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SubjectRe: [PATCH] erofs: move erofs out of staging
On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 09:34:02AM +0800, Chao Yu wrote:
> On 2019/8/20 23:56, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> > The reason why there needs to be at least some file system specific
> > code for fuzz testing is because for efficiency's sake, you don't want
> > to fuzz every single bit in the file system, but just the ones which
> > are most interesting (e.g., the metadata blocks). For file systems
> > which use checksum to protect against accidental corruption, the file
> > system fuzzer needs to also fix up the checksums (since you can be
> > sure malicious attackers will do this).
>
> Yup, IMO, if we really want such tool, it needs to:
> - move all generic fuzz codes (trigger random fuzzing in meta/data area) into
> that tool, and
> - make filesystem generic fs_meta/file_node lookup/inject/pack function as a
> callback, such as
> * .find_fs_sb
> * .inject_fs_sb
> * .pack_fs_sb

What about group descriptors? AG headers? The AGFLWTFBBQLOL?

> * .find_fs_bitmap
> * .inject_fs_bitmap

Probably want an find/inject for log blocks too.

Oh, wait, XFS doesn't log blocks like jbd2 does. :) :)

> * .find_fs_inode_bitmap
> * .inject_fs_inode_bitmap

XFS has an inode bitmap? ;)

(This is why there's no generic fuzz tool; every fs is different enough
that doing so would be sort of a mess.)

((Granted, you could also look at how xfstests uses the xfs_db fuzz
command so at least it would be systematic...))

> * .find_inode_by_num
> * .inject_inode
> * .pack_inode
> * .find_tree_node_by_level
> ...

What about the name/value btrees? (Ok, I'll stop now.)

--D

> then specific filesystem can fill the callback to tell how the tool can locate a
> field in inode or a metadata in tree node and then trigger the designed fuzz.
>
> It will be easier to rewrite whole generic fwk for each filesystem, because
> existed filesystem userspace tool should has included above callback's detail
> codes...
>
> > On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 10:24:11AM +0800, Chao Yu wrote:
> >> filesystem fill the tool's callback to seek a node/block and supported fields
> >> can be fuzzed in inode.
>
> >
> > What you *can* do is to make the file system specific portion of the
> > work as small as possible. Great work in this area is Professor Kim's
> > Janus[1][2] and Hydra[2] work. (Hydra is about to be published at SOSP 19,
> > and was partially funded from a Google Faculty Research Work.)
> >
> > [1] https://taesoo.kim/pubs/2019/xu:janus.pdf
> > [2] https://github.com/sslab-gatech/janus
> > [3] https://github.com/sslab-gatech/hydra
>
> Thanks for the information!
>
> It looks like janus and hydra alreay have generic compress/decompress function
> across different filesystems, it's really a good job, I do think it may be the
> one once it becomes more generic.
>
> Thanks
>
> >

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