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SubjectRe: [Linux-uvc-devel] [BUG] NULL pointer dereference caused by uvcvideo stress test
Laurent Pinchart wrote:
> Hi Alan,
>
> On Wednesday 15 October 2008, Alan Jenkins wrote:
>
>> Laurent Pinchart wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Alan,
>>>
>>> On Friday 26 September 2008, Alan Jenkins wrote:
>>>
>>>> This is is on v2.6.27-rc6. I originally saw it on todays -tip tree.
>>>>
>>>> # while true; do modprobe uvcvideo; modprobe -r uvcvideo; done
>>>>
>>>> After a few tens of cycles, modprobe gets stuck in "D" state, and the
>>>> following backtrace appears:
>>>>
>>> [snip]
>>>
>>> I can't reproduce the issue here on 2.6.27. Could you please test that
>>> version ?
>>>
>> Sure... still happens.
>>
>
> I had secretly hoped it would have disapearred :-)
>
>
>> If you look at the trace, it happens as "hald-probe-video" opens the
>> video device. This is from Ubuntu 8.04. Possibly it's significant that
>> I use the camera first, to make sure it works (I use Kopete, the
>> settings dialogue includes a video test).
>>
>
> The NULL pointer (or rather 0x00000030 pointer) dereference happens in
> video_open:
>
> file->f_op = fops_get(vfl->fops);
> if (file->f_op->open)
> err = file->f_op->open(inode, file);
>
> file->f_op ends up being NULL. Either vfl->fops is NULL to begin with, or
> fops_get failed to get a reference to the file_operations structure.
>
> I'd be surprised if vfl->fops was NULL. To rule out that case, can you add a
> BUG_ON(vfl->fops == NULL) before the call to fops_get ?
>
> I'm not too familiar with the module loader, but a quick look at the code
> shows that the module could be marked as being unloaded (MODULE_STATE_GOING)
> before its exit function is called. If this is the case video_open would
> still be called, as the video device would still be registered, but fops_get
> would fail in try_module_get and return a NULL pointer. It seems the pointer
> returned by fops_get should be tested in video_open.
>
> I've CC'ed the v4l maintainer to get his opinion on this.
>

I put one before and one after

134 BUG_ON(vfl->fops == NULL);
135 file->f_op = fops_get(vfl->fops);
136 BUG_ON(file->f_op == NULL);

and the second one triggered

[ 245.379990] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[ 245.379990] kernel BUG at drivers/media/video/v4l2-dev.c:136!
[ 245.379990] invalid opcode: 0000 [#1]
[ 245.379990] Modules linked in: uvcvideo(-) compat_ioctl32 videodev
v4l1_compat aes_i586 aes_generic af_packet i915 drm cpufreq_userspace
cpufreq_powersave cpufreq_ondemand cpufreq_stats freq_table
cpufreq_conservative wmi sbs sbshc ip6t_LOG nf_conntrack_ipv6 ipt_LOG
xt_limit ipt_addrtype xt_state xt_tcpudp xt_conntrack ip6table_filter
ip6_tables ipv6 nf_nat_irc nf_conntrack_irc nf_nat_ftp nf_nat
nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_conntrack_ftp nf_conntrack iptable_filter ip_tables
x_tables dm_crypt dm_mod fuse joydev arc4 ecb crypto_blkcipher ath5k
mac80211 led_class cfg80211 psmouse serio_raw sg snd_hda_intel
ata_generic snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm shpchp pci_hotplug
snd_timer snd_page_alloc snd_hwdep intel_agp agpgart video output
battery ac eeepc_laptop backlight button evdev uhci_hcd ehci_hcd
usb_storage libusual usbcore pcspkr thermal processor fan [last
unloaded: v4l1_compat]
[ 245.379990]
[ 245.379990] Pid: 11686, comm: hald-probe-vide Not tainted
(2.6.27eeepc #62)
[ 245.379990] EIP: 0060:[<e024f3f2>] EFLAGS: 00010246 CPU: 0
[ 245.379990] EIP is at video_open+0x8f/0xee [videodev]
[ 245.379990] EAX: e03fbf40 EBX: e02529dc ECX: 00000000 EDX: d1d20e00
[ 245.379990] ESI: d1f33780 EDI: ffffffed EBP: de4e182c ESP: d1fade98
[ 245.379990] DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 0000 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
[ 245.379990] Process hald-probe-vide (pid: 11686, ti=d1fac000
task=d8e73810 task.ti=d1fac000)
[ 245.379990] Stack: 00000000 d1f20540 00000000 de4e182c c01604e6
d1f33780 00000000 d1f33780
[ 245.379990] de4e182c d1fadf14 c0160406 c015d36d deae2580
d22c8600 d1fadf14 d1f33780
[ 245.379990] d1fadf14 00008001 c015d471 d1f33780 00000000
00000000 d1fadf14 c016692e
[ 245.379990] Call Trace:
[ 245.379990] [<c01604e6>] chrdev_open+0xe0/0xf6
[ 245.379990] [<c0160406>] chrdev_open+0x0/0xf6
[ 245.379990] [<c015d36d>] __dentry_open+0xf2/0x1da
[ 245.379990] [<c015d471>] nameidata_to_filp+0x1c/0x2c
[ 245.379990] [<c016692e>] do_filp_open+0x343/0x61e
[ 245.379990] [<c014e1ad>] handle_mm_fault+0x27d/0x528
[ 245.379990] [<c016df2d>] alloc_fd+0x46/0xad
[ 245.379990] [<c015d1a8>] do_sys_open+0x3f/0xb3
[ 245.379990] [<c015d260>] sys_open+0x1e/0x23
[ 245.379990] [<c01035c1>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x21
[ 245.379990] [<c0280000>] xfrm_state_find+0x3bb/0x4b1
[ 245.379990] =======================
[ 245.379990] Code: 74 77 8b 02 8b 5e 10 85 c0 75 04 0f 0b eb fe 8b 00
85 c0 74 0d 31 c9 83 38 02 74 08 ff 80 40 01 00 00 8b 0a 85 c9 89 4e 10
75 04 <0f> 0b eb fe 8b 49 30 31 ff 85 c9 74 36 89 f2 89 e8 ff d1 85 c0
[ 245.379990] EIP: [<e024f3f2>] video_open+0x8f/0xee [videodev] SS:ESP
0068:d1fade98
[ 245.379990] ---[ end trace 2385a52acb7b9557 ]---



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