is needed when decompressing the Linux Kernel, for example.
#define LZ4_memcpy(dst, src, size) __builtin_memcpy(dst, src, size)
+#define LZ4_memmove(dst, src, size) __builtin_memmove(dst, src, size)

static FORCE_INLINE void LZ4_copy8(void *dst, const void *src)
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