[3.11,144/272] Input: evdev - fall back to vmalloc for client event buffer

Submitted by Luis Henriques on Dec. 6, 2013, 12:57 p.m.


Message ID 1386334761-25517-145-git-send-email-luis.henriques@canonical.com
State New
Headers show

Commit Message

Luis Henriques Dec. 6, 2013, 12:57 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Daniel Stone <daniel@fooishbar.org>

commit 92eb77d0ffbaa71b501a0a8dabf09a351bf4267f upstream.

evdev always tries to allocate the event buffer for clients using
kzalloc rather than vmalloc, presumably to avoid mapping overhead where
possible.  However, drivers like bcm5974, which claims support for
reporting 16 fingers simultaneously, can have an extraordinarily large
buffer.  The resultant contiguous order-4 allocation attempt fails due
to fragmentation, and the device is thus unusable until reboot.

Try kzalloc if we can to avoid the mapping overhead, but if that fails,
fall back to vzalloc.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Stone <daniels@collabora.com>
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 drivers/input/evdev.c | 16 ++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Patch hide | download patch | download mbox

diff --git a/drivers/input/evdev.c b/drivers/input/evdev.c
index d2b34fb..9bb8075 100644
--- a/drivers/input/evdev.c
+++ b/drivers/input/evdev.c
@@ -18,6 +18,8 @@ 
 #include <linux/poll.h>
 #include <linux/sched.h>
 #include <linux/slab.h>
+#include <linux/vmalloc.h>
+#include <linux/mm.h>
 #include <linux/module.h>
 #include <linux/init.h>
 #include <linux/input/mt.h>
@@ -365,7 +367,11 @@  static int evdev_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
 	evdev_detach_client(evdev, client);
-	kfree(client);
+	if (is_vmalloc_addr(client))
+		vfree(client);
+	else
+		kfree(client);
@@ -385,12 +391,14 @@  static int evdev_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
 	struct evdev *evdev = container_of(inode->i_cdev, struct evdev, cdev);
 	unsigned int bufsize = evdev_compute_buffer_size(evdev->handle.dev);
+	unsigned int size = sizeof(struct evdev_client) +
+					bufsize * sizeof(struct input_event);
 	struct evdev_client *client;
 	int error;
-	client = kzalloc(sizeof(struct evdev_client) +
-				bufsize * sizeof(struct input_event),
+	client = kzalloc(size, GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NOWARN);
+	if (!client)
+		client = vzalloc(size);
 	if (!client)
 		return -ENOMEM;