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Date:   Fri, 3 May 2019 09:49:35 -0400
From:   Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>
To:     Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@....com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Michal Gregorczyk <michalgr@...e.com>,
        Adrian Ratiu <adrian.ratiu@...labora.com>,
        Mohammad Husain <russoue@...il.com>,
        Srinivas Ramana <sramana@...eaurora.org>,
        duyuchao <yuchao.du@...soc.com>,
        Manjo Raja Rao <linux@...ojrajarao.com>,
        Karim Yaghmour <karim.yaghmour@...rsys.com>,
        Tamir Carmeli <carmeli.tamir@...il.com>,
        Yonghong Song <yhs@...com>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        Brendan Gregg <brendan.d.gregg@...il.com>,
        Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...nel.org>,
        Peter Ziljstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, kernel-team@...roid.com,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC] bpf: Add support for reading user pointers

On Fri, May 03, 2019 at 01:12:34PM +0100, Qais Yousef wrote:
> Hi Joel
> 
> On 05/02/19 16:49, Joel Fernandes (Google) wrote:
> > The eBPF based opensnoop tool fails to read the file path string passed
> > to the do_sys_open function. This is because it is a pointer to
> > userspace address and causes an -EFAULT when read with
> > probe_kernel_read. This is not an issue when running the tool on x86 but
> > is an issue on arm64. This patch adds a new bpf function call based
> 
> I just did an experiment and if I use Android 4.9 kernel I indeed fail to see
> PATH info when running opensnoop. But if I run on 5.1-rc7 opensnoop behaves
> correctly on arm64.
> 
> My guess either a limitation that was fixed on later kernel versions or Android
> kernel has some strict option/modifications that make this fail?

Thanks a lot for checking, yes I was testing 4.9 kernel with this patch (pixel 3).

I am not sure what has changed since then, but I still think it is a good
idea to make the code more robust against such future issues anyway. In
particular, we learnt with extensive discussions that user/kernel pointers
are not necessarily distinguishable purely based on their address.

I hope agree this is an issue we need to fix.

See these discussions:

https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190220171019.5e81a4946b56982f324f7c45@kernel.org
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190220171019.5e81a4946b56982f324f7c45@kernel.org/T/#mf81816dbfe25ac5d0e96fbab029050e892f73af2

thanks,

 - Joel

> root@...ldroot:/# uname -a
> Linux buildroot 5.1.0-rc7-00164-ga00214620959-dirty #41 SMP PREEMPT Thu May 2 16:33:00 BST 2019 aarch64 GNU/Linux
> root@...ldroot:/# opensnoop
> PID    COMM               FD ERR PATH
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /etc/ld.so.cache
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/tls/v8l/neon/vfp/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/tls/v8l/neon/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/tls/v8l/vfp/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/tls/v8l/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/tls/neon/vfp/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/tls/neon/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/tls/vfp/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/tls/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/v8l/neon/vfp/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/v8l/neon/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/v8l/vfp/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/v8l/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/neon/vfp/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/neon/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script     -1   2 /lib/vfp/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script      3   0 /lib/libresolv.so.2
> 5180   default.script      3   0 /lib/libc.so.6
> 5180   default.script      3   0 /usr/share/udhcpc/default.script
> 5180   default.script      3   0 /usr/share/udhcpc/default.script.d/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Qais Yousef

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