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Date:	Thu, 7 Aug 2014 23:23:44 -0400
From:	Dave Jones <>
To:	Linux Kernel <>
Cc:	Linus Torvalds <>,, Al Viro <>
Subject: fault injection caused oops in proc_flush_task

Because I don't have enough oopses in my life, I decided to play
with the fault injection code today. It's not something I hear about
people trying too often, so I wondered what horrors lurk..

So I ran this..


for FAILTYPE in failslab fail_page_alloc
 echo N > /sys/kernel/debug/$FAILTYPE/task-filter
 echo 50 > /sys/kernel/debug/$FAILTYPE/probability
 echo 500 > /sys/kernel/debug/$FAILTYPE/interval
 echo -1 > /sys/kernel/debug/$FAILTYPE/times
 echo 0 > /sys/kernel/debug/$FAILTYPE/space
 echo 0 > /sys/kernel/debug/$FAILTYPE/verbose
 echo 2 > /sys/kernel/debug/$FAILTYPE/ignore-gfp-wait

And then ran my usual fuzzing session, and saw this ..

CPU: 2 PID: 8506 Comm: trinity-c124 Not tainted 3.16.0+ #41
task: ffff880227fc95e0 ti: ffff8800929a0000 task.ti: ffff8800929a0000
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff8624a8f9>]  [<ffffffff8624a8f9>] proc_flush_task+0x99/0x1b0
RSP: 0018:ffff8800929a3d40  EFLAGS: 00010246
RAX: 0000000000000001 RBX: ffff8800929a3d6b RCX: 0000000000000000
RDX: ffff8800929a3d6c RSI: ffff8800929a3d58 RDI: 0000000000000000
RBP: ffff8800929a3da8 R08: 000000000000000a R09: 000000000000fffb
R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000000 R12: 0000000000000001
R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000002
FS:  00007f019c95d700(0000) GS:ffff88024d100000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
CR2: 0000000000000000 CR3: 00000000959e7000 CR4: 00000000001407e0
DR0: 000000000249e000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000fffe0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000600
 ffff88022ad836c0 00000002929a3d58 ffff88022ad836c0 0000000132313068
 ffff8800929a3d6b 373231003277b6b0 ffff88022377b600 00000000898577d0
 ffff88022377b6b0 000000000000278f 0000000000000010 0000000000000000
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff8607738c>] release_task+0x4c/0x4a0
 [<ffffffff86078aca>] wait_consider_task+0x70a/0xbe0
 [<ffffffff860790e4>] do_wait+0x144/0x2d0
 [<ffffffff8607967b>] SyS_wait4+0x7b/0x100
 [<ffffffff86077110>] ? task_stopped_code+0x60/0x60
 [<ffffffff8676371f>] tracesys+0xdd/0xe2
Code: d4 e0 a9 86 48 03 45 a8 89 4d a4 44 8b 78 30 48 8b 40 38 44 89 f9 4c 8b a8 40 08 00 00 31 c0 e8 6e 21 0f 00 48 8d 75 b0 89 45 b4 <49> 8b 7d 00 e8 4e 8b fa ff 48 85 c0 49 89 c6 74 18 48 89 c7 e8 
RIP  [<ffffffff8624a8f9>] proc_flush_task+0x99/0x1b0

Right before the oops, the last thing fault injection logged wrt that pid was..

FAULT_INJECTION: forcing a failure
CPU: 0 PID: 8506 Comm: trinity-c124 Not tainted 3.16.0+ #41
 0000000000000032 00000000898577d0 ffff8800929a3b08 ffffffff86759797
 ffffffff86c6a300 ffff8800929a3b28 ffffffff86358c30 0000000000008020
 0000000000008020 ffff8800929a3b38 ffffffff861c6850 ffff8800929a3b88
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff86759797>] dump_stack+0x4e/0x7a
 [<ffffffff86358c30>] should_fail+0x100/0x110
 [<ffffffff861c6850>] should_failslab+0x40/0x50
 [<ffffffff861c32de>] kmem_cache_alloc+0x5e/0x270
 [<ffffffff86331e99>] ida_pre_get+0x69/0xf0
 [<ffffffff86245c80>] ? proc_fill_super+0xa0/0xa0
 [<ffffffff861da749>] get_anon_bdev+0x39/0x120
 [<ffffffff86245c80>] ? proc_fill_super+0xa0/0xa0
 [<ffffffff861da846>] set_anon_super+0x16/0x30
 [<ffffffff8624605d>] proc_set_super+0x1d/0x80
 [<ffffffff861db64a>] sget+0x33a/0x400
 [<ffffffff86246040>] ? proc_root_lookup+0x40/0x40
 [<ffffffff86245ed7>] proc_mount+0xa7/0x150
 [<ffffffff861dc338>] mount_fs+0x38/0x1c0
 [<ffffffff861f9574>] vfs_kern_mount+0x64/0x120
 [<ffffffff861f9649>] kern_mount_data+0x19/0x30
 [<ffffffff8624611c>] pid_ns_prepare_proc+0x1c/0x30
 [<ffffffff86094334>] alloc_pid+0x474/0x4c0
 [<ffffffff86047e10>] ? flush_tlb_mm_range+0x80/0x200
 [<ffffffff8600207d>] ? copy_thread+0x11d/0x2c0
 [<ffffffff86074140>] copy_process.part.29+0xab0/0x1be0
 [<ffffffff8607542d>] do_fork+0xdd/0x400
 [<ffffffff860a258b>] ? preempt_count_sub+0xab/0x100
 [<ffffffff8634b563>] ? __this_cpu_preempt_check+0x13/0x20
 [<ffffffff860757d6>] SyS_clone+0x16/0x20
 [<ffffffff86763869>] stub_clone+0x69/0x90
 [<ffffffff8676371f>] ? tracesys+0xdd/0xe2

Should proc_flush_task just be checking for a NULL upid->ns ?
Or is there something in the pid_ns_prepare_proc failure path
that we're failing to undo ?


I don't know how feasible it would be to hit that in real life
without the fault injection stuff, but an oops can't be the right
thing to do in any case.

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