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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH v2] scsi: address leak in scsi_setup_discard_cmnd error path



On 2010-07-08 14:06, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 08 2010 at 12:17am -0400,
> FUJITA Tomonori <fujita tomonori lab ntt co jp> wrote:
> 
>> On Tue, 6 Jul 2010 09:59:58 -0400
>> Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com> wrote:
>>
>>> Here is a minimalist patch that 1) removes the discard request's page
>>> leak 2) preserves the prep cleanup rules covered above.  Fixing the leak
>>> is a priority, introducing additional error path code sharing/cleanup is
>>> secondary and can come later.
>>
>> This patch doesn't work. I hit kernel oops since now this patch frees
>> a discard page twice.
> 
> I load tested my v2 patch quite a bit but didn't hit the oops.  Guess
> you're just lucky ;)
> 
>> If scsi_init_io hits BLKPREP_DEFER (e.g. due to scsi_init_sgtable),
>> scsi_setup_blk_pc_cmnd calls scsi_unprep_request. So sd_unprep_fn
>> frees a page. Then, scsi_setup_discard_cmnd frees the same page again.
> 
> OK, thanks for catching this.
> 
>> From: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita tomonori lab ntt co jp>
>> Subject: [PATCH] scsi: fix discard page leak
>>
>> We leak a page allocated for discard on some error conditions
>> (e.g. scsi_prep_state_check returns BLKPREP_DEFER in
>> scsi_setup_blk_pc_cmnd).
>>
>> We unprep on requests that weren't prepped in the error path of
>> scsi_init_io. It makes the error path to clean up scsi commands messy.
>>
>> Let's strictly apply the rule that we can't unprep on a request that
>> wasn't prepped.
>>
>> Calling just scsi_put_command() in the error path of scsi_init_io() is
>> enough. We don't set REQ_DONTPREP yet.
>>
>> scsi_setup_discard_cmnd can safely free a page on the error case with
>> the above rule.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: FUJITA Tomonori <fujita tomonori lab ntt co jp>
> 
> Acked-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com>
> 
> Jens, it'd be great if we could get this fix in now.

I picked up Tomo's patch this morning.


-- 
Jens Axboe


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