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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] iscsi_tcp: Fix NULL pointer dereference in iscsi_sw_tcp_conn_get_param()
On 2022/3/3 23:03, Mike Christie wrote:
> On 3/3/22 8:56 PM, Wenchao Hao wrote:
>> kernel might crash in iscsi_sw_tcp_conn_get_param() because it dereference
>> an invalid address.
>> The initialization of iscsi_conn's dd_data is after device_register() of
>> struct iscsi_cls_conn, so iscsi_conn's dd_data might not initialized when
>> iscsi_sw_tcp_conn_get_param() is called.
> We are actually doing sysfs/device addition wrong.
> We should be doing the 2 step setup where in step 1 we alloc/init.
> When everything is allocated and initialized, then we should do
> device_add which exposes us to sysfs. On the teardown side, we are
> then supposed to do 2 steps where the remove function does device_del
> which waits until sysfs accesses are completed. We can then tear
> the structs down and free them and call device_put.

I reviewed the teardown flow of iscsi_cls_conn, it has already written
as what you saied.

> The exposure to NL would be similar where it goes into the wrapper
> around device_add. However, see my comments on the other patch where
> I don't think we can hit the bug you mention because every nl cmd
> that calls into the drivers is done under the rx_queue_mutex.
> I think we should separate the iscsi_create_conn function like we
> do for sessions. This is going to be a little more involved because
> you need to also convert iscsi_tcp_conn_setup and the drivers since
> we can call into the drivers for the get_conn_param callout.
> .

I hesitated about when should we call device_add(). I think there are
two places to call it.

The first one is in iscsi_conn_setup(), after some initialization of
conn, it keeps same with previous's implement and need not to change
drivers' code. What's more, the change can fix iscsi_tcp's NULL pointer
access. While this change can not make sure the LLDs related sources
are already initialized when iscsi_cls_conn is exposed to sysfs. It
means LLDs' callback are still responsible to check if the resources are

Another one is in create_conn callback for each driver's
iscsi_transport. This need us to change each driver's code.

I send 2 patches which make changes in iscsi_conn_setup(), it's ok with
iscsi_tcp, would you help to review them?

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