Commit 30f74aa0 authored by Jason Baron's avatar Jason Baron Committed by Linus Torvalds

binfmt_elf: use vmalloc() for allocation of vma_filesz

We have observed page allocations failures of order 4 during core dump
while trying to allocate vma_filesz.  This results in a useless core
file of size 0.  To improve reliability use vmalloc().

Note that the vmalloc() allocation is bounded by sysctl_max_map_count,
which is 65,530 by default.  So with a 4k page size, and 8 bytes per
seg, this is a max of 128 pages or an order 7 allocation.  Other parts
of the core dump path, such as fill_files_note() are already using
vmalloc() for presumably similar reasons.

Link: default avatarJason Baron <>
Cc: Al Viro <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent a82603a8
......@@ -2204,7 +2204,9 @@ static int elf_core_dump(struct coredump_params *cprm)
dataoff = offset = roundup(offset, ELF_EXEC_PAGESIZE);
vma_filesz = kmalloc_array(segs - 1, sizeof(*vma_filesz), GFP_KERNEL);
if (segs - 1 > ULONG_MAX / sizeof(*vma_filesz))
goto end_coredump;
vma_filesz = vmalloc((segs - 1) * sizeof(*vma_filesz));
if (!vma_filesz)
goto end_coredump;
......@@ -2311,7 +2313,7 @@ static int elf_core_dump(struct coredump_params *cprm)
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