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authorAlan Cox <alan@redhat.com>2008-10-29 14:01:20 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-10-30 11:38:47 -0700
commit731572d39fcd3498702eda4600db4c43d51e0b26 (patch)
treef892907ae20539845f353d72d2a2bf202b67e007 /include
parent6c89161b10f5771ee0b51ada0fce0e8835e72ade (diff)
nfsd: fix vm overcommit crash
Junjiro R. Okajima reported a problem where knfsd crashes if you are using it to export shmemfs objects and run strict overcommit. In this situation the current->mm based modifier to the overcommit goes through a NULL pointer. We could simply check for NULL and skip the modifier but we've caught other real bugs in the past from mm being NULL here - cases where we did need a valid mm set up (eg the exec bug about a year ago). To preserve the checks and get the logic we want shuffle the checking around and add a new helper to the vm_ security wrappers Also fix a current->mm reference in nommu that should use the passed mm [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix build] Reported-by: Junjiro R. Okajima <hooanon05@yahoo.co.jp> Acked-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org> Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/security.h b/include/linux/security.h
index f5c4a51eb42e..c13f1cec9abb 100644
--- a/include/linux/security.h
+++ b/include/linux/security.h
@@ -1585,6 +1585,7 @@ int security_syslog(int type);
int security_settime(struct timespec *ts, struct timezone *tz);
int security_vm_enough_memory(long pages);
int security_vm_enough_memory_mm(struct mm_struct *mm, long pages);
+int security_vm_enough_memory_kern(long pages);
int security_bprm_alloc(struct linux_binprm *bprm);
void security_bprm_free(struct linux_binprm *bprm);
void security_bprm_apply_creds(struct linux_binprm *bprm, int unsafe);
@@ -1820,6 +1821,11 @@ static inline int security_vm_enough_memory(long pages)
return cap_vm_enough_memory(current->mm, pages);
+static inline int security_vm_enough_memory_kern(long pages)
+ return cap_vm_enough_memory(current->mm, pages);
static inline int security_vm_enough_memory_mm(struct mm_struct *mm, long pages)
return cap_vm_enough_memory(mm, pages);

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