Commit 462e00cc authored by Ethan Solomita's avatar Ethan Solomita Committed by Linus Torvalds

oom: stop allocating user memory if TIF_MEMDIE is set

get_user_pages() can try to allocate a nearly unlimited amount of memory on
behalf of a user process, even if that process has been OOM killed.  The
OOM kill occurs upon return to user space via a SIGKILL, but
get_user_pages() will try allocate all its memory before returning.  Change
get_user_pages() to check for TIF_MEMDIE, and if set then return
Signed-off-by: default avatarEthan Solomita <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent b71636e2
......@@ -1055,6 +1055,14 @@ int get_user_pages(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,
do {
struct page *page;
* If tsk is ooming, cut off its access to large memory
* allocations. It has a pending SIGKILL, but it can't
* be processed until returning to user space.
if (unlikely(test_tsk_thread_flag(tsk, TIF_MEMDIE)))
return -ENOMEM;
if (write)
foll_flags |= FOLL_WRITE;
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