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Subject[RFC PATCH V3 1/2] null_blk: Null pointer deference problem in alloc_page_buffers
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If we load the null_blk module with bs=8k we get following oops:
[ 3819.812190] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000008
[ 3819.812387] IP: [<ffffffff81170aa5>] create_empty_buffers+0x28/0xaf
[ 3819.812527] PGD 219244067 PUD 215a06067 PMD 0
[ 3819.812640] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
[ 3819.812772] Modules linked in: null_blk(+)

Fix that by resetting block size to PAGE_SIZE if it is greater than PAGE_SIZE

Reported-by: Sumanth <sumantk2@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Raghavendra K T <raghavendra.kt@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
drivers/block/null_blk.c | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/block/null_blk.c b/drivers/block/null_blk.c
index a2e69d2..a01d7f6 100644
--- a/drivers/block/null_blk.c
+++ b/drivers/block/null_blk.c
@@ -622,6 +622,11 @@ static int __init null_init(void)
irqmode = NULL_IRQ_NONE;
}
#endif
+ if (bs > PAGE_SIZE) {
+ pr_warn("null_blk: invalid block size\n");
+ pr_warn("null_blk: defaults block size to %lu\n", PAGE_SIZE);
+ bs = PAGE_SIZE;
+ }

if (queue_mode == NULL_Q_MQ && use_per_node_hctx) {
if (submit_queues < nr_online_nodes) {
--
1.7.11.7


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