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SubjectRe: [PATCH] binder: fix memory corruption in binder_transaction binder
Hi Todd,

On 11 September 2017 at 21:10, Todd Kjos <tkjos@google.com> wrote:
> (resend in plain-text mode -- sorry about that)
>
> Amit,
>
> Are you sure this patch is the culprit? That is pretty surprising
> since this change can only be hit in a uncommon case (the target node
> is valid when we start creating the transaction, but dead when we
> check right before sending it) so it is unlikely to be hit during a
> normal boot. It also fixes a corruption -- so if you were actually
> hitting the case, it would likely have caused issues before and not
> now. Take a look at it and see if you think it is really possible.
>
> I just booted hikey to Android with this patch 10 times in a row with
> no issues (used hikey-linaro 4.9 kernel which has this patch).

Sorry for not being clear enough in the bug report. android-4.9 is
fine, I see this issue on linux mainline tree with this patch.

I can reproduce it on John's minimal Android tree for hikey hosted
here https://git.linaro.org/people/john.stultz/android-dev.git/log/?h=dev/hikey-mainline-WIP
and hikey-llct (android-4.9 patchset rebased to mainline) tree hosted
here https://android-git.linaro.org/kernel/linaro-android.git/log/?h=test/hikey-llct.
I have already reverted this patch in hikey-llct so you have to revert
that revert to reproduce this issue on hikey-llct tree.

Regards,
Amit Pundir

>
> -Todd
>
>> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 5:18 AM, Amit Pundir <amit.pundir@linaro.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 5 September 2017 at 22:51, Todd Kjos <tkjos@android.com> wrote:
>>> > From: Xu YiPing <xuyiping@hisilicon.com>
>>> >
>>> > commit 7a4408c6bd3e ("binder: make sure accesses to proc/thread are
>>> > safe") made a change to enqueue tcomplete to thread->todo before
>>> > enqueuing the transaction. However, in err_dead_proc_or_thread case,
>>> > the tcomplete is directly freed, without dequeued. It may cause the
>>> > thread->todo list to be corrupted.
>>> >
>>> > So, dequeue it before freeing.
>>>
>>> I see Android boot loops with this patch on hikey tracking
>>> linux/master branch. 1st boot is fine but hikey runs into an
>>> unexpected short boot loops on 2nd and successive boots.
>>>
>>> It takes about 3-4 iterations to finally come to sane state and boot
>>> to UI. I don't see this behaviour if I revert this patch.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Amit Pundir
>>>
>>> >
>>> > Signed-off-by: Xu YiPing <xuyiping@hisilicon.com>
>>> > Signed-off-by: Todd Kjos <tkjos@google.com>
>>> > ---
>>> > drivers/android/binder.c | 1 +
>>> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>> >
>>> > diff --git a/drivers/android/binder.c b/drivers/android/binder.c
>>> > index d055b3f2a207..96cc28afa383 100644
>>> > --- a/drivers/android/binder.c
>>> > +++ b/drivers/android/binder.c
>>> > @@ -3083,6 +3083,7 @@ static void binder_transaction(struct binder_proc
>>> > *proc,
>>> > err_dead_proc_or_thread:
>>> > return_error = BR_DEAD_REPLY;
>>> > return_error_line = __LINE__;
>>> > + binder_dequeue_work(proc, tcomplete);
>>> > err_translate_failed:
>>> > err_bad_object_type:
>>> > err_bad_offset:
>>> > --
>>> > 2.14.1.581.gf28d330327-goog
>>> >
>>
>>

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