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Subject[PATCH] frontswap: fix incorrect zeroing and allocation size for frontswap_map
The bitmap accessed by bitops must have enough size to hold the required
numbers of bits rounded up to a multiple of BITS_PER_LONG. And the bitmap
must not be zeroed by memset() if the number of bits cleared is not
a multiple of BITS_PER_LONG.

This fixes incorrect zeroing and allocation size for frontswap_map.
The incorrect zeroing part doesn't cause any problem because
frontswap_map is freed just after zeroing. But the wrongly calculated
allocation size may cause the problem.

For 32bit systems, the allocation size of frontswap_map is about twice as
large as required size. For 64bit systems, the allocation size is smaller
than requeired if the number of bits is not a multiple of BITS_PER_LONG.

Signed-off-by: Akinobu Mita <>
Cc: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <>
mm/frontswap.c | 2 +-
mm/swapfile.c | 2 +-
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/frontswap.c b/mm/frontswap.c
index 538367e..1b24bdc 100644
--- a/mm/frontswap.c
+++ b/mm/frontswap.c
@@ -319,7 +319,7 @@ void __frontswap_invalidate_area(unsigned type)
atomic_set(&sis->frontswap_pages, 0);
- memset(sis->frontswap_map, 0, sis->max / sizeof(long));
+ bitmap_zero(sis->frontswap_map, sis->max);
clear_bit(type, need_init);
diff --git a/mm/swapfile.c b/mm/swapfile.c
index 6c340d9..746af55b 100644
--- a/mm/swapfile.c
+++ b/mm/swapfile.c
@@ -2116,7 +2116,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE2(swapon, const char __user *, specialfile, int, swap_flags)
/* frontswap enabled? set up bit-per-page map for frontswap */
if (frontswap_enabled)
- frontswap_map = vzalloc(maxpages / sizeof(long));
+ frontswap_map = vzalloc(BITS_TO_LONGS(maxpages) * sizeof(long));

if (p->bdev) {
if (blk_queue_nonrot(bdev_get_queue(p->bdev))) {

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