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SubjectRe: KASAN: use-after-free Read in unregister_shrinker
On 06.06.2019 17:40, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 3:43 PM Kirill Tkhai <> wrote:
>> On 06.06.2019 16:13, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 10:47:43AM +0300, Kirill Tkhai wrote:
>>>> This may be connected with that shrinker unregistering is forgotten on error path.
>>> I was wondering about that too. Seems like it would be hard to hit
>>> reproduceably though: one of the later allocations would have to fail,
>>> then later you'd have to create another namespace and this time have a
>>> later module's init fail.
>> Yes, it's had to bump into this in real life.
>> AFAIU, syzbot triggers such the problem by using fault-injections
>> on allocation places should_failslab()->should_fail(). It's possible
>> to configure a specific slab, so the allocations will fail with
>> requested probability.
> No fault injection was involved in triggering of this bug.
> Fault injection is clearly visible in console log as "INJECTING
> FAILURE at this stack track" splats and also for bugs with repros it
> would be noted in the syzkaller repro as "fault_call": N. So somehow
> this bug was triggered as is.
> But overall syzkaller can do better then the old probabilistic
> injection. The probabilistic injection tend to both under-test what we
> want to test and also crash some system services. syzkaller uses the
> new "systematic fault injection" that allows to test specifically each
> failure site separately in each syscall separately.

Oho! Interesting.

> All kernel testing systems should use it. Also in couple with KASAN,
> KMEMLEAK, LOCKDEP. It's indispensable in finding kernel bugs.

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