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SubjectRe: [v2] mm: access to uninitialized struct page
Hi Andrei,

Could you please provide me with scripts to reproduce this issue?

Thank you,
Pavel
On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 4:27 AM Andrei Vagin <avagin@virtuozzo.com> wrote:

> Hello,

> We have a robot which runs criu tests on linux-next kernels.

> All tests passed on 4.17.0-rc3-next-20180502.

> But the 4.17.0-rc3-next-20180504 kernel didn't boot.

> git bisect points on this patch.

> On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 04:26:19PM -0400, Pavel Tatashin wrote:
> > The following two bugs were reported by Fengguang Wu:
> >
> > kernel reboot-without-warning in early-boot stage, last printk:
> > early console in setup code
> >
> >
http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180418135300.inazvpxjxowogyge@wfg-t540p.sh.intel.com

> The problem looks similar with this one.

> [ 5.596975] devtmpfs: mounted
> [ 5.855754] Freeing unused kernel memory: 1704K
> [ 5.858162] Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 18432k
> [ 5.860772] Freeing unused kernel memory: 2012K
> [ 5.861838] Freeing unused kernel memory: 160K
> [ 5.862572] rodata_test: all tests were successful
> [ 5.866857] random: fast init done
> early console in setup code
> [ 0.000000] Linux version 4.17.0-rc3-00023-g7c4cc2d022a1
> (avagin@laptop) (gcc version 8.0.1 20180324 (Red Hat 8.0.1-0.20) (GCC))
> #13 SMP Fri May 4 01:10:51 PDT 2018
> [ 0.000000] Command line: root=/dev/vda2 ro debug
> console=ttyS0,115200 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 slub_debug=FZP raid=noautodetect
> selinux=0 earlyprintk=serial,ttyS0,115200
> [ 0.000000] x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x001: 'x87 floating
> point registers'
> [ 0.000000] x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x002: 'SSE registers'
> [ 0.000000] x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x004: 'AVX registers'
> [ 0.000000] x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x008: 'MPX bounds
> registers'

> $ git describe HEAD
> v4.17-rc3-23-g7c4cc2d022a1

> [avagin@laptop linux-next]$ git log --pretty=oneline | head -n 1
> 7c4cc2d022a1fd56eb2ee555533b8666bc780f1e mm: access to uninitialized
struct page


> >
> > And, also:
> > [per_cpu_ptr_to_phys] PANIC: early exception 0x0d
> > IP 10:ffffffffa892f15f error 0 cr2 0xffff88001fbff000
> >
> >
http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180419013128.iurzouiqxvcnpbvz@wfg-t540p.sh.intel.com
> >
> > Both of the problems are due to accessing uninitialized struct page from
> > trap_init(). We must first do mm_init() in order to initialize allocated
> > struct pages, and than we can access fields of any struct page that
belongs
> > to memory that's been allocated.
> >
> > Below is explanation of the root cause.
> >
> > The issue arises in this stack:
> >
> > start_kernel()
> > trap_init()
> > setup_cpu_entry_areas()
> > setup_cpu_entry_area(cpu)
> > get_cpu_gdt_paddr(cpu)
> > per_cpu_ptr_to_phys(addr)
> > pcpu_addr_to_page(addr)
> > virt_to_page(addr)
> > pfn_to_page(__pa(addr) >> PAGE_SHIFT)
> > The returned "struct page" is sometimes uninitialized, and thus
> > failing later when used. It turns out sometimes is because it depends
> > on KASLR.
> >
> > When boot is failing we have this when pfn_to_page() is called:
> > kasrl: 0x000000000d600000
> > addr: ffffffff83e0d000
> > pa: 1040d000
> > pfn: 1040d
> > page: ffff88001f113340
> > page->flags ffffffffffffffff <- Uninitialized!
> >
> > When boot is successful:
> > kaslr: 0x000000000a800000
> > addr: ffffffff83e0d000
> > pa: d60d000
> > pfn: d60d
> > page: ffff88001f05b340
> > page->flags 280000000000 <- Initialized!
> >
> > Here are physical addresses that BIOS provided to us:
> > e820: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
> > BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x000000000009fbff] usable
> > BIOS-e820: [mem 0x000000000009fc00-0x000000000009ffff] reserved
> > BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000000f0000-0x00000000000fffff] reserved
> > BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000100000-0x000000001ffdffff] usable
> > BIOS-e820: [mem 0x000000001ffe0000-0x000000001fffffff] reserved
> > BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000feffc000-0x00000000feffffff] reserved
> > BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fffc0000-0x00000000ffffffff] reserved
> >
> > In both cases, working and non-working the real physical address is
> > the same:
> >
> > pa - kasrl = 0x2E0D000
> >
> > The only thing that is different is PFN.
> >
> > We initialize struct pages in four places:
> >
> > 1. Early in boot a small set of struct pages is initialized to fill
> > the first section, and lower zones.
> > 2. During mm_init() we initialize "struct pages" for all the memory
> > that is allocated, i.e reserved in memblock.
> > 3. Using on-demand logic when pages are allocated after mm_init call
> > 4. After smp_init() when the rest free deferred pages are initialized.
> >
> > The above path happens before deferred memory is initialized, and thus
> > it must be covered either by 1, 2 or 3.
> >
> > So, lets check what PFNs are initialized after (1).
> >
> > memmap_init_zone() is called for pfn ranges:
> > 1 - 1000, and 1000 - 1ffe0, but it quits after reaching pfn 0x10000,
> > as it leaves the rest to be initialized as deferred pages.
> >
> > In the working scenario pfn ended up being below 1000, but in the
> > failing scenario it is above. Hence, we must initialize this page in
> > (2). But trap_init() is called before mm_init().
> >
> > The bug was introduced by "mm: initialize pages on demand during boot"
> > because we lowered amount of pages that is initialized in the step
> > (1). But, it still could happen, because the number of initialized
> > pages was a guessing.
> >
> > The current fix moves trap_init() to be called after mm_init, but as
> > alternative, we could increase pgdat->static_init_pgcnt:
> > In free_area_init_node we can increase:
> > pgdat->static_init_pgcnt = min_t(unsigned long,
PAGES_PER_SECTION,
> > pgdat->node_spanned_pages);
> > Instead of one PAGES_PER_SECTION, set several, so the text is
> > covered for all KASLR offsets. But, this would still be guessing.
> > Therefore, I prefer the current fix.
> >
> > Fixes: c9e97a1997fb ("mm: initialize pages on demand during boot")
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@oracle.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> > ---
> > init/main.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
> > index b795aa341a3a..870f75581cea 100644
> > --- a/init/main.c
> > +++ b/init/main.c
> > @@ -585,8 +585,8 @@ asmlinkage __visible void __init start_kernel(void)
> > setup_log_buf(0);
> > vfs_caches_init_early();
> > sort_main_extable();
> > - trap_init();
> > mm_init();
> > + trap_init();
> >
> > ftrace_init();
> >

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