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Date:	Sat, 15 Feb 2014 18:09:46 -0800 (PST)
From:	John <da_audiophile@...oo.com>
To:	Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
Cc:	lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	"stephen@...workplumber.org" <stephen@...workplumber.org>,
	"mlindner@...vell.com" <mlindner@...vell.com>,
	Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@...marydata.com>,
	"J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@...ldses.org>
Subject: Re: [BUG] unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference





----- Original Message -----
> From: Borislav Petkov <>
> Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2014 6:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [BUG] unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference
> 
> On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 01:04:22PM -0800, John wrote:
>>  Thanks for the reply, Boris.  The .config is unmodified
>>  from the Arch Distro default for 3.13.3-1 which can be found
>>  here: http://pastebin.com/LPGZ8ZqA
> 
> Yep, it is that struct net *net argument to put_pipe_version() which is NULL:
> 
>   12:   55                      push   %ebp
>   13:   89 e5                   mov    %esp,%ebp
>   15:   56                      push   %esi
>   16:   53                      push   %ebx
>   17:   3e 8d 74 26 00          lea    %ds:0x0(%esi,%eiz,1),%esi
>   1c:   8b 1d 28 e9 a3 f8       mov    0xf8a3e928,%ebx
>   22:   89 c6                   mov    %eax,%esi
>   24:   e8 59 64 5f c8          call   0xc85f6482
>   29:   85 db                   test   %ebx,%ebx
>   2b:*  8b 86 58 08 00 00       mov    0x858(%esi),%eax         <-- trapping 
> instruction
> 
> put_pipe_version:
>     pushl    %ebp    #
>     movl    %esp, %ebp    #,
>     pushl    %esi    #
>     pushl    %ebx    #
>     call    mcount
>     movl    sunrpc_net_id, %ebx    # sunrpc_net_id, sunrpc_net_id.130
>     movl    %eax, %esi    # net, net
>     call    __rcu_read_lock    #
>     testl    %ebx, %ebx    # sunrpc_net_id.130
>     movl    2136(%esi), %eax    # MEM[(struct net_generic * const *)net_4(D) + 
> 2136B], ng <-- trapping insn
> 
> 
>     [ 137.689996] ESI: 00000000 EDI: f56efc00 EBP: f568fee8 ESP: f568fee0
>                ^^^^^^^^
> 
> Here's the c/asm interleaved version:
> 
> static void put_pipe_version(struct net *net)
> {
>      d80:       55                      push   %ebp
>      d81:       89 e5                   mov    %esp,%ebp
>      d83:       56                      push   %esi
>      d84:       53                      push   %ebx
>      d85:       e8 fc ff ff ff          call   d86 <put_pipe_version+0x6>
>                         d86: R_386_PC32 mcount
>         struct sunrpc_net *sn = net_generic(net, sunrpc_net_id);
>      d8a:       8b 1d 00 00 00 00       mov    0x0,%ebx
>                         d8c: R_386_32   sunrpc_net_id
>         spin_unlock(&pipe_version_lock);
>         return ret;
> }
> 
> static void put_pipe_version(struct net *net)
> {
>      d90:       89 c6                   mov    %eax,%esi
> * block, but only when acquiring spinlocks that are subject to priority
> * inheritance.
> */
> static inline void rcu_read_lock(void)
> {
>         __rcu_read_lock();
>      d92:       e8 fc ff ff ff          call   d93 <put_pipe_version+0x13>
>                         d93: R_386_PC32 __rcu_read_lock
>         struct net_generic *ng;
>         void *ptr;
> 
>         rcu_read_lock();
>         ng = rcu_dereference(net->gen);
>         BUG_ON(id == 0 || id > ng->len);
>      d97:       85 db                   test   %ebx,%ebx
> {
>         struct net_generic *ng;
>         void *ptr;
> 
>         rcu_read_lock();
>         ng = rcu_dereference(net->gen);
>      d99:       8b 86 58 08 00 00       mov    0x858(%esi),%eax            
> <-- trapping insn
> 
> 
> I guess you could avoid the crash if you did
> 
>     if (!net)
>         return;
> 
> in put_pipe_version() but this hardly is the right solution. Someone
> else has to make sense of this thing, not me. :-)
> 
> HTH.


I copy someone you cc'ed on this understands it.  I have no idea what you wrote :)
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