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2010-08-30scatterlist: prevent invalid free when alloc failsJeffrey Carlyle1-2/+12
When alloc fails, free_table is being called. Depending on the number of bytes requested, we determine if we are going to call _get_free_page() or kmalloc(). When alloc fails, our math is wrong (due to sg_size - 1), and the last buffer is wrongfully assumed to have been allocated by kmalloc. Hence, kfree gets called and a panic occurs. Signed-off-by: Jeffrey Carlyle <jeff.carlyle@motorola.com> Signed-off-by: Olusanya Soyannwo <c23746@motorola.com> Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
2010-07-28lib/scatterlist: Hook sg_kmalloc into kmemleak (v2)Chris Wilson1-5/+18
kmemleak ignores page_alloc() and so believes the final sub-page allocation using the plain kmalloc is decoupled and lost. This leads to lots of false-positives with code that uses scatterlists. The options seem to be either to tell kmemleak that the kmalloc is not leaked or to notify kmemleak of the page allocations. The danger of the first approach is that we may hide a real leak, so choose the latter approach (of which I am not sure of the downsides). v2: Added comments on the suggestion of Catalin. Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris@chris-wilson.co.uk> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Cc: Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com> Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
2010-03-30include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking ↵Tejun Heo1-0/+1
implicit slab.h inclusion from percpu.h percpu.h is included by sched.h and module.h and thus ends up being included when building most .c files. percpu.h includes slab.h which in turn includes gfp.h making everything defined by the two files universally available and complicating inclusion dependencies. percpu.h -> slab.h dependency is about to be removed. Prepare for this change by updating users of gfp and slab facilities include those headers directly instead of assuming availability. As this conversion needs to touch large number of source files, the following script is used as the basis of conversion. http://userweb.kernel.org/~tj/misc/slabh-sweep.py The script does the followings. * Scan files for gfp and slab usages and update includes such that only the necessary includes are there. ie. if only gfp is used, gfp.h, if slab is used, slab.h. * When the script inserts a new include, it looks at the include blocks and try to put the new include such that its order conforms to its surrounding. It's put in the include block which contains core kernel includes, in the same order that the rest are ordered - alphabetical, Christmas tree, rev-Xmas-tree or at the end if there doesn't seem to be any matching order. * If the script can't find a place to put a new include (mostly because the file doesn't have fitting include block), it prints out an error message indicating which .h file needs to be added to the file. The conversion was done in the following steps. 1. The initial automatic conversion of all .c files updated slightly over 4000 files, deleting around 700 includes and adding ~480 gfp.h and ~3000 slab.h inclusions. The script emitted errors for ~400 files. 2. Each error was manually checked. Some didn't need the inclusion, some needed manual addition while adding it to implementation .h or embedding .c file was more appropriate for others. This step added inclusions to around 150 files. 3. The script was run again and the output was compared to the edits from #2 to make sure no file was left behind. 4. Several build tests were done and a couple of problems were fixed. e.g. lib/decompress_*.c used malloc/free() wrappers around slab APIs requiring slab.h to be added manually. 5. The script was run on all .h files but without automatically editing them as sprinkling gfp.h and slab.h inclusions around .h files could easily lead to inclusion dependency hell. Most gfp.h inclusion directives were ignored as stuff from gfp.h was usually wildly available and often used in preprocessor macros. Each slab.h inclusion directive was examined and added manually as necessary. 6. percpu.h was updated not to include slab.h. 7. Build test were done on the following configurations and failures were fixed. CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL was turned off for all tests (as my distributed build env didn't work with gcov compiles) and a few more options had to be turned off depending on archs to make things build (like ipr on powerpc/64 which failed due to missing writeq). * x86 and x86_64 UP and SMP allmodconfig and a custom test config. * powerpc and powerpc64 SMP allmodconfig * sparc and sparc64 SMP allmodconfig * ia64 SMP allmodconfig * s390 SMP allmodconfig * alpha SMP allmodconfig * um on x86_64 SMP allmodconfig 8. percpu.h modifications were reverted so that it could be applied as a separate patch and serve as bisection point. Given the fact that I had only a couple of failures from tests on step 6, I'm fairly confident about the coverage of this conversion patch. If there is a breakage, it's likely to be something in one of the arch headers which should be easily discoverable easily on most builds of the specific arch. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Guess-its-ok-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
