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SubjectRe: INFO: task hung in fanotify_handle_event
Hi Dmirty!

On Mon 15-10-18 14:29:14, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 2:15 PM, Jan Kara <> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > On Mon 15-10-18 04:32:02, syzbot wrote:
> >> syzbot found the following crash on:
> >>
> >> HEAD commit: 90ad18418c2d Merge git://
> >> git tree: upstream
> >> console output:
> >> kernel config:
> >> dashboard link:
> >> compiler: gcc (GCC) 8.0.1 20180413 (experimental)
> >> syz repro:
> >>
> >> IMPORTANT: if you fix the bug, please add the following tag to the commit:
> >> Reported-by:
> >
> > Syzbot has apparently generated fanotify watch for FAN_OPEN_PERM event and
> > then the process got stuck waiting for userspace to respond to that event -
> > which never happened. So everything works as designed here - the process
> > placing FAN_OPEN_PERM mark is responsible for replying to the generated
> > events as all opens hang waiting for responses. That's why the
> > functionality is behind CAP_SYS_ADMIN after all... Could we fix syzbot to
> > actually generate replies for these events?
> Is there a reliable way to kill such processes?
> Or admins are never supposed to kill any root processes and have not
> bugs whatsoever? :)

Currently the wait is not killable but yes, we want to make it killable
exactly because of userspace bugs :). But it is non-trivial because
currently the waker has also other responsibilities and all that stuff has
to be cleaned up when handling killed wait. Konstantin Khlebnikov was
working on that so I might need to prod him.

> syzkaller probably capable of generating replies in some cases, but
> unfortunately it can't work this way. It's practically not possible to
> ensure that it will always generate a proper reply and it will be
> actually delivered and the process won't be killed in the middle, or
> another thread won't crash or call exit_group concurrently, etc. The
> thing either needs to be reliable, work without any but's and be
> reliably killable, or it's not suitable for stress testing.
> If there is no reliable way to kill it, I think we need to disable
> FAN_OPEN_PERM entirely.

Understood. Then just disable FAN_OPEN_PERM & FAN_ACCESS_PERM for now.

Jan Kara <>

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