Commit 3af9907c authored by Ralph Campbell's avatar Ralph Campbell Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman
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numa: change get_mempolicy() to use nr_node_ids instead of MAX_NUMNODES

commit 050c17f2 upstream.

The system call, get_mempolicy() [1], passes an unsigned long *nodemask
pointer and an unsigned long maxnode argument which specifies the length
of the user's nodemask array in bits (which is rounded up).  The manual
page says that if the maxnode value is too small, get_mempolicy will
return EINVAL but there is no system call to return this minimum value.
To determine this value, some programs search /proc/<pid>/status for a
line starting with "Mems_allowed:" and use the number of digits in the
mask to determine the minimum value.  A recent change to the way this line
is formatted [2] causes these programs to compute a value less than
MAX_NUMNODES so get_mempolicy() returns EINVAL.

Change get_mempolicy(), the older compat version of get_mempolicy(), and
the copy_nodes_to_user() function to use nr_node_ids instead of
MAX_NUMNODES, thus preserving the defacto method of computing the minimum
size for the nodemask array and the maxnode argument.



Fixes: 4fb8e5b89bcbbbb ("include/linux/nodemask.h: use nr_node_ids (not MAX_NUMNODES) in __nodemask_pr_numnodes()")
Signed-off-by: default avatarRalph Campbell <>
Suggested-by: default avatarAlexander Duyck <>
Cc: Waiman Long <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent eddbdfe4
......@@ -1325,7 +1325,7 @@ static int copy_nodes_to_user(unsigned long __user *mask, unsigned long maxnode,
nodemask_t *nodes)
unsigned long copy = ALIGN(maxnode-1, 64) / 8;
const int nbytes = BITS_TO_LONGS(MAX_NUMNODES) * sizeof(long);
unsigned int nbytes = BITS_TO_LONGS(nr_node_ids) * sizeof(long);
if (copy > nbytes) {
if (copy > PAGE_SIZE)
......@@ -1486,7 +1486,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE5(get_mempolicy, int __user *, policy,
int uninitialized_var(pval);
nodemask_t nodes;
if (nmask != NULL && maxnode < MAX_NUMNODES)
if (nmask != NULL && maxnode < nr_node_ids)
return -EINVAL;
err = do_get_mempolicy(&pval, &nodes, addr, flags);
......@@ -1515,7 +1515,7 @@ COMPAT_SYSCALL_DEFINE5(get_mempolicy, int __user *, policy,
unsigned long nr_bits, alloc_size;
nr_bits = min_t(unsigned long, maxnode-1, MAX_NUMNODES);
nr_bits = min_t(unsigned long, maxnode-1, nr_node_ids);
alloc_size = ALIGN(nr_bits, BITS_PER_LONG) / 8;
if (nmask)
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