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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 2/8] debugfs: prevent access to removed files' private data
Sasha Levin <> writes:

> On 05/18/2016 12:05 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>> On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 11:18:16AM -0400, Sasha Levin wrote:
>>> On 05/18/2016 11:01 AM, Nicolai Stange wrote:
>>>> Thanks a million for reporting!
>>>> 1.) Do you have lockdep enabled?
>>> Yup, nothing there.
>>>> 2.) Does this happen before or after userspace init has been spawned,
>>>> i.e. does the lockup happen at debugfs file creation time or
>>>> possibly at usage time?
>>> So I looked closer, and it seems to happen after starting syzkaller, which
>>> as far as I know tries to open many different debugfs files.
>>> Is there debug code I can add it that'll help us figure out what's up?
>> Trying to figure out _which_ debugfs file is causing this would be
>> great, if at all possible. strace?
> What seems to be failing is syzkaller's attempt to mmap the coverage
> debugfs file. So this isn't actually a kernel deadlock but syzkaller
> misbehaves when that scenario happens.
> Either way, it only fails to mmap with that commit that I've pointed
> out.

That info is really helpful here: the proxy file_operations introduced by
this commit doesn't have a ->mmap() defined, i.e. it is NULL from the
VFS layer's point of view.

The simple reason is that at the time I submitted this series, my
Coccinelle script didn't find any debugfs user with a ->mmap()
defined. Thus either that script was broken or things have changed in
the meanwhile.

I'll look into this tomorrow.

Thank you very much for the effort you put into this!

> th->cover_fd = open("/sys/kernel/debug/kcov", O_RDWR);
> if (th->cover_fd == -1)
> fail("open of /sys/kernel/debug/kcov failed");
> if (ioctl(th->cover_fd, KCOV_INIT_TRACE, kCoverSize))
> fail("cover enable write failed");
> th->cover_data = (uintptr_t*)mmap(NULL, kCoverSize * sizeof(th->cover_data[0]), PROT_READ | PROT_WRITE, MAP_SHARED, th->cover_fd, 0);
> if ((void*)th->cover_data == MAP_FAILED)
> fail("cover mmap failed");
> And it's the mmap() that fails with -ENODEV.

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