Commit 3e0c2404 authored by Kees Cook's avatar Kees Cook Committed by Linus Torvalds

ipc/shm: avoid ipc_rcu_alloc()

Instead of using ipc_rcu_alloc() which only performs the refcount bump,
open code it.  This also allows for shmid_kernel structure layout to be
randomized in the future.

Link: default avatarKees Cook <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarManfred Spraul <>
Cc: Davidlohr Bueso <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 101ede01
......@@ -518,6 +518,19 @@ static const struct vm_operations_struct shm_vm_ops = {
static struct shmid_kernel *shm_alloc(void)
struct shmid_kernel *shp;
shp = kvmalloc(sizeof(*shp), GFP_KERNEL);
if (unlikely(!shp))
return NULL;
atomic_set(&shp->shm_perm.refcount, 1);
return shp;
* newseg - Create a new shared memory segment
* @ns: namespace
......@@ -548,10 +561,7 @@ static int newseg(struct ipc_namespace *ns, struct ipc_params *params)
ns->shm_tot + numpages > ns->shm_ctlall)
return -ENOSPC;
BUILD_BUG_ON(offsetof(struct shmid_kernel, shm_perm) != 0);
shp = container_of(ipc_rcu_alloc(sizeof(*shp)), struct shmid_kernel,
shp = shm_alloc();
if (!shp)
return -ENOMEM;
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