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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] usercopy: Avoid soft lockups in test_check_nonzero_user()
On 2019-10-16, Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> On a machine with a 64K PAGE_SIZE, the nested for loops in
> test_check_nonzero_user() can lead to soft lockups, eg:
>
> watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#4 stuck for 22s! [modprobe:611]
> Modules linked in: test_user_copy(+) vmx_crypto gf128mul crc32c_vpmsum virtio_balloon ip_tables x_tables autofs4
> CPU: 4 PID: 611 Comm: modprobe Tainted: G L 5.4.0-rc1-gcc-8.2.0-00001-gf5a1a536fa14-dirty #1151
> ...
> NIP __might_sleep+0x20/0xc0
> LR __might_fault+0x40/0x60
> Call Trace:
> check_zeroed_user+0x12c/0x200
> test_user_copy_init+0x67c/0x1210 [test_user_copy]
> do_one_initcall+0x60/0x340
> do_init_module+0x7c/0x2f0
> load_module+0x2d94/0x30e0
> __do_sys_finit_module+0xc8/0x150
> system_call+0x5c/0x68
>
> Even with a 4K PAGE_SIZE the test takes multiple seconds. Instead
> tweak it to only scan a 1024 byte region, but make it cross the
> page boundary.
>
> Fixes: f5a1a536fa14 ("lib: introduce copy_struct_from_user() helper")
> Suggested-by: Aleksa Sarai <cyphar@cyphar.com>
> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>

Thanks Michael.

Reviewed-by: Aleksa Sarai <cyphar@cyphar.com>

> ---
> lib/test_user_copy.c | 22 +++++++++++++++++++---
> 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> v2: Rework calculation to just use PAGE_SIZE directly.
> Rebase onto Christian's tree.
>
> diff --git a/lib/test_user_copy.c b/lib/test_user_copy.c
> index ad2372727b1b..5ff04d8fe971 100644
> --- a/lib/test_user_copy.c
> +++ b/lib/test_user_copy.c
> @@ -47,9 +47,25 @@ static bool is_zeroed(void *from, size_t size)
> static int test_check_nonzero_user(char *kmem, char __user *umem, size_t size)
> {
> int ret = 0;
> - size_t start, end, i;
> - size_t zero_start = size / 4;
> - size_t zero_end = size - zero_start;
> + size_t start, end, i, zero_start, zero_end;
> +
> + if (test(size < 2 * PAGE_SIZE, "buffer too small"))
> + return -EINVAL;
> +
> + /*
> + * We want to cross a page boundary to exercise the code more
> + * effectively. We also don't want to make the size we scan too large,
> + * otherwise the test can take a long time and cause soft lockups. So
> + * scan a 1024 byte region across the page boundary.
> + */
> + size = 1024;
> + start = PAGE_SIZE - (size / 2);
> +
> + kmem += start;
> + umem += start;
> +
> + zero_start = size / 4;
> + zero_end = size - zero_start;
>
> /*
> * We conduct a series of check_nonzero_user() tests on a block of
> --
> 2.21.0
>


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Aleksa Sarai
Senior Software Engineer (Containers)
SUSE Linux GmbH
<https://www.cyphar.com/>
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