secretmem: Prevent secretmem_users from wrapping to zero

Commit 110860541f44 ("mm/secretmem: use refcount_t instead of atomic_t")
attempted to fix the problem of secretmem_users wrapping to zero and
allowing suspend once again.

But it was reverted in commit 87066fdd2e30 ("Revert 'mm/secretmem: use
refcount_t instead of atomic_t'") because of the problems it caused - a
refcount_t was not semantically the right type to use.

Instead prevent secretmem_users from wrapping to zero by forbidding new
users if the number of users has wrapped from positive to negative.
This stops a long way short of reaching the necessary 4 billion users
where it wraps to zero again, so there's no need to be clever with
special anti-wrap types or checking the return value from atomic_inc().

Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <>
Cc: Jordy Zomer <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>,
Cc: James Bottomley <>
Cc: Mike Rapoport <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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