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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.2 039/249] signal/cifs: Fix cifs_put_tcp_session to call send_sig instead of force_sig
I did some additional testing and it looks like the "allow_signal"
change may be safe enough

# git diff -a
diff --git a/fs/cifs/connect.c b/fs/cifs/connect.c
index a4830ced0f98..a15a6e738eb5 100644
--- a/fs/cifs/connect.c
+++ b/fs/cifs/connect.c
@@ -1113,6 +1113,7 @@ cifs_demultiplex_thread(void *p)
mempool_resize(cifs_req_poolp, length + cifs_min_rcv);

set_freezable();
+ allow_signal(SIGKILL);
while (server->tcpStatus != CifsExiting) {
if (try_to_freeze())
continue;
See below:
root@smf-Thinkpad-P51:~/cifs-2.6/fs/cifs# insmod ./cifs.ko
root@smf-Thinkpad-P51:~/cifs-2.6/fs/cifs# mount -t cifs
//localhost/scratch /mnt -o username=sfrench
Password for sfrench@//localhost/scratch: ************
root@smf-Thinkpad-P51:~/cifs-2.6/fs/cifs# ps -A | grep cifsd
5176 ? 00:00:00 cifsd
root@smf-Thinkpad-P51:~/cifs-2.6/fs/cifs# kill -9 5176
root@smf-Thinkpad-P51:~/cifs-2.6/fs/cifs# ls /mnt
0444 dir0750 dir0754 newfile
root@smf-Thinkpad-P51:~/cifs-2.6/fs/cifs# umount /mnt
root@smf-Thinkpad-P51:~/cifs-2.6/fs/cifs# ps -A | grep cifsd
root@smf-Thinkpad-P51:~/cifs-2.6/fs/cifs# rmmod cifs
On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 9:19 PM Steve French <smfrench@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Pavel noticed I missed a line from the attempt to do a similar patch
> to Eric's suggestion
> (it still didn't work though - although "allow_signal" does albeit is
> possibly dangerous as user space can kill cifsd)
>
> # git diff -a
> diff --git a/fs/cifs/connect.c b/fs/cifs/connect.c
> index a4830ced0f98..8758dff18c15 100644
> --- a/fs/cifs/connect.c
> +++ b/fs/cifs/connect.c
> @@ -1104,6 +1104,7 @@ cifs_demultiplex_thread(void *p)
> struct task_struct *task_to_wake = NULL;
> struct mid_q_entry *mids[MAX_COMPOUND];
> char *bufs[MAX_COMPOUND];
> + sigset_t mask, oldmask;
>
> current->flags |= PF_MEMALLOC;
> cifs_dbg(FYI, "Demultiplex PID: %d\n", task_pid_nr(current));
> @@ -1113,6 +1114,9 @@ cifs_demultiplex_thread(void *p)
> mempool_resize(cifs_req_poolp, length + cifs_min_rcv);
>
> set_freezable();
> + sigfillset(&mask);
> + sigdelset(&mask, SIGKILL);
> + sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, &mask, &oldmask);
> while (server->tcpStatus != CifsExiting) {
> if (try_to_freeze())
> continue;
>
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 9:02 PM Steve French <smfrench@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 8:32 PM Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Steve French <smfrench@gmail.com> writes:
> > >
> > > > Very easy to see what caused the regression with this global change:
> > > >
> > > > mount (which launches "cifsd" thread to read the socket)
> > > > umount (which kills the "cifsd" thread)
> > > > rmmod (rmmod now fails since "cifsd" thread is still active)
> > > >
> > > > mount launches a thread to read from the socket ("cifsd")
> > > > umount is supposed to kill that thread (but with the patch
> > > > "signal/cifs: Fix cifs_put_tcp_session to call send_sig instead of
> > > > force_sig" that no longer works). So the regression is that after
> > > > unmount you still see the "cifsd" thread, and the reason that cifsd
> > > > thread is still around is that that patch no longer force kills the
> > > > process (see line 2652 of fs/cifs/connect.c) which regresses module
> > > > removal.
> > > >
> > > > - force_sig(SIGKILL, task);
> > > > + send_sig(SIGKILL, task, 1);
> > > >
> > > > The comment in the changeset indicates "The signal SIGKILL can not be
> > > > ignored" but obviously it can be ignored - at least on 5.3-rc1 it is
