[dm-devel] dm-bufio: fix memleak when using a dm_buffer's inline bio
snitzer at redhat.com
Wed Nov 26 14:28:32 UTC 2014
On Tue, Nov 25 2014 at 11:00pm -0500,
Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong at oracle.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 10:41:04PM -0500, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 25 2014 at 8:45pm -0500,
> > Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong at oracle.com> wrote:
> > > When dm-bufio sets out to use the bio built into a struct dm_buffer to
> > > issue an IO, it needs to call bio_reset after it's done with the bio
> > > so that we can free things attached to the bio such as the integrity
> > > payload. Therefore, inject our own endio callback to take care of
> > > the bio_reset after calling submit_io's end_io callback.
> > >
> > > Test case:
> > > 1. modprobe scsi_debug delay=0 dif=1 dix=199 ato=1 dev_size_mb=300
> > > 2. Set up a dm-bufio client, e.g. dm-verity, on the scsi_debug device
> > > 3. Repeatedly read metadata and watch kmalloc-192 leak!
> > >
> > > Fix is against 3.18-rc6.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong at oracle.com>
> > Thanks for reporting/fixing this.
> > Alternatively I think we could just call bio_reset() in submit_io(),
> > e.g.:
> > diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-bufio.c b/drivers/md/dm-bufio.c
> > index afe7971..e7036e3 100644
> > --- a/drivers/md/dm-bufio.c
> > +++ b/drivers/md/dm-bufio.c
> > @@ -579,6 +579,8 @@ static void submit_io(struct dm_buffer *b, int rw, sector_t block,
> > if (rw == WRITE && b->c->write_callback)
> > b->c->write_callback(b);
> > + bio_reset(&b->bio);
> > +
> > if (b->c->block_size <= DM_BUFIO_INLINE_VECS * PAGE_SIZE &&
> > b->data_mode != DATA_MODE_VMALLOC)
> > use_inline_bio(b, rw, block, end_io);
> > What do you think?
> I decided to call bio_reset after calling end_io so that we can free
> the integrity buffer as soon as we're done with the bio. Calling
> bio_reset just prior to the next submit_bio as this snippet does means
> that the integrity buffer remains attached to the bio until just
> before the next submit_bio call, which could be a while.
> Also, I think use_dmio results in a new bio being used instead of the
> bio embedded in the dm_buffer, so it shouldn't be necessary to reset
> the bio if the previous IO had use_dmio'd.
OK, yeah, a new embedded bio is created as a side-effect of allocating a
new dm_buffer. So we have to use bi_end_io like you've done.
I didn't like seeing your use of .bi_private (because in the context of
bios that are passed into DM: .bi_private must always be preserved so as
not to break upper layers of the IO stack that might be using it).
But in the context of bufio's embedded bio, using .bi_private seems
fine. Just needs a comment. I'll fixup and get your patch staged (and
will CC stable).
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