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Date:	Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:33:09 -0400
From:	Dave Jones <davej@...hat.com>
To:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>
Subject: Re: pipe/page fault oddness.

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 09:27:09PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
 > On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:33 PM, Dave Jones <davej@...hat.com> wrote:
 > >
 > > Looking at the dump, there's only one running trinity child,
 > > with all the others blocking on it.
 > >
 > > trinity-c49     R  running task    12856 19464   7633 0x00000004
 > > ffff8800a09bf960 0000000000000002 ffff8800a09bf9f8 ffff880219650000
 > > 00000000001d4080 0000000000000000 ffff8800a09bffd8 00000000001d4080
 > > ffff88023f755bc0 ffff880219650000 ffff8800a09bffd8 ffff88010b017e00
 > > Call Trace:
 > > [<ffffffff911c3c67>] handle_mm_fault+0x3a7/0xcd0
 > > [<ffffffff91042c84>] __do_page_fault+0x1a4/0x600
 > > [<ffffffff910430fe>] do_page_fault+0x1e/0x70
 > > [<ffffffff918264b2>] page_fault+0x22/0x30
 > > [<ffffffff911bd7e3>] ? copy_page_to_iter+0x3b3/0x500
 > > [<ffffffff9120eddf>] pipe_read+0xdf/0x330
 > >
 > > Running the function tracer on that pid shows it spinning forever..
 > > http://codemonkey.org.uk/junk/pipe-trace.txt
 > >
 > > Kernel bug (missing EFAULT check somewhere perhaps?), or is this a
 > > case where the fuzzer asked the kernel to do something stupid, and it obliged ?
 > 
 > Hmm. It looks like copy_page_to_iter_iovec() is broken and keeps not
 > making any progress while just faulting.
 > 
 > I don't see how that could happen, though. All the loops there are
 > conditional on the user copies *not* failing (ie "!left"), and they
 > seem to properly update "iov".
 > 
 > Mind sending a disassembly of your "copy_page_to_iter" function, in
 > particular around that whole "0x3b3/0x500" area which is where the
 > page fault seems to happen?
 
Whole file is at http://codemonkey.org.uk/junk/iov_iter.txt

gcc is 4.8.3 btw

	Dave
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