[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "virtio: force vring descriptors to be allocated from" has been added to staging queue

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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Jan. 8, 2013, 8:56 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    virtio: force vring descriptors to be allocated from

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



From 4c08598a6cdf9aad46730478c303142d0256fd45 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:03:33 +0100
Subject: [PATCH 01/27] virtio: force vring descriptors to be allocated from

commit b92b1b89a33c172c075edccf6afb0edc41d851fd upstream.

Virtio devices may attempt to add descriptors to a virtqueue from atomic
context using GFP_ATOMIC allocation. This is problematic because such
allocations can fall outside of the lowmem mapping, causing virt_to_phys
to report bogus physical addresses which are subsequently passed to
userspace via the buffers for the virtual device.

This patch masks out __GFP_HIGH and __GFP_HIGHMEM from the requested
flags when allocating descriptors for a virtqueue. If an atomic
allocation is requested and later fails, we will return -ENOSPC which
will be handled by the driver.

Cc: Sasha Levin <levinsasha928@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c |    7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)



diff --git a/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c b/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
index 5aa43c3..52bfd07 100644
--- a/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
+++ b/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
@@ -132,6 +132,13 @@  static int vring_add_indirect(struct vring_virtqueue *vq,
 	unsigned head;
 	int i;

+	/*
+	 * We require lowmem mappings for the descriptors because
+	 * otherwise virt_to_phys will give us bogus addresses in the
+	 * virtqueue.
+	 */
+	gfp &= ~(__GFP_HIGHMEM | __GFP_HIGH);
 	desc = kmalloc((out + in) * sizeof(struct vring_desc), gfp);
 	if (!desc)
 		return -ENOMEM;