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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Uprobes: Fix kernel oops with delayed_uprobe_remove()
Hi Oleg,

On 11/14/18 9:36 PM, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 11/14, Ravi Bangoria wrote:
>> syzbot reported a kernel crash with delayed_uprobe_remove():
>> Backtrace mentioned in the link points to a race between process
>> exit and uprobe_unregister(). Fix it by locking delayed_uprobe_lock
>> before calling delayed_uprobe_remove() from put_uprobe().
> The patch looks good to me, but could you update the changelog?
> Please explain that the exiting task calls uprobe_clear_state() which
> can race with delayed_uprobe_remove(). IIUC this is the only problem
> solved by this patch, right?

Right. Is this better:

There could be a race between task exit and probe unregister:

__mmput() uprobe_unregister()
uprobe_clear_state() put_uprobe()
delayed_uprobe_remove() delayed_uprobe_remove()

put_uprobe() is calling delayed_uprobe_remove() without taking
delayed_uprobe_lock and thus the race sometimes results in a
kernel crash. Fix this by taking delayed_uprobe_lock before
calling delayed_uprobe_remove() from put_uprobe().

Detailed crash log can be found at:

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