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Date:   Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:38:06 -0500
From:   Georgios Amanakis <gamanakis@...il.com>
To:     Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
Cc:     Laura Abbott <labbott@...hat.com>, Zefan Li <lizefan@...wei.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, cgroups@...r.kernel.org,
        regressions@...mhuis.info, Bronek Kozicki <brok@...orrekt.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH cgroup/for-4.15-fixes] cgroup: fix css_task_iter crash on CSS_TASK_ITER_PROC

This resolves the bug for me.

Thank you,
George

On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Applied the following to cgroup/for-4.15-fixes.  Will push out to
> linus later this week.  I could reproduce the problem reliably and am
> pretty sure this is the right fix but I'd greatly appreciate if you
> guys can confirm the fix too.
>
> Thank you very much.
>
> ------ 8< ------
> From 74d0833c659a8a54735e5efdd44f4b225af68586 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 07:09:19 -0800
>
> While teaching css_task_iter to handle skipping over tasks which
> aren't group leaders, bc2fb7ed089f ("cgroup: add @flags to
> css_task_iter_start() and implement CSS_TASK_ITER_PROCS") introduced a
> silly bug.
>
> CSS_TASK_ITER_PROCS is implemented by repeating
> css_task_iter_advance() while the advanced cursor is pointing to a
> non-leader thread.  However, the cursor variable, @l, wasn't updated
> when the iteration has to advance to the next css_set and the
> following repetition would operate on the terminal @l from the
> previous iteration which isn't pointing to a valid task leading to
> oopses like the following or infinite looping.
>
>   BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000254
>   IP: __task_pid_nr_ns+0xc7/0xf0
>   PGD 0 P4D 0
>   Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
>   ...
>   CPU: 2 PID: 1 Comm: systemd Not tainted 4.14.4-200.fc26.x86_64 #1
>   Hardware name: System manufacturer System Product Name/PRIME B350M-A, BIOS 3203 11/09/2017
>   task: ffff88c4baee8000 task.stack: ffff96d5c3158000
>   RIP: 0010:__task_pid_nr_ns+0xc7/0xf0
>   RSP: 0018:ffff96d5c315bd50 EFLAGS: 00010206
>   RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff88c4b68c6000 RCX: 0000000000000250
>   RDX: ffffffffa5e47960 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: ffff88c490f6ab00
>   RBP: ffff96d5c315bd50 R08: 0000000000001000 R09: 0000000000000005
>   R10: ffff88c4be006b80 R11: ffff88c42f1b8004 R12: ffff96d5c315bf18
>   R13: ffff88c42d7dd200 R14: ffff88c490f6a510 R15: ffff88c4b68c6000
>   FS:  00007f9446f8ea00(0000) GS:ffff88c4be680000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
>   CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
>   CR2: 0000000000000254 CR3: 00000007f956f000 CR4: 00000000003406e0
>   Call Trace:
>    cgroup_procs_show+0x19/0x30
>    cgroup_seqfile_show+0x4c/0xb0
>    kernfs_seq_show+0x21/0x30
>    seq_read+0x2ec/0x3f0
>    kernfs_fop_read+0x134/0x180
>    __vfs_read+0x37/0x160
>    ? security_file_permission+0x9b/0xc0
>    vfs_read+0x8e/0x130
>    SyS_read+0x55/0xc0
>    entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x1a/0xa5
>   RIP: 0033:0x7f94455f942d
>   RSP: 002b:00007ffe81ba2d00 EFLAGS: 00000293 ORIG_RAX: 0000000000000000
>   RAX: ffffffffffffffda RBX: 00005574e2233f00 RCX: 00007f94455f942d
>   RDX: 0000000000001000 RSI: 00005574e2321a90 RDI: 000000000000002b
>   RBP: 0000000000000000 R08: 00005574e2321a90 R09: 00005574e231de60
>   R10: 00007f94458c8b38 R11: 0000000000000293 R12: 00007f94458c8ae0
>   R13: 00007ffe81ba3800 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 00005574e2116560
>   Code: 04 74 0e 89 f6 48 8d 04 76 48 8d 04 c5 f0 05 00 00 48 8b bf b8 05 00 00 48 01 c7 31 c0 48 8b 0f 48 85 c9 74 18 8b b2 30 08 00 00 <3b> 71 04 77 0d 48 c1 e6 05 48 01 f1 48 3b 51 38 74 09 5d c3 8b
>   RIP: __task_pid_nr_ns+0xc7/0xf0 RSP: ffff96d5c315bd50
>
> Fix it by moving the initialization of the cursor below the repeat
> label.  While at it, rename it to @next for readability.
>
> Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
> Fixes: bc2fb7ed089f ("cgroup: add @flags to css_task_iter_start() and implement CSS_TASK_ITER_PROCS")
> Cc: stable@...r.kernel.org # v4.14+
> Reported-by: Laura Abbott <labbott@...hat.com>
> Reported-by: Bronek Kozicki <brok@...orrekt.com>
> Reported-by: George Amanakis <gamanakis@...il.com>
> Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
> ---
>  kernel/cgroup/cgroup.c | 14 ++++++--------
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/cgroup/cgroup.c b/kernel/cgroup/cgroup.c
> index f4c2f8c..2cf06c2 100644
> --- a/kernel/cgroup/cgroup.c
> +++ b/kernel/cgroup/cgroup.c
> @@ -4125,26 +4125,24 @@ static void css_task_iter_advance_css_set(struct css_task_iter *it)
>
>  static void css_task_iter_advance(struct css_task_iter *it)
>  {
> -       struct list_head *l = it->task_pos;
> +       struct list_head *next;
>
>         lockdep_assert_held(&css_set_lock);
> -       WARN_ON_ONCE(!l);
> -
>  repeat:
>         /*
>          * Advance iterator to find next entry.  cset->tasks is consumed
>          * first and then ->mg_tasks.  After ->mg_tasks, we move onto the
>          * next cset.
>          */
> -       l = l->next;
> +       next = it->task_pos->next;
>
> -       if (l == it->tasks_head)
> -               l = it->mg_tasks_head->next;
> +       if (next == it->tasks_head)
> +               next = it->mg_tasks_head->next;
>
> -       if (l == it->mg_tasks_head)
> +       if (next == it->mg_tasks_head)
>                 css_task_iter_advance_css_set(it);
>         else
> -               it->task_pos = l;
> +               it->task_pos = next;
>
>         /* if PROCS, skip over tasks which aren't group leaders */
>         if ((it->flags & CSS_TASK_ITER_PROCS) && it->task_pos &&
> --
> 2.9.5
>

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