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Date:   Mon, 10 Oct 2016 02:51:05 +0200
From:   Florian Westphal <fw@...len.de>
To:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:     Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...com>, Ted Ts'o <tytso@....edu>,
        Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>,
        Aaron Conole <aconole@...heb.org>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Network Development <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        NetFilter <netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: slab corruption with current -git (was Re: [git pull] vfs pile 1
 (splice))

Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > Anyway, I don't think I can bisect it, but I'll try to narrow it down
> > a *bit* at least.
> >
> > Not doing any more pulls on this unstable base, I've been puttering
> > around in trying to clean up some stupid printk logging issues
> > instead.
> 
> So I finally got a oops with slub debugging enabled. It doesn't really
> narrow things down, though, it kind of extends on the possible
> suspects. Now adding David Miller and Pablo, because it looks like it
> may be netfilter that does something bad and corrupts memory.

Quite possible, the netns interactions are not nice :-/

> Without further ado, here's the new oops:
> 
>    general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP
>    CPU: 7 PID: 169 Comm: kworker/u16:7 Not tainted 4.8.0-11288-gb66484cd7470 #1
>    Hardware name: System manufacturer System Product Name/Z170-K, BIOS
..
>    Call Trace:
>      netfilter_net_exit+0x2f/0x60
>      ops_exit_list.isra.4+0x38/0x60
>      cleanup_net+0x1ba/0x2a0
>      process_one_work+0x1f1/0x480
>      worker_thread+0x48/0x4d0
>      ? process_one_work+0x480/0x480

..

> like it's a pointer loaded from a free'd allocation.
> 
> The code disassembles to
> 
>    0: 0f b6 ca             movzbl %dl,%ecx
>    3: 48 8d 84 c8 00 01 00 lea    0x100(%rax,%rcx,8),%rax
>    a: 00
>    b: 49 8b 5c c5 00       mov    0x0(%r13,%rax,8),%rbx
>   10: 48 85 db             test   %rbx,%rbx
>   13: 0f 84 cb 00 00 00     je     0xe4
>   19: 4c 3b 63 40           cmp    0x40(%rbx),%r12
>   1d: 48 8b 03             mov    (%rbx),%rax
>   20: 0f 84 e9 00 00 00     je     0x10f
>   26: 48 85 c0             test   %rax,%rax
>   29: 74 26                 je     0x51
>   2b:* 4c 3b 60 40           cmp    0x40(%rax),%r12 <-- trapping instruction
>   2f: 75 08                 jne    0x39
>   31: e9 ef 00 00 00       jmpq   0x125
>   36: 48 89 d8             mov    %rbx,%rax
>   39: 48 8b 18             mov    (%rax),%rbx
>   3c: 48 85 db             test   %rbx,%rbx
> 
> and that oopsing instruction seems to be the compare of
> "hooks_entry->orig_ops" from hooks_entry in this expression:
> 
>         if (hooks_entry && hooks_entry->orig_ops == reg) {
> 
> so hooks_entry() is bogus. It was gotten from
> 
>         hooks_entry = nf_hook_entry_head(net, reg);
> 
> but that's as far as I dug. And yes, I do have
> CONFIG_NETFILTER_INGRESS=y in case that matters.
> 
> And all this code has changed pretty radically in commit e3b37f11e6e4
> ("netfilter: replace list_head with single linked list"), and there
> was clearly already something wrong with that code, with commit
> 5119e4381a90 ("netfilter: Fix potential null pointer dereference")
> adding the test against NULL. But I suspect that only hid the "oops,
> it's actually not NULL, it loaded some uninitialized value" problem.
> 
> Over to the networking guys.. Ideas?

Sorry, not off the top of my head.
Pablo is currently travelling back home from netdev 1.2 in Tokyo,
I can help starting Wednesday when I am back.

One shot in the dark (not even compile tested; wonder if we can end up
zapping bogus hook ...)

diff --git a/net/netfilter/core.c b/net/netfilter/core.c
index c9d90eb..fd6a2ce 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/core.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/core.c
@@ -189,6 +189,9 @@ void nf_unregister_net_hook(struct net *net, const struct nf_hook_ops *reg)
 
 unlock:
        mutex_unlock(&nf_hook_mutex);
+
+       WARN_ON(hooks_entry && hooks_entry->orig_ops != reg);
+
        if (!hooks_entry) {
                WARN(1, "nf_unregister_net_hook: hook not found!\n");
                return;

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