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SubjectRe: kernel BUG at arch/x86/kvm/x86.c:LINE! (2)
On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 4:32 PM, Paolo Bonzini <> wrote:
> On 11/10/2018 04:57, Du Changbin wrote:
>> I think the issue is that using vmx instructions after vmx off. The
>> scenario is:
>> 1. kernel is rebooting and vmx is turned off by notification handler
>> kvm_reboot(),
>> and 'kvm_rebooting' is set.
>> 2. But there is a pending KVM_CREATE_VCPU ioctl which will invoke
>> vmcs_clear()->
>> ____kvm_handle_fault_on_reboot()->kvm_spurious_fault()->BUG().
>> Need to improve the handler for such case so won't hang kernel.
> Why would the kernel be rebooting, given the reproducer (listed below my
> signature, or at
> I think this is a duplicate of
> WARNING: refcount bug in kvm_vm_ioctl
> BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request in
> refcount_inc_not_zero_checked
> In all cases the refcounts seem to be broken, and kvm_destroy_kvm is
> called prematurely (which in this case results in hardware_disable_all
> being called, so that the vmclear fails).
> Dmitry, have such bugs been reported for subsystems other than KVM?

We have _all_ types of bugs reported in _all_ subsystems. So you need
to be more precise :)

You can see all currently open bugs here:

And here you can search over reports:!forum/syzkaller-bugs


We had this recently, which is task_struct refcount bug:
but this seems to be related to rdma. And repro for this bug only
deals with kvm. So my guess would be that this is a different bug in
If you can reproduce it, then perhaps logging all refcount operation
on the thing will help to find whoever releases a ref it does not own.

> Paolo
> #syz dup: WARNING: refcount bug in kvm_vm_ioctl
>> # See for information about syzkaller reproducers.
>> #{"threaded":true,"repeat":true,"procs":6,"sandbox":"","fault_call":-1,"tmpdir":true}
>> r0 = openat$kvm(0xffffffffffffff9c, &(0x7f0000000080)='/dev/kvm\x00', 0x0, 0x0)
>> r1 = ioctl$KVM_CREATE_VM(r0, 0xae01, 0x0)
>> r2 = ioctl$KVM_CREATE_VCPU(r1, 0xae41, 0x0)
>> ioctl$KVM_SET_VCPU_EVENTS(r2, 0x4040aea0, &(0x7f0000000000)={0x5, 0x7, 0x40, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x492, 0x5, 0x1, 0xffff, 0x0, 0x0, 0xef, 0x100000000, 0x0, 0x100})
>> ioctl$KVM_SET_USER_MEMORY_REGION(r1, 0x4020ae46, &(0x7f0000000040)={0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x2000, &(0x7f0000ffe000/0x2000)=nil})
>> ioctl$KVM_SET_SREGS(r2, 0x4138ae84, &(0x7f00000003c0)={{}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, 0x8005001f, 0x0, 0x0, 0x28, 0x0, 0x6500})
>> ioctl$KVM_RUN(r2, 0xae80, 0x0)

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