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Date:   Thu, 11 Aug 2022 01:47:40 +0800
From:   "D. Wythe" <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next 09/10] net/smc: fix potential panic dues to unprotected smc_llc_srv_add_link()

From: "D. Wythe" <>

After we optimize the parallel capability of SMC-R connection
establishment, there is a certain chance to trigger the
following panic:

PID: 5900   TASK: ffff88c1c8af4100  CPU: 1   COMMAND: "kworker/1:48"
 #0 [ffff9456c1cc79a0] machine_kexec at ffffffff870665b7
 #1 [ffff9456c1cc79f0] __crash_kexec at ffffffff871b4c7a
 #2 [ffff9456c1cc7ab0] crash_kexec at ffffffff871b5b60
 #3 [ffff9456c1cc7ac0] oops_end at ffffffff87026ce7
 #4 [ffff9456c1cc7ae0] page_fault_oops at ffffffff87075715
 #5 [ffff9456c1cc7b58] exc_page_fault at ffffffff87ad0654
 #6 [ffff9456c1cc7b80] asm_exc_page_fault at ffffffff87c00b62
    [exception RIP: ib_alloc_mr+19]
    RIP: ffffffffc0c9cce3  RSP: ffff9456c1cc7c38  RFLAGS: 00010202
    RAX: 0000000000000000  RBX: 0000000000000002  RCX: 0000000000000004
    RDX: 0000000000000010  RSI: 0000000000000000  RDI: 0000000000000000
    RBP: ffff88c1ea281d00   R8: 000000020a34ffff   R9: ffff88c1350bbb20
    R10: 0000000000000000  R11: 0000000000000001  R12: 0000000000000000
    R13: 0000000000000010  R14: ffff88c1ab040a50  R15: ffff88c1ea281d00
    ORIG_RAX: ffffffffffffffff  CS: 0010  SS: 0018
 #7 [ffff9456c1cc7c60] smc_ib_get_memory_region at ffffffffc0aff6df [smc]
 #8 [ffff9456c1cc7c88] smcr_buf_map_link at ffffffffc0b0278c [smc]
 #9 [ffff9456c1cc7ce0] __smc_buf_create at ffffffffc0b03586 [smc]

The reason here is that when the server tries to create a second link,
smc_llc_srv_add_link() has no protection and may add a new link to
link group. This breaks the security environment protected by

Signed-off-by: D. Wythe <>
 net/smc/af_smc.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/smc/af_smc.c b/net/smc/af_smc.c
index 39dbf39..0b0c53a 100644
--- a/net/smc/af_smc.c
+++ b/net/smc/af_smc.c
@@ -1834,8 +1834,10 @@ static int smcr_serv_conf_first_link(struct smc_sock *smc)
 	smcr_lgr_set_type(link->lgr, SMC_LGR_SINGLE);
+	down_write(&link->lgr->llc_conf_mutex);
 	/* initial contact - try to establish second link */
 	smc_llc_srv_add_link(link, NULL);
+	up_write(&link->lgr->llc_conf_mutex);
 	return 0;

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