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SubjectRe: [PATCH] bpf: Replace BUG_ON when fp_old is NULL
On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 09:44:32AM -0600, Aditya Pakki wrote:
> If fp_old is NULL in bpf_prog_realloc, the program does an assertion
> and crashes. However, we can continue execution by returning NULL to
> the upper callers. The patch fixes this issue.
>
> Signed-off-by: Aditya Pakki <pakki001@umn.edu>
> ---
> kernel/bpf/core.c | 3 ++-
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/bpf/core.c b/kernel/bpf/core.c
> index 49e32acad7d8..4b46654fb26b 100644
> --- a/kernel/bpf/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/bpf/core.c
> @@ -222,7 +222,8 @@ struct bpf_prog *bpf_prog_realloc(struct bpf_prog *fp_old, unsigned int size,
> u32 pages, delta;
> int ret;
>
> - BUG_ON(fp_old == NULL);
> + if (!fp_old)
> + return NULL;

This change makes no sense to me. fp_old should be valid. That's the point of
BUG_ON. It can happen only during development. Can remove BUG_ON just as well
and let kernel page fault.

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