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SubjectRe: general protection fault in qdisc_put
On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 11:08 PM syzbot
<> wrote:
> The bug was bisected to:
> commit e41d58185f1444368873d4d7422f7664a68be61d
> Author: Dmitry Vyukov <>
> Date: Wed Jul 12 21:34:35 2017 +0000
> fault-inject: support systematic fault injection

That commit does seem a bit questionable, but not the cause of this
problem (just the trigger).

I think the questionable part is that the new code doesn't honor the
task filtering, and will fail even for protected tasks. Dmitry?

> kasan: GPF could be caused by NULL-ptr deref or user memory access
> general protection fault: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT SMP KASAN
> CPU: 1 PID: 9699 Comm: syz-executor169 Not tainted 5.3.0-rc7+ #0
> Hardware name: Google Google Compute Engine/Google Compute Engine, BIOS
> Google 01/01/2011
> RIP: 0010:qdisc_put+0x25/0x90 net/sched/sch_generic.c:983

Yes, looks like 'qdisc' is NULL.

This is the


in sfb_destroy(), called from qdisc_create().

I think what is happening is this (in qdisc_create()):

if (ops->init) {
err = ops->init(sch, tca[TCA_OPTIONS], extack);
if (err != 0)
goto err_out5;
/* ops->init() failed, we call ->destroy() like qdisc_create_dflt() */
if (ops->destroy)

and "ops->init" is sfb_init(), which will not initialize q->qdisc if
tcf_block_get() fails.

I see two solutions:

(a) move the

q->qdisc = &noop_qdisc;

up earlier in sfb_init(), so that qdisc is always initialized
after sfb_init(), even on failure.

(b) just make qdisc_put(NULL) just silently work as a no-op.

(c) change all the semantics to not call ->destroy if ->init failed.

Honestly, (a) seems very fragile - do all the other init routines do
this? And (c) sounds like a big change, and very fragile too.

So I'd suggest that qdisc_put() be made to just ignore a NULL pointer
(and maybe an error pointer too?).

But I'll leave it to the maintainers to sort out the proper fix.
Maybe people prefer (a)?


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