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SubjectRe: 2.6.32-rc6 BUG at mm/slab.c:2869!
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On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 08:46 +0200, Vegard Nossum wrote:
> 2009/8/21 Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com>:
> > On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 02:02:49PM +0200, Vegard Nossum wrote:
> >> > I'll try that and kmemcheck next.
> >>
> >> Hm, I'm afraid kmemcheck gives some known false positives related to
> >> bitfields in ext4 code, so in the case that something turned up, it
> >> might be hard to distinguish it from those false positives.
> >
> > Well I didn't get anything from ext4 so far. I did hit one with
> > fsnotify:
> >
> > WARNING: kmemcheck: Caught 32-bit read from freed memory (f34a443c)
> > eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee008a06f700011000
> > a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a f f f f f f f f
> > ^
> >
> > Pid: 2745, comm: fsck.ext4 Not tainted (2.6.31-rc6 #2) MacBook1,1
> > EIP: 0060:[<c10f3656>] EFLAGS: 00010217 CPU: 0
> > EIP is at inotify_handle_event+0x76/0xc0
> > EAX: f34a443c EBX: f34a4438 ECX: 00000000 EDX: f6732000
> > ESI: f6559764 EDI: 00000000 EBP: f6733f0c ESP: c1527450
> > DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
> > CR0: 8005003b CR2: f6c046d4 CR3: 367fb000 CR4: 000026d0
> > DR0: 00000000 DR1: 00000000 DR2: 00000000 DR3: 00000000
> > DR6: ffff4ff0 DR7: 00000400
> > [<c10f0d78>] fsnotify+0xa8/0x130
> > [<c10c5e11>] __fput+0xb1/0x1e0
> > [<c10c5f55>] fput+0x15/0x20
> > [<c10c2ca7>] filp_close+0x47/0x80
> > [<c10c2d54>] sys_close+0x74/0xc0
> > [<c1002ec8>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x36
> > [<ffffffff>] 0xffffffff
> >
> > I think that is list_empty() here where %eax is list_head
> > and event_list->next is the read location... which definitely
> > doesn't look like a pointer, if I'm reading it correctly.
>
> I think f34a443c is a valid pointer. On my machine, at least:
>
> [ 0.004000] lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xf73fe000 ( 883 MB)
>
> >
> > inotify_fsnotify.o:
> >
> > /* did event_priv get attached? */
> > if (list_empty(&fsn_event_priv->event_list))
> > 143: 8d 43 04 lea 0x4(%ebx),%eax
> >
> > event_priv = kmem_cache_alloc(event_priv_cachep, GFP_KERNEL);
> > if (unlikely(!event_priv))
> > return -ENOMEM;
> >
> > fsn_event_priv = &event_priv->fsnotify_event_priv_data;
> > 146: 39 43 04 cmp %eax,0x4(%ebx) <=== read here
> > 149: 74 1d je 168 <inotify_handle_event+0x98>
>
> I can see somewhat of a race, I think:
>
> 1. userspace calls inotify_read(), where we wait for something to happen:
>
> 249 while (1) {
> 250 prepare_to_wait(&group->notification_waitq, &wait,
> TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
> 251
> 252 mutex_lock(&group->notification_mutex);
> 253 kevent = get_one_event(group, count);
> 254 mutex_unlock(&group->notification_mutex);
>
> 2. an event occurs, and inotify_handle_event() calls
> fsnotify_add_notify_event():
>
> 64 ret = fsnotify_add_notify_event(group, event, fsn_event_priv);
> 65 /* EEXIST is not an error */
> 66 if (ret == -EEXIST)
> 67 ret = 0;
>
> 3. fsnotify_add_notify_event() adds the fsn_event_priv to the event,
> and adds the event to the group, and finally wakes up anybody who is
> waiting on &group->notification_waitq:
>
> 230 fsnotify_get_event(event);
> 231 list_add_tail(&holder->event_list, list);
> 232 if (priv)
> 233 list_add_tail(&priv->event_list, &event->private_data_list);
> 234 spin_unlock(&event->lock);
> 235 mutex_unlock(&group->notification_mutex);
> 236
> 237 wake_up(&group->notification_waitq);
>
> 4. inotify_read() wakes up and frees the event:
>
> 253 kevent = get_one_event(group, count);
>
> 5. inotify_handle_event() now dereferences the event_priv pointer,
> which was already freed:
>
> 69 /* did event_priv get attached? */
> 70 if (list_empty(&fsn_event_priv->event_list))
>
>
> I think that's it. Any thoughts? I put Eric Paris on Cc.

Yes, that's a race. It's already fixed in Linus' git tree (Linus
pointed out what an idiot I am on that one)

-Eric



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