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Date:	Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:49:13 -0400
From:	Sasha Levin <>
To:	David Howells <>,
	Andrey Ryabinin <>
CC:	James Morris <>,,,,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: security: oops on boot in __key_link_begin

On 07/28/2014 07:32 AM, David Howells wrote:
> Sasha Levin <> wrote:
>>   23:	49 89 9f f0 00 00 00 	mov    %rbx,0xf0(%r15)
>>   2a:	55                   	push   %rbp
>>   2b:*	c1 b8 42 ff 49 8b 5f 	sarl   $0x5f,-0x74b600be(%rax)		<-- trapping instruction
>>   32:	10 49 8d             	adc    %cl,-0x73(%rcx)
> I can't make any sense of this.  It doesn't look anything like what I
> get when I disassemble assoc_array_insert().  There are no SARL or ADC
> instructions.
> Can you load your vmlinux into gdb and disassemble the function that holds the
> faulting instruction:
> 	gdb vmlinux
> 	(gdb) disassemble <RIP-value>
> Unfortunately, I'm not sure what the RIP value actually is because it's been
> replaced in the dump by source file + line number.  It's not this:
> 	[   31.330473] CR2: ffffffff8b49ff42
> though.  That's RAX (ie. 0) plus the offset in the following instruction:
> 	sarl   $0x5f,-0x74b600be(%rax)		<-- trapping instruction

Hrm, the code on disk and in memory doesn't look anything like the one in the BUG...

I've tried keys-next and linux-next for today and it didn't reproduce, but it did
show up again when I applied the KASAN patchset (Cc Andrey).

Sorry for pointing a finger to the wrong place, it reproduced so reliably with the
same call trace that I didn't even suspect anything else.


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