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SubjectRe: [syzbot] KMSAN: uninit-value in longest_match
On Wed, Dec 14, 2022 at 02:56:56PM +0100, 'Alexander Potapenko' via syzkaller-bugs wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 7:40 AM Eric Biggers <ebiggers@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Dec 09, 2022 at 01:19:41AM -0800, syzbot wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > syzbot found the following issue on:
> > >
> > > HEAD commit: 30d2727189c5 kmsan: fix memcpy tests
> > > git tree: https://github.com/google/kmsan.git master
> > > console output: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/log.txt?x=117d38f5880000
> > > kernel config:
> > https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/.config?x=a2144983ada8b4f3
> > > dashboard link:
> > https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=14d9e7602ebdf7ec0a60
> > > compiler: clang version 15.0.0 (
> > https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project.git
> > 610139d2d9ce6746b3c617fb3e2f7886272d26ff), GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Debian)
> > 2.35.2
> > > userspace arch: i386
> > >
> > > Unfortunately, I don't have any reproducer for this issue yet.
> > >
> > > Downloadable assets:
> > > disk image:
> > https://storage.googleapis.com/syzbot-assets/1e8c2d419c2e/disk-30d27271.raw.xz
> > > vmlinux:
> > https://storage.googleapis.com/syzbot-assets/9e8a728a72a9/vmlinux-30d27271.xz
> > > kernel image:
> > https://storage.googleapis.com/syzbot-assets/89f71c80c707/bzImage-30d27271.xz
> > >
> > > IMPORTANT: if you fix the issue, please add the following tag to the
> > commit:
> > > Reported-by: syzbot+14d9e7602ebdf7ec0a60@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> > >
> > > =====================================================
> > > BUG: KMSAN: uninit-value in longest_match+0xc88/0x1220
> > lib/zlib_deflate/deflate.c:668
> > > longest_match+0xc88/0x1220 lib/zlib_deflate/deflate.c:668
> > > deflate_fast+0x1838/0x2280 lib/zlib_deflate/deflate.c:954
> > > zlib_deflate+0x1783/0x22b0 lib/zlib_deflate/deflate.c:410
> > > zlib_compress_pages+0xd34/0x1f90 fs/btrfs/zlib.c:178
> > > compression_compress_pages fs/btrfs/compression.c:77 [inline]
> > > btrfs_compress_pages+0x325/0x440 fs/btrfs/compression.c:1208
> > > compress_file_range+0x11ac/0x3510 fs/btrfs/inode.c:730
> > > async_cow_start+0x33/0xd0 fs/btrfs/inode.c:1458
> > > btrfs_work_helper+0x55a/0x990 fs/btrfs/async-thread.c:280
> > > process_one_work+0xb27/0x13e0 kernel/workqueue.c:2289
> > > worker_thread+0x1076/0x1d60 kernel/workqueue.c:2436
> > > kthread+0x31b/0x430 kernel/kthread.c:376
> > > ret_from_fork+0x1f/0x30 arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S:306
> >
> > zlib has long been known to use initialized values in longest_match().
> > This
> > issue is mentioned in the zlib FAQ. I personally consider this to be a
> > bug, as
> > the code could be written in a way such that it doesn't use uninitialized
> > memory. However, zlib considers it to be "safe" and "working as intended".
> >
> > Note that the copy of zlib in Linux is not really being maintained, and it
> > is
> > based on a 25-year old version of zlib. However, upstream zlib does not
> > change
> > much anyway (it's very hard to get changes accepted into it), and as far
> > as I
> > can tell even the latest version of upstream zlib has this same issue.
> >
> > So I suppose the way to resolve this syzbot report is to just add
> > __no_kmsan_checks to longest_match(). The real issue, though, is that zlib
> > hasn't kept up with the times (nor has Linux kept up with zlib).
> >
> >
> Can't we just pass __GFP_ZERO when allocating the workspace here:
>
> diff --git a/fs/btrfs/zlib.c b/fs/btrfs/zlib.c
> index b4f44662cda7c..23dc5628f8209 100644
> --- a/fs/btrfs/zlib.c
> +++ b/fs/btrfs/zlib.c
> @@ -63,7 +63,8 @@ struct list_head *zlib_alloc_workspace(unsigned int level)
>
> workspacesize = max(zlib_deflate_workspacesize(MAX_WBITS,
> MAX_MEM_LEVEL),
> zlib_inflate_workspacesize());
> - workspace->strm.workspace = kvmalloc(workspacesize, GFP_KERNEL);
> + workspace->strm.workspace = kvmalloc(workspacesize,
> + GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_ZERO);
> workspace->level = level;
> workspace->buf = NULL;
> /*
>
> ?
>
> This is what Chrome folks did in the same situation (
> https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src.git/+/962cbbe81708214ff8e14e2bc8a07271cb15f1b9
> )

Sure, the btrfs folks can do that if they want to avoid this warning for the
btrfs zlib compression specifically. This would not solve the issue for the
other users of zlib compression in the kernel.

- Eric

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