Commit 5d17a73a authored by Michal Hocko's avatar Michal Hocko Committed by Linus Torvalds

vmalloc: back off when the current task is killed

__vmalloc_area_node() allocates pages to cover the requested vmalloc
size.  This can be a lot of memory.  If the current task is killed by
the OOM killer, and thus has an unlimited access to memory reserves, it
can consume all the memory theoretically.  Fix this by checking for
fatal_signal_pending and back off early.

Link: default avatarMichal Hocko <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <>
Cc: Tetsuo Handa <>
Cc: Al Viro <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent dbe43d4d
......@@ -1642,6 +1642,11 @@ static void *__vmalloc_area_node(struct vm_struct *area, gfp_t gfp_mask,
for (i = 0; i < area->nr_pages; i++) {
struct page *page;
if (fatal_signal_pending(current)) {
area->nr_pages = i;
goto fail;
if (node == NUMA_NO_NODE)
page = alloc_page(alloc_mask);
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