[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] eal: fix end for bounded malloc elements

Anatoly Burakov anatoly.burakov at intel.com
Thu Dec 21 17:54:24 CET 2017

In cases when alignment is bigger than boundary, we may incorrectly
calculate end of a bounded malloc element.

Consider this: suppose we are allocating a bounded malloc element
that should be of 128 bytes in size, bounded to 128 bytes and
aligned on a 256-byte boundary. Suppose our malloc element ends
at 0x140 - that is, 256 plus one cacheline.

So, right at the start, we are aligning our new_data_start to
include the required element size, and to be aligned on a specified
boundary - so new_data_start becomes 0. This fails the following
bounds check, because our element cannot go above 128 bytes from
the start, and we are at 320. So, we enter the bounds handling

While we're in there, we are aligning end_pt to our boundedness
requirement of 128 byte, and end up with 0x100 (since 256 is
128-byte aligned). We recalculate new_data_size and it stays at
0, however our end is at 0x100, which is beyond the 128 byte
boundary, and we report inability to reserve a bounded element
when we could have.

This patch adds an end_pt recalculation after new_data_start
adjustment - we already know that size <= bound, so we can do it
safely - and we then correctly report that we can, in fact, try
using this element for bounded malloc allocation.

Fixes: fafcc11985a2 ("mem: rework memzone to be allocated by malloc")
Cc: sergio.gonzalez.monroy at intel.com
Cc: stable at dpdk.org
Signed-off-by: Anatoly Burakov <anatoly.burakov at intel.com>
 lib/librte_eal/common/malloc_elem.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/malloc_elem.c b/lib/librte_eal/common/malloc_elem.c
index 98bcd37..f6cbc42 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/common/malloc_elem.c
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/malloc_elem.c
@@ -98,6 +98,7 @@ elem_start_pt(struct malloc_elem *elem, size_t size, unsigned align,
 	if ((new_data_start & bmask) != ((end_pt - 1) & bmask)) {
 		end_pt = RTE_ALIGN_FLOOR(end_pt, bound);
 		new_data_start = RTE_ALIGN_FLOOR((end_pt - size), align);
+		end_pt = new_data_start + size;
 		if (((end_pt - 1) & bmask) != (new_data_start & bmask))
 			return NULL;

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