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SubjectRe: WARNING in __mutex_unlock_slowpath
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On 2018/05/08 2:19, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> ------------[ cut here ]------------
>> DEBUG_LOCKS_WARN_ON(__owner_task(owner) != current)
>> WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 4525 at kernel/locking/mutex.c:1032
>> __mutex_unlock_slowpath+0x62e/0x8a0 kernel/locking/mutex.c:1032
>> Kernel panic - not syncing: panic_on_warn set ...
>
> This doesn't make much sense, unless it's a "generic" memory corruption,
> but at least the reproducer seems to be simple, just (in pseudocode)
>
> ioctl(kvm_vm_fd, KVM_HYPERV_EVENTFD,
> { fd = some_eventfd, conn_id = 0, flags = 0 })
> ioctl(kvm_vm_fd, KVM_HYPERV_EVENTFD,
> { fd = -1, conn_id = 5, flags = KVM_HYPERV_EVENTFD_DEASSIGN })
>

This makes much sense if this is use-after-free memory access which was
manifested differently due to reallocated after released.

mutex_lock(&hv->hv_lock);
eventfd = idr_remove(&hv->conn_to_evt, conn_id); // <= Memory block containing hv->hv_lock was released by other thread and reallocated by other thread.
mutex_unlock(&hv->hv_lock); // <= Hence, __owner_task(owner) != current at this point.

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