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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] fault-injection: introduce kvmalloc fallback options
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On 04/25/2018 01:02 PM, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
>
>
> From: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.com>
> Subject: [PATCH v4] fault-injection: introduce kvmalloc fallback options
>
> This patch introduces a fault-injection option "kvmalloc_fallback". This
> option makes kvmalloc randomly fall back to vmalloc.
>
> Unfortunatelly, some kernel code has bugs - it uses kvmalloc and then

Unfortunately,

> uses DMA-API on the returned memory or frees it with kfree. Such bugs were
> found in the virtio-net driver, dm-integrity or RHEL7 powerpc-specific
> code. This options helps to test for these bugs.
>
> The patch introduces a config option FAIL_KVMALLOC_FALLBACK_PROBABILITY.
> It can be enabled in distribution debug kernels, so that kvmalloc abuse
> can be tested by the users. The default can be overriden with

overridden

> "kvmalloc_fallback" parameter or in /sys/kernel/debug/kvmalloc_fallback/.
>
> Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.com>
>
> ---
> Documentation/fault-injection/fault-injection.txt | 7 +++++
> include/linux/fault-inject.h | 9 +++---
> kernel/futex.c | 2 -
> lib/Kconfig.debug | 15 +++++++++++
> mm/failslab.c | 2 -
> mm/page_alloc.c | 2 -
> mm/util.c | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++
> 7 files changed, 60 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> Index: linux-2.6/Documentation/fault-injection/fault-injection.txt
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/Documentation/fault-injection/fault-injection.txt 2018-04-16 21:08:34.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.6/Documentation/fault-injection/fault-injection.txt 2018-04-25 21:36:36.000000000 +0200
> @@ -15,6 +15,12 @@ o fail_page_alloc
>
> injects page allocation failures. (alloc_pages(), get_free_pages(), ...)
>
> +o kvmalloc_faillback

kvmalloc_fallback

> +
> + makes the function kvmalloc randonly fall back to vmalloc. This could be used

randomly

> + to detects bugs such as using DMA-API on the result of kvmalloc or freeing
> + the result of kvmalloc with free.
> +
> o fail_futex
>
> injects futex deadlock and uaddr fault errors.
> @@ -167,6 +173,7 @@ use the boot option:
>
> failslab=
> fail_page_alloc=
> + kvmalloc_faillback=

kvmalloc_fallback=

> fail_make_request=
> fail_futex=
> mmc_core.fail_request=<interval>,<probability>,<space>,<times>

> Index: linux-2.6/lib/Kconfig.debug
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/lib/Kconfig.debug 2018-04-25 15:56:16.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.6/lib/Kconfig.debug 2018-04-25 21:39:45.000000000 +0200
> @@ -1527,6 +1527,21 @@ config FAIL_PAGE_ALLOC
> help
> Provide fault-injection capability for alloc_pages().
>
> +config FAIL_KVMALLOC_FALLBACK_PROBABILITY
> + int "Default kvmalloc fallback probability"
> + depends on FAULT_INJECTION
> + range 0 100
> + default "0"
> + help
> + This option will make kvmalloc randomly fall back to vmalloc.
> + Normally, kvmalloc falls back to vmalloc only rarely, if memory
> + is fragmented.
> +
> + This option helps to detect hard-to-reproduce driver bugs, for
> + example using DMA API on the result of kvmalloc.
> +
> + The default may be overriden with the kvmalloc_faillback parameter.

overridden kvmalloc_fallback

> +
> config FAIL_MAKE_REQUEST
> bool "Fault-injection capability for disk IO"
> depends on FAULT_INJECTION && BLOCK

--
~Randy

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