Re: [PATCH] context_tracking: Restore previous state in schedule_user
From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Wed Dec 03 2014 - 19:39:14 EST
On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 4:30 PM, Dave Jones <davej@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 04:04:31PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 03:18:41PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> > >> It appears that some SCHEDULE_USER (asm for schedule_user) callers
> > >> in arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S are called from RCU kernel context,
> > >> and schedule_user will return in RCU user context. This causes RCU
> > >> warnings and possible failures.
> > >>
> > >> This is intended to be a minimal fix suitable for 3.18.
> > >>
> > >> Reported-by: Dave Jones <davej@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > >> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > >> Cc: FrÃdÃric Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
> > >> Cc: Paul McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >> Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >
> > > Ah, we sent it about at the same time :-)
> > >
> > > Might be too late for 3.18 though because it's not a regression.
> Wait, so how come that trace didn't start showing up until recently ?
Looking at the code, it's because int_careful has the same bug, but
* We may come here right after calling schedule_user()
* or do_notify_resume(), in which case we can be in RCU
* user mode.
which means that this issue was anticipated when that comment was written.
Prior to the 3.18 seccomp changes and the _TIF_WORK typo fix, it would
have been difficult to hit sysret_audit when context tracking was on
(you could do it once on the way out from a syscall that enabled
context tracking). So this is 3.18 regression.
The sysret_audit code is still totally screwed up AFAICT. At the very
least, the whole mess rather strongly suggests that, if both context
tracking and audit are on, then __audit_syscall_exit is called *twice*
on each syscall. __audit_syscall_exit seems to be idempotent, so
maybe no one has noticed that little glitch.
I'll ask the x86 people to include my sysret_audit removal for 3.19,
since I think that this schedule_user change is a better last-minute
fix than removing a whole chunk of asm.
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