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SubjectRe: perf: fuzzer triggers NULL pointer derefreence in x86_schedule_events
On Thu, 7 May 2015, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> Indeed so; and we can make an analogous argument for hwc. However:
>
> > I think it is more likely related to the bitmask (idxmsk). But then
> > it is always allocated with the constraint even with the HT bug
> > workaround. So most, likely the index is bogus and you touch outside
> > the idxmsk[] array.
>
> [428232.701319] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)
>
> But the thing really tried to touch NULL, not some random address that
> faulted.
>
> As always, Vince has found us a good puzzle ;-)

and sorry I haven't been much help tracking it down. I'm trying to
trigger it again, but this particular bug only pops up after a week or so
of fuzzing.

Vince


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