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authorJan Kara <jack@suse.cz>2018-06-18 15:46:58 +0200
committerJens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>2018-06-22 12:08:07 -0600
commit3ee7e8697d5860b173132606d80a9cd35e7113ee (patch)
tree8612a44c612f094fac83ddbfa9eead7725b960f7 /include
parent0ae52ddf5bd7f685bb43d7687290f6c2eeacfb31 (diff)
bdi: Fix another oops in wb_workfn()
syzbot is reporting NULL pointer dereference at wb_workfn() [1] due to wb->bdi->dev being NULL. And Dmitry confirmed that wb->state was WB_shutting_down after wb->bdi->dev became NULL. This indicates that unregister_bdi() failed to call wb_shutdown() on one of wb objects. The problem is in cgwb_bdi_unregister() which does cgwb_kill() and thus drops bdi's reference to wb structures before going through the list of wbs again and calling wb_shutdown() on each of them. This way the loop iterating through all wbs can easily miss a wb if that wb has already passed through cgwb_remove_from_bdi_list() called from wb_shutdown() from cgwb_release_workfn() and as a result fully shutdown bdi although wb_workfn() for this wb structure is still running. In fact there are also other ways cgwb_bdi_unregister() can race with cgwb_release_workfn() leading e.g. to use-after-free issues: CPU1 CPU2 cgwb_bdi_unregister() cgwb_kill(*slot); cgwb_release() queue_work(cgwb_release_wq, &wb->release_work); cgwb_release_workfn() wb = list_first_entry(&bdi->wb_list, ...) spin_unlock_irq(&cgwb_lock); wb_shutdown(wb); ... kfree_rcu(wb, rcu); wb_shutdown(wb); -> oops use-after-free We solve these issues by synchronizing writeback structure shutdown from cgwb_bdi_unregister() with cgwb_release_workfn() using a new mutex. That way we also no longer need synchronization using WB_shutting_down as the mutex provides it for CONFIG_CGROUP_WRITEBACK case and without CONFIG_CGROUP_WRITEBACK wb_shutdown() can be called only once from bdi_unregister(). Reported-by: syzbot <syzbot+4a7438e774b21ddd8eca@syzkaller.appspotmail.com> Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/backing-dev-defs.h b/include/linux/backing-dev-defs.h
index 0bd432a4d7bd..24251762c20c 100644
--- a/include/linux/backing-dev-defs.h
+++ b/include/linux/backing-dev-defs.h
@@ -22,7 +22,6 @@ struct dentry;
enum wb_state {
WB_registered, /* bdi_register() was done */
- WB_shutting_down, /* wb_shutdown() in progress */
WB_writeback_running, /* Writeback is in progress */
WB_has_dirty_io, /* Dirty inodes on ->b_{dirty|io|more_io} */
WB_start_all, /* nr_pages == 0 (all) work pending */
@@ -189,6 +188,7 @@ struct backing_dev_info {
struct radix_tree_root cgwb_tree; /* radix tree of active cgroup wbs */
struct rb_root cgwb_congested_tree; /* their congested states */
+ struct mutex cgwb_release_mutex; /* protect shutdown of wb structs */
struct bdi_writeback_congested *wb_congested;

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