Commit cd52858c authored by Nick Piggin's avatar Nick Piggin Committed by Linus Torvalds
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mm: vmalloc make lazy unmapping configurable

Lazy unmapping in the vmalloc code has now opened the possibility for use
after free bugs to go undetected.  We can catch those by forcing an unmap
and flush (which is going to be slow, but that's what happens).
Signed-off-by: default avatarNick Piggin <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent e97a630e
......@@ -434,6 +434,27 @@ static void unmap_vmap_area(struct vmap_area *va)
vunmap_page_range(va->va_start, va->va_end);
static void vmap_debug_free_range(unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
* Unmap page tables and force a TLB flush immediately if
* CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC is set. This catches use after free
* bugs similarly to those in linear kernel virtual address
* space after a page has been freed.
* All the lazy freeing logic is still retained, in order to
* minimise intrusiveness of this debugging feature.
* This is going to be *slow* (linear kernel virtual address
* debugging doesn't do a broadcast TLB flush so it is a lot
* faster).
vunmap_page_range(start, end);
flush_tlb_kernel_range(start, end);
* lazy_max_pages is the maximum amount of virtual address space we gather up
* before attempting to purge with a TLB flush.
......@@ -914,6 +935,7 @@ void vm_unmap_ram(const void *mem, unsigned int count)
BUG_ON(addr & (PAGE_SIZE-1));
debug_check_no_locks_freed(mem, size);
vmap_debug_free_range(addr, addr+size);
if (likely(count <= VMAP_MAX_ALLOC))
vb_free(mem, size);
......@@ -1130,6 +1152,8 @@ struct vm_struct *remove_vm_area(const void *addr)
if (va && va->flags & VM_VM_AREA) {
struct vm_struct *vm = va->private;
struct vm_struct *tmp, **p;
vmap_debug_free_range(va->va_start, va->va_end);
vm->size -= PAGE_SIZE;
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