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Date:   Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:49:09 +0100
From:   Alexander Potapenko <glider@...gle.com>
To:     Jens Axboe <axboe@...com>
Cc:     Dmitriy Vyukov <dvyukov@...gle.com>,
        Kostya Serebryany <kcc@...gle.com>,
        Tahsin Erdogan <tahsin@...gle.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, linux-block@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] block: Initialize cfqq->ioprio_class in cfq_get_queue()

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 4:30 PM, Jens Axboe <axboe@...com> wrote:
> On 01/23/2017 07:06 AM, Alexander Potapenko wrote:
>> KMSAN (KernelMemorySanitizer, a new error detection tool) reports use of
>> uninitialized memory in cfq_init_cfqq():
>>
>> ==================================================================
>> BUG: KMSAN: use of unitialized memory
>> ...
>> Call Trace:
>>  [<     inline     >] __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:15
>>  [<ffffffff8202ac97>] dump_stack+0x157/0x1d0 lib/dump_stack.c:51
>>  [<ffffffff813e9b65>] kmsan_report+0x205/0x360 ??:?
>>  [<ffffffff813eabbb>] __msan_warning+0x5b/0xb0 ??:?
>>  [<     inline     >] cfq_init_cfqq block/cfq-iosched.c:3754
>>  [<ffffffff8201e110>] cfq_get_queue+0xc80/0x14d0 block/cfq-iosched.c:3857
>> ...
>> origin:
>>  [<ffffffff8103ab37>] save_stack_trace+0x27/0x50 arch/x86/kernel/stacktrace.c:67
>>  [<ffffffff813e836b>] kmsan_internal_poison_shadow+0xab/0x150 ??:?
>>  [<ffffffff813e88ab>] kmsan_poison_slab+0xbb/0x120 ??:?
>>  [<     inline     >] allocate_slab mm/slub.c:1627
>>  [<ffffffff813e533f>] new_slab+0x3af/0x4b0 mm/slub.c:1641
>>  [<     inline     >] new_slab_objects mm/slub.c:2407
>>  [<ffffffff813e0ef3>] ___slab_alloc+0x323/0x4a0 mm/slub.c:2564
>>  [<     inline     >] __slab_alloc mm/slub.c:2606
>>  [<     inline     >] slab_alloc_node mm/slub.c:2669
>>  [<ffffffff813dfb42>] kmem_cache_alloc_node+0x1d2/0x1f0 mm/slub.c:2746
>>  [<ffffffff8201d90d>] cfq_get_queue+0x47d/0x14d0 block/cfq-iosched.c:3850
>> ...
>> ==================================================================
>> (the line numbers are relative to 4.8-rc6, but the bug persists
>> upstream)
>>
>> The uninitialized struct cfq_queue is created by kmem_cache_alloc_node()
>> and then passed to cfq_init_cfqq(), which accesses cfqq->ioprio_class
>> before it's initialized.
>
> Patch looks fine to me, thanks. Is this a new warning? We don't seem
> to have changed this path in a while, yet I wonder why this is only
> surfacing now.

This is because KMSAN is a new tool, it's not in the trunk yet. Nobody
could see this warning before.
I don't know if kmemcheck detects this bug (and if anyone is actively
using it for testing either).
> --
> Jens Axboe
>



-- 
Alexander Potapenko
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