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SubjectRe: KMSAN: uninit-value in mpol_rebind_mm
On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 9:36 AM Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> wrote:
>
>
> On 12/31/18 8:51 AM, syzbot wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > syzbot found the following crash on:
> >
> > HEAD commit: 79fc24ff6184 kmsan: highmem: use kmsan_clear_page() in cop..
> > git tree: kmsan
> > console output: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/log.txt?x=13c48b67400000
> > kernel config: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/.config?x=901dd030b2cc57e7
> > dashboard link: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=b19c2dc2c990ea657a71
> > compiler: clang version 8.0.0 (trunk 349734)
> >
> > Unfortunately, I don't have any reproducer for this crash yet.
> >
> > IMPORTANT: if you fix the bug, please add the following tag to the commit:
> > Reported-by: syzbot+b19c2dc2c990ea657a71@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> >
> > ==================================================================
> > BUG: KMSAN: uninit-value in mpol_rebind_policy mm/mempolicy.c:353 [inline]
> > BUG: KMSAN: uninit-value in mpol_rebind_mm+0x249/0x370 mm/mempolicy.c:384
>
> The report doesn't seem to indicate where the uninit value resides in
> the mempolicy object.

Yes, it doesn't and it's not trivial to do. The tool reports uses of
unint _values_. Values don't necessary reside in memory. It can be a
register, that come from another register that was calculated as a sum
of two other values, which may come from a function argument, etc.

> I'll have to guess. mm/mempolicy.c:353 contains:
>
> if (!mpol_store_user_nodemask(pol) &&
> nodes_equal(pol->w.cpuset_mems_allowed, *newmask))
>
> "mpol_store_user_nodemask(pol)" is testing pol->flags, which I couldn't
> see being uninitialized after leaving mpol_new(). So I'll guess it's
> actually about accessing pol->w.cpuset_mems_allowed on line 354.
>
> For w.cpuset_mems_allowed to be not initialized and the nodes_equal()
> reachable for a mempolicy where mpol_set_nodemask() is called in
> do_mbind(), it seems the only possibility is a MPOL_PREFERRED policy
> with empty set of nodes, i.e. MPOL_LOCAL equivalent. Let's see if the
> patch below helps. This code is a maze to me. Note the uninit access
> should be benign, rebinding this kind of policy is always a no-op.
>
> ----8<----
> From ff0ca29da6bc2572d7b267daa77ced6083e3f02d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
> Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2019 09:31:59 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] mm, mempolicy: fix uninit memory access
>
> ---
> mm/mempolicy.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/mempolicy.c b/mm/mempolicy.c
> index d4496d9d34f5..a0b7487b9112 100644
> --- a/mm/mempolicy.c
> +++ b/mm/mempolicy.c
> @@ -350,7 +350,7 @@ static void mpol_rebind_policy(struct mempolicy *pol, const nodemask_t *newmask)
> {
> if (!pol)
> return;
> - if (!mpol_store_user_nodemask(pol) &&
> + if (!mpol_store_user_nodemask(pol) && !(pol->flags & MPOL_F_LOCAL) &&
> nodes_equal(pol->w.cpuset_mems_allowed, *newmask))
> return;
>
> --
> 2.19.2
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