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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/3] kernel/uprobes: Fix check for active uprobe
> >
> > --- a/kernel/events/uprobes.c
> > +++ b/kernel/events/uprobes.c
> > @@ -1751,6 +1751,19 @@ static struct uprobe *find_active_uprobe(unsigned long bp_vaddr, int *is_swbp)
> > uprobe = find_uprobe(inode, offset);
> > }
> >
> > + /* Ensure that the breakpoint was actually installed */
> > + if (uprobe) {
> > + /*
> > + * TODO: move copy_insn/etc into _register and remove
> > + * this hack. After we hit the bp, _unregister +
> > + * _register can install the new and not-yet-analyzed
> > + * uprobe at the same address, restart.
> > + */
> > + smp_rmb(); /* pairs with wmb() in prepare_uprobe() */
> > + if (unlikely(!test_bit(UPROBE_COPY_INSN, &uprobe->flags)))
> > + uprobe = NULL;
> > + }
>
> ACK ...
>
> but the comment is no longer valid, it only mentions the race unregister +
> register.
>
> And note that "restart" is not true in that we are not going to simply restart,
> we will check is_trap_at_addr() and then either send SIGTRAP or restart.
>
> This is correct because we do this check under mmap_sem so we can't race with
> install_breakpoint(), so is_trap_at_addr() == T can't be falsely true if
> UPROBE_COPY_INSN is not set.
>

Right, Given that we are doing this in the mmap_sem, we should also be
removing the rmb/wmb pairs too.

Right Oleg?


> And btw, perhaps you should do this check right after find_uprobe() in the
> if (valid_vma) block.
>
> Oleg.
>

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