> > > > being ignored.
> > > >
> > > > If send_sig(SIGKILL ...) doesn't work and if force_sig(SIGKILL, task)
> > > > is removed and no longer possible - how do we kill a helper process
> > > > ...
> > >
> > > I think I see what is happening. It looks like as well as misuinsg
> > > force_sig, cifs is also violating the invariant that keeps SIGKILL out
> > > of the blocked signal set.
> > >
> > > For that force_sig will act differently. I did not consider it because
> > > that is never supposed to happen.
> > >
> > > Can someone test this code below and confirm the issue goes away?
> > >
> > > diff --git a/fs/cifs/transport.c b/fs/cifs/transport.c
> > > index 5d6d44bfe10a..2a782ebc7b65 100644
> > > --- a/fs/cifs/transport.c
> > > +++ b/fs/cifs/transport.c
> > > @@ -347,6 +347,7 @@ __smb_send_rqst(struct TCP_Server_Info *server, int num_rqst,
> > > */
> > >
> > > sigfillset(&mask);
> > > + sigdelset(&mask, SIGKILL);
> > > sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, &mask, &oldmask);
> > >
> > > /* Generate a rfc1002 marker for SMB2+ */
> > >
> > >
> > > Eric
> >
> > I just tried your suggestion and it didn't work. I also tried doing
> > a similar thing on the thread we are trying to kills ("cifsd" - ie
> > which is blocked in the function cifs_demultiplex_thread waiting to
> > read from the socket)
> > # git diff -a
> > diff --git a/fs/cifs/connect.c b/fs/cifs/connect.c
> > index a4830ced0f98..b73062520a17 100644
> > --- a/fs/cifs/connect.c
> > +++ b/fs/cifs/connect.c
> > @@ -1104,6 +1104,7 @@ cifs_demultiplex_thread(void *p)
> > struct task_struct *task_to_wake = NULL;
> > struct mid_q_entry *mids[MAX_COMPOUND];
> > char *bufs[MAX_COMPOUND];
> > + sigset_t mask;
> >
> > current->flags |= PF_MEMALLOC;
> > cifs_dbg(FYI, "Demultiplex PID: %d\n", task_pid_nr(current));
> > @@ -1113,6 +1114,8 @@ cifs_demultiplex_thread(void *p)
> > mempool_resize(cifs_req_poolp, length + cifs_min_rcv);
> >
> > set_freezable();
> > + sigfillset(&mask);
> > + sigdelset(&mask, SIGKILL);
> > while (server->tcpStatus != CifsExiting) {
> > if (try_to_freeze())
> > continue;
> >
> >
> > That also didn't work. The only thing I have been able to find
> > which worked was:
> >
> > diff --git a/fs/cifs/connect.c b/fs/cifs/connect.c
> > index a4830ced0f98..e74f04163fc9 100644
> > --- a/fs/cifs/connect.c
> > +++ b/fs/cifs/connect.c
> > @@ -1113,6 +1113,7 @@ cifs_demultiplex_thread(void *p)
> > mempool_resize(cifs_req_poolp, length + cifs_min_rcv);
> >
> > set_freezable();
> > + allow_signal(SIGKILL);
> > while (server->tcpStatus != CifsExiting) {
> > if (try_to_freeze())
> > continue;
> >
> >
> > That fixes the problem ... but ... as Ronnie and others have noted it
> > would allow a userspace process to make the mount unusable (all you
> > would have to do would be to do a kill -9 of the "cifsd" process from
> > some userspace process like bash and the mount would be unusable - so
> > this sounds dangerous.
> >
> > Is there an alternative that, in the process doing the unmount in
> > kernel, would allow us to do the equivalent of:
> > "allow_signal(SIGKILL, <the id of the cifsd process>"
> > In otherwords, to minimize the risk of some userspace process killing
> > cifsd, could we delay enabling allow_signal(SIGKILL) till the unmount
> > begins by doing it for a different process (have the unmount process
> > enable signals for the cifsd process). Otherwise is there a way to
> > force kill a process from the kernel as we used to do - without
> > running the risk of a user space process killing cifsd (which is bad).
> >
> > --
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Steve
>
>
>
> --
> Thanks,
>
> Steve



--
Thanks,

Steve

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