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authorRafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>2020-06-07 21:40:17 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2020-06-08 11:05:56 -0700
commitdb38d5c106dfdd7cb7207c83267d82fdf4950b61 (patch)
tree1b6d4b08878942fb32dcd6b2faccfd7cf32babb2 /kernel/panic.c
parentceabef7dd71720aef58bd182943352c9c307a3de (diff)
kernel: add panic_on_taint
Analogously to the introduction of panic_on_warn, this patch introduces a kernel option named panic_on_taint in order to provide a simple and generic way to stop execution and catch a coredump when the kernel gets tainted by any given flag. This is useful for debugging sessions as it avoids having to rebuild the kernel to explicitly add calls to panic() into the code sites that introduce the taint flags of interest. For instance, if one is interested in proceeding with a post-mortem analysis at the point a given code path is hitting a bad page (i.e. unaccount_page_cache_page(), or slab_bug()), a coredump can be collected by rebooting the kernel with 'panic_on_taint=0x20' amended to the command line. Another, perhaps less frequent, use for this option would be as a means for assuring a security policy case where only a subset of taints, or no single taint (in paranoid mode), is allowed for the running system. The optional switch 'nousertaint' is handy in this particular scenario, as it will avoid userspace induced crashes by writes to sysctl interface /proc/sys/kernel/tainted causing false positive hits for such policies. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: tweak kernel-parameters.txt wording] Suggested-by: Qian Cai <cai@lca.pw> Signed-off-by: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Reviewed-by: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org> Cc: Dave Young <dyoung@redhat.com> Cc: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> Cc: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> Cc: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Cc: Laura Abbott <labbott@redhat.com> Cc: Jeff Mahoney <jeffm@suse.com> Cc: Jiri Kosina <jikos@kernel.org> Cc: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200515175502.146720-1-aquini@redhat.com Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/panic.c')
1 files changed, 34 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/panic.c b/kernel/panic.c
index b69ee9e76cb2..94b5c973770c 100644
--- a/kernel/panic.c
+++ b/kernel/panic.c
@@ -44,6 +44,8 @@ static int pause_on_oops_flag;
static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(pause_on_oops_lock);
bool crash_kexec_post_notifiers;
int panic_on_warn __read_mostly;
+unsigned long panic_on_taint;
+bool panic_on_taint_nousertaint = false;
int panic_timeout = CONFIG_PANIC_TIMEOUT;
@@ -434,6 +436,11 @@ void add_taint(unsigned flag, enum lockdep_ok lockdep_ok)
pr_warn("Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint\n");
set_bit(flag, &tainted_mask);
+ if (tainted_mask & panic_on_taint) {
+ panic_on_taint = 0;
+ panic("panic_on_taint set ...");
+ }
@@ -686,3 +693,30 @@ static int __init oops_setup(char *s)
return 0;
early_param("oops", oops_setup);
+static int __init panic_on_taint_setup(char *s)
+ char *taint_str;
+ if (!s)
+ return -EINVAL;
+ taint_str = strsep(&s, ",");
+ if (kstrtoul(taint_str, 16, &panic_on_taint))
+ return -EINVAL;
+ /* make sure panic_on_taint doesn't hold out-of-range TAINT flags */
+ panic_on_taint &= TAINT_FLAGS_MAX;
+ if (!panic_on_taint)
+ return -EINVAL;
+ if (s && !strcmp(s, "nousertaint"))
+ panic_on_taint_nousertaint = true;
+ pr_info("panic_on_taint: bitmask=0x%lx nousertaint_mode=%sabled\n",
+ panic_on_taint, panic_on_taint_nousertaint ? "en" : "dis");
+ return 0;
+early_param("panic_on_taint", panic_on_taint_setup);

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