[lustre-devel] [PATCH] staging/lustre/lov: remove set_fs() call from lov_getstripe()

Oleg Drokin green at linuxhacker.ru
Fri May 26 20:40:33 PDT 2017

lov_getstripe() calls set_fs(KERNEL_DS) so that it can handle a struct
lov_user_md pointer from user- or kernel-space.  This changes the
behavior of copy_from_user() on SPARC and may result in a misaligned
access exception which in turn oopses the kernel.  In fact the
relevant argument to lov_getstripe() is never called with a
kernel-space pointer and so changing the address limits is unnecessary
and so we remove the calls to save, set, and restore the address

Signed-off-by: John L. Hammond <john.hammond at intel.com>
Reviewed-on: http://review.whamcloud.com/6150
Intel-bug-id: https://jira.hpdd.intel.com/browse/LU-3221
Reviewed-by: Andreas Dilger <andreas.dilger at intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Li Wei <wei.g.li at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Oleg Drokin <green at linuxhacker.ru>
 drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/lov/lov_pack.c | 9 ---------
 1 file changed, 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/lov/lov_pack.c b/drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/lov/lov_pack.c
index 2e1bd47..e6727ce 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/lov/lov_pack.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/lov/lov_pack.c
@@ -293,18 +293,10 @@ int lov_getstripe(struct lov_object *obj, struct lov_stripe_md *lsm,
 	size_t lmmk_size;
 	size_t lum_size;
 	int rc;
-	mm_segment_t seg;
 	if (!lsm)
 		return -ENODATA;
-	/*
-	 * "Switch to kernel segment" to allow copying from kernel space by
-	 * copy_{to,from}_user().
-	 */
-	seg = get_fs();
-	set_fs(KERNEL_DS);
 	if (lsm->lsm_magic != LOV_MAGIC_V1 && lsm->lsm_magic != LOV_MAGIC_V3) {
 		CERROR("bad LSM MAGIC: 0x%08X != 0x%08X nor 0x%08X\n",
 		       lsm->lsm_magic, LOV_MAGIC_V1, LOV_MAGIC_V3);
@@ -406,6 +398,5 @@ int lov_getstripe(struct lov_object *obj, struct lov_stripe_md *lsm,
-	set_fs(seg);
 	return rc;

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