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Date:   Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:20:40 +0800
From:   "zhangyi (F)" <yi.zhang@...wei.com>
To:     Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
CC:     "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>, <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>,
        <adilger.kernel@...ger.ca>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5] ext4: fix potential use after free in system zone via
 remount with noblock_validity

On 2019/8/26 23:03, Jan Kara Wrote:
> On Mon 26-08-19 16:31:41, zhangyi (F) wrote:
>> On 2019/8/26 10:56, Theodore Y. Ts'o Wrote:
>>> I added a missing rcu_read_lock() to prevent a suspicious RCU
>>> warning when CONFIG_PROVE_RCU is enabled:
>>>
>>> diff --git a/fs/ext4/block_validity.c b/fs/ext4/block_validity.c
>>> index 003dc1dc2da3..f7bc914a74df 100644
>>> --- a/fs/ext4/block_validity.c
>>> +++ b/fs/ext4/block_validity.c
>>> @@ -330,11 +330,13 @@ void ext4_release_system_zone(struct super_block *sb)
>>>  {
>>>  	struct ext4_system_blocks *system_blks;
>>>  
>>> +	rcu_read_lock();
>>>  	system_blks = rcu_dereference(EXT4_SB(sb)->system_blks);
>>>  	rcu_assign_pointer(EXT4_SB(sb)->system_blks, NULL);
>>>  
>>>  	if (system_blks)
>>>  		call_rcu(&system_blks->rcu, ext4_destroy_system_zone);
>>> +	rcu_read_unlock();
>>>  }
>>>  
>>>  int ext4_data_block_valid(struct ext4_sb_info *sbi, ext4_fsblk_t start_blk,
>>>
>>
>> Hi Ted,
>> Sorry about missing this warning, I think switch to use:
>>   system_blks = rcu_dereference_raw(EXT4_SB(sb)->system_blks);
>> or
>>   system_blks = rcu_dereference_protected(EXT4_SB(sb)->system_blks, true);
>> is enough to fix this waring, am I missing something?
> 
> Proper fix for this is actually using:
> 
>  system_blks = rcu_dereference_protected(EXT4_SB(sb)->system_blks,
> 					 lockdep_is_held(&sb->s_umount));
> 
Totally agree, will resend the patch.

Thanks,
Yi.

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