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authorWen Yang <>2020-01-13 16:29:23 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2020-01-13 18:19:02 -0800
commit6d9e8c651dd979aa666bee15f086745f3ea9c4b3 (patch)
tree97a6f9fcdf2d4e9641d502fff40c5e0ec1d6f678 /mm/page-writeback.c
parent8e57f8acbbd121ecfb0c9dc13b8b030f86c6bd3b (diff)
mm/page-writeback.c: avoid potential division by zero in wb_min_max_ratio()
Patch series "use div64_ul() instead of div_u64() if the divisor is unsigned long". We were first inspired by commit b0ab99e7736a ("sched: Fix possible divide by zero in avg_atom () calculation"), then refer to the recently analyzed mm code, we found this suspicious place. 201 if (min) { 202 min *= this_bw; 203 do_div(min, tot_bw); 204 } And we also disassembled and confirmed it: /usr/src/debug/kernel-4.9.168-016.ali3000/linux-4.9.168-016.ali3000.alios7.x86_64/mm/page-writeback.c: 201 0xffffffff811c37da <__wb_calc_thresh+234>: xor %r10d,%r10d 0xffffffff811c37dd <__wb_calc_thresh+237>: test %rax,%rax 0xffffffff811c37e0 <__wb_calc_thresh+240>: je 0xffffffff811c3800 <__wb_calc_thresh+272> /usr/src/debug/kernel-4.9.168-016.ali3000/linux-4.9.168-016.ali3000.alios7.x86_64/mm/page-writeback.c: 202 0xffffffff811c37e2 <__wb_calc_thresh+242>: imul %r8,%rax /usr/src/debug/kernel-4.9.168-016.ali3000/linux-4.9.168-016.ali3000.alios7.x86_64/mm/page-writeback.c: 203 0xffffffff811c37e6 <__wb_calc_thresh+246>: mov %r9d,%r10d ---> truncates it to 32 bits here 0xffffffff811c37e9 <__wb_calc_thresh+249>: xor %edx,%edx 0xffffffff811c37eb <__wb_calc_thresh+251>: div %r10 0xffffffff811c37ee <__wb_calc_thresh+254>: imul %rbx,%rax 0xffffffff811c37f2 <__wb_calc_thresh+258>: shr $0x2,%rax 0xffffffff811c37f6 <__wb_calc_thresh+262>: mul %rcx 0xffffffff811c37f9 <__wb_calc_thresh+265>: shr $0x2,%rdx 0xffffffff811c37fd <__wb_calc_thresh+269>: mov %rdx,%r10 This series uses div64_ul() instead of div_u64() if the divisor is unsigned long, to avoid truncation to 32-bit on 64-bit platforms. This patch (of 3): The variables 'min' and 'max' are unsigned long and do_div truncates them to 32 bits, which means it can test non-zero and be truncated to zero for division. Fix this issue by using div64_ul() instead. Link: Fixes: 693108a8a667 ("writeback: make bdi->min/max_ratio handling cgroup writeback aware") Signed-off-by: Wen Yang <> Reviewed-by: Andrew Morton <> Cc: Qian Cai <> Cc: Tejun Heo <> Cc: Jens Axboe <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/page-writeback.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/page-writeback.c b/mm/page-writeback.c
index 50055d2e4ea8..2d658b208319 100644
--- a/mm/page-writeback.c
+++ b/mm/page-writeback.c
@@ -201,11 +201,11 @@ static void wb_min_max_ratio(struct bdi_writeback *wb,
if (this_bw < tot_bw) {
if (min) {
min *= this_bw;
- do_div(min, tot_bw);
+ min = div64_ul(min, tot_bw);
if (max < 100) {
max *= this_bw;
- do_div(max, tot_bw);
+ max = div64_ul(max, tot_bw);