On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:08:08 -0700 (PDT) David Rientjes <rient...@google.com> 
wrote:

> > diff -puN lib/stackdepot.c~stackdepot-fix-mempolicy-use-after-free 
> > lib/stackdepot.c
> > --- a/lib/stackdepot.c~stackdepot-fix-mempolicy-use-after-free
> > +++ a/lib/stackdepot.c
> > @@ -243,6 +243,12 @@ depot_stack_handle_t depot_save_stack(st
> >             alloc_flags &= ~GFP_ZONEMASK;
> >             alloc_flags &= (GFP_ATOMIC | GFP_KERNEL);
> >             alloc_flags |= __GFP_NOWARN;
> > +           /*
> > +            * Avoid using current->mempolicy which may already have
> > +            * been freed -- we may be in the process of saving the
> > +            * stack for exactly that __mpol_put() call.
> > +            */
> > +           alloc_flags |= __GFP_THISNODE;
> >             page = alloc_pages(alloc_flags, STACK_ALLOC_ORDER);
> >             if (page)
> >                     prealloc = page_address(page);
> 
> This is wrong, it unnecessarily restricts the allocation to a local node 
> and has a greater chance to fail.  Passing __GFP_THISNODE here is only an 
> implementation detail of mempolicies to avoid reference to freed policy.  
> It is easy to fix by using alloc_pages_node(NUMA_NO_NODE, alloc_flags, 
> STACK_ALLOC_ORDER) instead of alloc_pages() directly.

Any volunteers to test and send the patch?

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