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SubjectRe: Bug at kernel/cred.c +443
On 2019-09-09 15:47, rishabhb@codeaurora.org wrote:
> Hi Miklos
>
> In 4.19 kernel when we write to a file that doesn't exist we see the
> following stack:
> [ 377.382745] ovl_create_or_link+0xac/0x710
> [ 377.382745] ovl_create_object+0xb8/0x110
> [ 377.382745] ovl_create+0x34/0x40
> [ 377.382745] path_openat+0xd44/0x15a8
> [ 377.382745] do_filp_open+0x80/0x128
> [ 377.382745] do_sys_open+0x140/0x250
> [ 377.382745] __arm64_sys_openat+0x2c/0x38
>
> If the override_cred flag = off, the ovl_override_cred and
> ovl_revert_cred just returns NULL.
> But there is another override_cred in between these two functions;
> put_cred(override_creds(override_cred));
> put_cred(override_cred);
>
> This will override the credentials permanently as there is no
> corresponding revert_cred associated.
> So whenever we do commit_creds for this task, we see a BUG_ON at
> kernel/cred.c +443.
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/kernel/cred.c#n443
>
> Should this override_cred be changed to ovl_override_cred to maintain
> consistency and avoid this
> BUG_ON?
>
>
> Thanks,
> Rishabh

Corrected line number in the subject.

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