Patchwork Restrict initial stack space expansion to rlimit

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Submitter Michael Neuling
Date Feb. 9, 2010, 6:11 a.m.
Message ID <1273.1265695885@neuling.org>
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Permalink /patch/44880/
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Michael Neuling - Feb. 9, 2010, 6:11 a.m.
When reserving stack space for a new process, make sure we're not
attempting to expand the stack by more than rlimit allows.

This fixes a bug caused by b6a2fea39318e43fee84fa7b0b90d68bed92d2ba "mm:
variable length argument support" and unmasked by
fc63cf237078c86214abcb2ee9926d8ad289da9b "exec: setup_arg_pages() fails
to return errors".  This bug means when limiting the stack to less the
20*PAGE_SIZE (eg. 80K on 4K pages or 'ulimit -s 79') all processes will
be killed before they start.  This is particularly bad with 64K pages,
where a ulimit below 1280K will kill every process.

Signed-off-by: Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org>
Cc: stable@kernel.org
---
Attempts to answer comments from Kosaki Motohiro.

Tested on PPC only, hence !CONFIG_STACK_GROWSUP.  Someone should
probably ACK for an arch with CONFIG_STACK_GROWSUP.

As noted, stable needs the same patch, but 2.6.32 doesn't have the
rlimit() helper.

 fs/exec.c |   21 ++++++++++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Patch

Index: linux-2.6-ozlabs/fs/exec.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6-ozlabs.orig/fs/exec.c
+++ linux-2.6-ozlabs/fs/exec.c
@@ -555,6 +555,7 @@  static int shift_arg_pages(struct vm_are
 }
 
 #define EXTRA_STACK_VM_PAGES	20	/* random */
+#define ALIGN_DOWN(addr,size)	((addr)&(~((size)-1)))
 
 /*
  * Finalizes the stack vm_area_struct. The flags and permissions are updated,
@@ -570,7 +571,7 @@  int setup_arg_pages(struct linux_binprm 
 	struct vm_area_struct *vma = bprm->vma;
 	struct vm_area_struct *prev = NULL;
 	unsigned long vm_flags;
-	unsigned long stack_base;
+	unsigned long stack_base, stack_expand, stack_expand_lim, stack_size;
 
 #ifdef CONFIG_STACK_GROWSUP
 	/* Limit stack size to 1GB */
@@ -627,10 +628,24 @@  int setup_arg_pages(struct linux_binprm 
 			goto out_unlock;
 	}
 
+	stack_expand = EXTRA_STACK_VM_PAGES * PAGE_SIZE;
+	stack_size = vma->vm_end - vma->vm_start;
+	if (rlimit(RLIMIT_STACK) < stack_size)
+		stack_expand_lim = 0; /* don't shrick the stack */
+	else
+		/*
+		 * Align this down to a page boundary as expand_stack
+		 * will align it up.
+		 */
+		stack_expand_lim = ALIGN_DOWN(rlimit(RLIMIT_STACK) - stack_size,
+					      PAGE_SIZE);
+	/* Initial stack must not cause stack overflow. */
+	if (stack_expand > stack_expand_lim)
+		stack_expand = stack_expand_lim;
 #ifdef CONFIG_STACK_GROWSUP
-	stack_base = vma->vm_end + EXTRA_STACK_VM_PAGES * PAGE_SIZE;
+	stack_base = vma->vm_end + stack_expand;
 #else
-	stack_base = vma->vm_start - EXTRA_STACK_VM_PAGES * PAGE_SIZE;
+	stack_base = vma->vm_start - stack_expand;
 #endif
 	ret = expand_stack(vma, stack_base);
 	if (ret)