Bug 2049708 - CVE-2022-0480 kernel: memcg does not limit the number of POSIX file locks allowing memory exhaustion [fedora-all]
Summary: CVE-2022-0480 kernel: memcg does not limit the number of POSIX file locks all...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 35
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: CVE-2022-0480
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Reported: 2022-02-02 15:00 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2022-03-20 18:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2022-02-10 22:03:52 UTC
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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2022-02-02 15:00:48 UTC
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Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2022-02-02 15:00:51 UTC
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Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2022-02-10 22:03:52 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 5.15.x stable kernel rebases.

Comment 3 Rohit Keshri 2022-03-20 18:37:44 UTC
This fix is reverted.

commit 3754707bcc3e190e5dadc978d172b61e809cb3bd
Author: Linus Torvalds <torvalds>
Date:   Tue Sep 7 11:21:48 2021 -0700

    Revert "memcg: enable accounting for file lock caches"
    This reverts commit 0f12156dff2862ac54235fc72703f18770769042.
    The kernel test robot reports a sizeable performance regression for this
    commit, and while it clearly does the rigth thing in theory, we'll need
    to look at just how to avoid or minimize the performance overhead of the
    memcg accounting.
    People already have suggestions on how to do that, but it's "future
    So revert it for now.
    Link: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210907150757.GE17617@xsang-OptiPlex-9020/
    Acked-by: Jens Axboe <axboe>
    Acked-by: Shakeel Butt <shakeelb>
    Acked-by: Roman Gushchin <guro>
    Cc: Tejun Heo <tj>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds>

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