2009-07-31lib/scatterlist: add a flags to signalize mapping directionSebastian Andrzej Siewior1-4/+12
sg_miter_start() is currently unaware of the direction of the copy process (to or from the scatter list). It is important to know the direction because the page has to be flushed in case the data written is seen on a different mapping in user land on cache incoherent architectures. Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc> Acked-by: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp> Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Pierre Ossman <pierre@ossman.eu>
2009-04-22scatterlist: make sure sg_miter_next() doesn't return 0 sized mappingsTejun Heo1-3/+6
Impact: fix not-so-critical but annoying bug sg_miter_next() returns 0 sized mapping if there is an zero sized sg entry in the list or at the end of each iteration. As the users always check the ->length field, this bug shouldn't be critical other than causing unnecessary iteration. Fix it. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2008-11-19lib/scatterlist.c: fix kunmap() argument in sg_miter_stop()Arjan van de Ven1-1/+1
kunmap() takes as argument the struct page that orginally got kmap()'d, however the sg_miter_stop() function passed it the kernel virtual address instead, resulting in weird stuff. Somehow I ended up fixing this bug by accident while looking for a bug in the same area. Reported-by: kerneloops.org Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> [2.6.27.x] Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-09-11sg: disable interrupts inside sg_copy_bufferFUJITA Tomonori1-0/+4
The callers of sg_copy_buffer must disable interrupts before calling it (since it uses kmap_atomic). Some callers use it on interrupt-disabled code but some need to take the trouble to disable interrupts just for this. No wonder they forget about it and we hit a bug like: http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11529 James said that it might be better to disable interrupts inside the function rather than risk the callers getting it wrong. Signed-off-by: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2008-07-23sg: reimplement sg mapping iteratorTejun Heo1-46/+130
This is alternative implementation of sg content iterator introduced by commit 83e7d317... from Pierre Ossman in next-20080716. As there's already an sg iterator which iterates over sg entries themselves, name this sg_mapping_iterator. Slightly edited description from the original implementation follows. Iteration over a sg list is not that trivial when you take into account that memory pages might have to be mapped before being used. Unfortunately, that means that some parts of the kernel restrict themselves to directly accesible memory just to not have to deal with the mess. This patch adds a simple iterator system that allows any code to easily traverse an sg list and not have to deal with all the details. The user can decide to consume part of the iteration. Also, iteration can be stopped and resumed later if releasing the kmap between iteration steps is necessary. These features are useful to implement piecemeal sg copying for interrupt drive PIO for example. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Pierre Ossman <drzeus@drzeus.cx>
2008-04-07[SCSI] block: add sg buffer copy helper functionsFUJITA Tomonori1-0/+102
This patch adds new three helper functions to copy data between an SG list and a linear buffer. - sg_copy_from_buffer copies data from linear buffer to an SG list - sg_copy_to_buffer copies data from an SG list to a linear buffer When the APIs copy data from a linear buffer to an SG list, flush_kernel_dcache_page is called. It's not necessary for everyone but it's a no-op on most architectures and in general the API is not used in performance critical path. Signed-off-by: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp> Acked-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>
2008-01-28SG: work with the SCSI fixed maximum allocations.James Bottomley1-14/+27
SCSI sg table allocation has a maximum size (of SCSI_MAX_SG_SEGMENTS, currently 128) and this will cause a BUG_ON() in SCSI if something tries an allocation over it. This patch adds a size limit to the chaining allocator to allow the specification of the maximum allocation size for chaining, so we always chain in units of the maximum SCSI allocation size. Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
2008-01-28SG: Move functions to lib/scatterlist.c and add sg chaining allocator helpersJens Axboe1-0/+281
Manually doing chained sg lists is not trivial, so add some helpers to make sure that drivers get it right. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>

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