[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 160403] New: [bmallocMerging of XLargeRanges can leak the upper range

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Mon Aug 1 07:41:29 PDT 2016


            Bug ID: 160403
           Summary: [bmallocMerging of XLargeRanges can leak the upper
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: WebKit
           Version: WebKit Nightly Build
          Hardware: Unspecified
                OS: Unspecified
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: bmalloc
          Assignee: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
          Reporter: zan at falconsigh.net
                CC: ggaren at apple.com

merge in XLargeRange.h first deduces the lower range and then checks if the size of the lower range matches the physical size. If so, the two ranges are merged into one, summing both logical and physical sizes.

But if the logical size of the lower range does not match the physical size, the returned range discards any physical size for the upper range. At least on Linux systems, this results in leaking pages that are described in the upper XLargeRange.

Using memfds and some simple tagging, I was able to get bmalloc to differentiate between small, large and misc allocations (Vector and Cache). This helped properly measure which types of allocations used the largest amount of memory, along with verbosely outlining memory mappings for any process using bmalloc.

The JetStream benchmark was used to analyze the issue. After completing, on the GTK+ port, the WebProcess was using over 500MB there. Investigating the mappings, over 200MB was used for large allocations, even when m_largeAllocated map in the bmalloc::Heap object was reporting only 47MB of large allocations. Further inspection then led to the XLargeRange merging, showing that the upper range can have its physical size information ignored if the lower range is not fully allocated.

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