mm, slub: prevent kmalloc_node crashes and memory leaks

Sachin reports [1] a crash in SLUB __slab_alloc():

  BUG: Kernel NULL pointer dereference on read at 0x000073b0
  Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000003d55f4
  Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 [#1]
  Modules linked in:
  CPU: 19 PID: 1 Comm: systemd Not tainted 5.6.0-rc2-next-20200218-autotest #1
  NIP:  c0000000003d55f4 LR: c0000000003d5b94 CTR: 0000000000000000
  REGS: c0000008b37836d0 TRAP: 0300   Not tainted  (5.6.0-rc2-next-20200218-autotest)
  MSR:  8000000000009033 <SF,EE,ME,IR,DR,RI,LE>  CR: 24004844  XER: 00000000
  CFAR: c00000000000dec4 DAR: 00000000000073b0 DSISR: 40000000 IRQMASK: 1
  GPR00: c0000000003d5b94 c0000008b3783960 c00000000155d400 c0000008b301f500
  GPR04: 0000000000000dc0 0000000000000002 c0000000003443d8 c0000008bb398620
  GPR08: 00000008ba2f0000 0000000000000001 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
  GPR12: 0000000024004844 c00000001ec52a00 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
  GPR16: c0000008a1b20048 c000000001595898 c000000001750c18 0000000000000002
  GPR20: c000000001750c28 c000000001624470 0000000fffffffe0 5deadbeef0000122
  GPR24: 0000000000000001 0000000000000dc0 0000000000000002 c0000000003443d8
  GPR28: c0000008b301f500 c0000008bb398620 0000000000000000 c00c000002287180
  NIP ___slab_alloc+0x1f4/0x760
  LR __slab_alloc+0x34/0x60
  Call Trace:
    ___slab_alloc+0x334/0x760 (unreliable)

This is a PowerPC platform with following NUMA topology:

  available: 2 nodes (0-1)
  node 0 cpus:
  node 0 size: 0 MB
  node 0 free: 0 MB
  node 1 cpus: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
  node 1 size: 35247 MB
  node 1 free: 30907 MB
  node distances:
  node   0   1
    0:  10  40
    1:  40  10

  possible numa nodes: 0-31

This only happens with a mmotm patch "mm/memcontrol.c: allocate
shrinker_map on appropriate NUMA node" [2] which effectively calls
kmalloc_node for each possible node.  SLUB however only allocates
kmem_cache_node on online N_NORMAL_MEMORY nodes, and relies on
node_to_mem_node to return such valid node for other nodes since commit
a561ce00b09e ("slub: fall back to node_to_mem_node() node if allocating
on memoryless node").  This is however not true in this configuration
where the _node_numa_mem_ array is not initialized for nodes 0 and 2-31,
thus it contains zeroes and get_partial() ends up accessing
non-allocated kmem_cache_node.

A related issue was reported by Bharata (originally by Ramachandran) [3]
where a similar PowerPC configuration, but with mainline kernel without
patch [2] ends up allocating large amounts of pages by kmalloc-1k
kmalloc-512.  This seems to have the same underlying issue with
node_to_mem_node() not behaving as expected, and might probably also
lead to an infinite loop with CONFIG_SLUB_CPU_PARTIAL [4].

This patch should fix both issues by not relying on node_to_mem_node()
anymore and instead simply falling back to NUMA_NO_NODE, when
kmalloc_node(node) is attempted for a node that's not online, or has no
usable memory.  The "usable memory" condition is also changed from
node_present_pages() to N_NORMAL_MEMORY node state, as that is exactly
the condition that SLUB uses to allocate kmem_cache_node structures.
The check in get_partial() is removed completely, as the checks in
___slab_alloc() are now sufficient to prevent get_partial() being
reached with an invalid node.


Fixes: a561ce00b09e ("slub: fall back to node_to_mem_node() node if allocating on memoryless node")
Reported-by: Sachin Sant <>
Signed-off-by: Vlastimil Babka <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Tested-by: Sachin Sant <>
Tested-by: Bharata B Rao <>
Reviewed-by: Srikar Dronamraju <>
Cc: Mel Gorman <>
Cc: Michael Ellerman <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Cc: Christopher Lameter <>
Cc: Joonsoo Kim <>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <>
Cc: David Rientjes <>
Cc: Kirill Tkhai <>
Cc: Vlastimil Babka <>
Cc: Nathan Lynch <>
Cc: <>
Debugged-by: Srikar Dronamraju <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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