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Subject[tip: core/kprobes] x86/alternatives: Sync bp_patching update for avoiding NULL pointer exception
The following commit has been merged into the core/kprobes branch of tip:

Commit-ID: 285a54efe3861976af9d15e85ff8c91a78d1407b
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/285a54efe3861976af9d15e85ff8c91a78d1407b
Author: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
AuthorDate: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:56:52 +09:00
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
CommitterDate: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:44:25 +01:00

x86/alternatives: Sync bp_patching update for avoiding NULL pointer exception

ftracetest multiple_kprobes.tc testcase hits the following NULL pointer
exception:

BUG: kernel NULL pointer dereference, address: 0000000000000000
PGD 800000007bf60067 P4D 800000007bf60067 PUD 7bf5f067 PMD 0
Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT SMP PTI
RIP: 0010:poke_int3_handler+0x39/0x100
Call Trace:
<IRQ>
do_int3+0xd/0xf0
int3+0x42/0x50
RIP: 0010:sched_clock+0x6/0x10

poke_int3_handler+0x39 was alternatives:958:

static inline void *text_poke_addr(struct text_poke_loc *tp)
{
return _stext + tp->rel_addr; <------ Here is line #958
}

This seems to be caused by tp (bp_patching.vec) being NULL but
bp_patching.nr_entries != 0. There is a small chance for this
to happen, because we have no synchronization between the zeroing
of bp_patching.nr_entries and before clearing bp_patching.vec.

Steve suggested we could fix this by adding sync_core(), because int3
is done with interrupts disabled, and the on_each_cpu() requires
all CPUs to have had their interrupts enabled.

[ mingo: Edited the comments and the changelog. ]

Suggested-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Tested-by: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: bristot@redhat.com
Fixes: c0213b0ac03c ("x86/alternative: Batch of patch operations")
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/157483421229.25881.15314414408559963162.stgit@devnote2
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
---
arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c | 8 +++++++-
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c b/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
index 4552795..30e8673 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
@@ -1134,8 +1134,14 @@ static void text_poke_bp_batch(struct text_poke_loc *tp, unsigned int nr_entries
* sync_core() implies an smp_mb() and orders this store against
* the writing of the new instruction.
*/
- bp_patching.vec = NULL;
bp_patching.nr_entries = 0;
+ /*
+ * This sync_core () call ensures that all INT3 handlers in progress
+ * have finished. This allows poke_int3_handler() after this to
+ * avoid touching bp_paching.vec by checking nr_entries == 0.
+ */
+ text_poke_sync();
+ bp_patching.vec = NULL;
}

void text_poke_loc_init(struct text_poke_loc *tp, void *addr,
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