[ 058/136 ] cgroup: fix an off-by-one bug which may trigger BUG_ON()

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Fri May 17 2013 - 23:00:55 EST stable review patch.
If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Li Zefan <lizefan@xxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit 3ac1707a13a3da9cfc8f242a15b2fae6df2c5f88 ]

The 3rd parameter of flex_array_prealloc() is the number of elements,
not the index of the last element.

The effect of the bug is, when opening cgroup.procs, a flex array will
be allocated and all elements of the array is allocated with
GFP_KERNEL flag, but the last one is GFP_ATOMIC, and if we fail to
allocate memory for it, it'll trigger a BUG_ON().

Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <lizefan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/cgroup.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/cgroup.c b/kernel/cgroup.c
index ff2bce5..bfc0578 100644
--- a/kernel/cgroup.c
+++ b/kernel/cgroup.c
@@ -2067,7 +2067,7 @@ static int cgroup_attach_proc(struct cgroup *cgrp, struct task_struct *leader)
if (!group)
return -ENOMEM;
/* pre-allocate to guarantee space while iterating in rcu read-side. */
- retval = flex_array_prealloc(group, 0, group_size - 1, GFP_KERNEL);
+ retval = flex_array_prealloc(group, 0, group_size, GFP_KERNEL);
if (retval)
goto out_free_group_list;


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