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Date:   Sat, 28 Oct 2017 11:07:28 +0800
From:   Li Bin <huawei.libin@...wei.com>
To:     Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>, Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@...il.com>
CC:     <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <tanxiaofei@...wei.com>,
        <guohanjun@...wei.com>, <huawei.libin@...wei.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2] workqueue: Fix NULL pointer dereference

When queue_work() is used in irq (not in task context), there is
a potential case that trigger NULL pointer dereference.
----------------------------------------------------------------
worker_thread()
|-spin_lock_irq()
|-process_one_work()
	|-worker->current_pwq = pwq
	|-spin_unlock_irq()
	|-worker->current_func(work)
	|-spin_lock_irq()
 	|-worker->current_pwq = NULL
|-spin_unlock_irq()

				//interrupt here
				|-irq_handler
					|-__queue_work()
						//assuming that the wq is draining
						|-is_chained_work(wq)
							|-current_wq_worker()
							//Here, 'current' is the interrupted worker!
								|-current->current_pwq is NULL here!
|-schedule()
----------------------------------------------------------------

Avoid it by checking for task context in current_wq_worker(), and
if not in task context, we shouldn't use the 'current' to check the
condition.

Reported-by: Xiaofei Tan <tanxiaofei@...wei.com>
Signed-off-by: Li Bin <huawei.libin@...wei.com>
---
 kernel/workqueue_internal.h | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/workqueue_internal.h b/kernel/workqueue_internal.h
index 8635417..29fa81f 100644
--- a/kernel/workqueue_internal.h
+++ b/kernel/workqueue_internal.h
@@ -9,6 +9,7 @@
 
 #include <linux/workqueue.h>
 #include <linux/kthread.h>
+#include <linux/preempt.h>
 
 struct worker_pool;
 
@@ -59,7 +60,7 @@ struct worker {
  */
 static inline struct worker *current_wq_worker(void)
 {
-	if (current->flags & PF_WQ_WORKER)
+	if (in_task() && (current->flags & PF_WQ_WORKER))
 		return kthread_data(current);
 	return NULL;
 }
-- 
1.7.12.4

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