Re: [PATCH cgroup/for-4.4] cgroup: fix race condition around termination check in css_task_iter_next()

From: Zefan Li
Date: Wed Oct 28 2015 - 21:54:15 EST

On 2015/10/27 16:45, Tejun Heo wrote:
css_task_iter_next() checked @it->cur_task before grabbing
css_set_lock and assumed that the result won't change afterwards;
however, tasks could leave the cgroup being iterated terminating the
iterator before css_task_lock is acquired. If this happens,
css_task_iter_next() tries to calculate the current task from NULL
cg_list pointer leading to the following oops.

BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at fffffffffffff7d0
IP: [<ffffffff810d5f22>] css_task_iter_next+0x42/0x80
CPU: 4 PID: 6391 Comm: JobQDisp2 Not tainted 4.0.9-22_fbk4_rc3_81616_ge8d9cb6 #1
Hardware name: Quanta Freedom/Winterfell, BIOS F03_3B08 03/04/2014
task: ffff880868e46400 ti: ffff88083404c000 task.ti: ffff88083404c000
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff810d5f22>] [<ffffffff810d5f22>] css_task_iter_next+0x42/0x80
RSP: 0018:ffff88083404fd28 EFLAGS: 00010246
RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff88083404fd68 RCX: ffff8804697fb8b0
RDX: fffffffffffff7c0 RSI: ffff8803b7dff800 RDI: ffffffff822c0278
RBP: ffff88083404fd38 R08: 0000000000017160 R09: ffff88046f4070c0
R10: ffffffff810d61f7 R11: 0000000000000293 R12: ffff880863bf8400
R13: ffff88046b87fd80 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: ffff88083404fe58
FS: 00007fa0567e2700(0000) GS:ffff88046f900000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
CR2: fffffffffffff7d0 CR3: 0000000469568000 CR4: 00000000001406e0
0000000000000246 0000000000000000 ffff88083404fde8 ffffffff810d6248
ffff88083404fd68 0000000000000000 ffff8803b7dff800 000001ef000001ee
0000000000000000 0000000000000000 ffff880863bf8568 0000000000000000
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff810d6248>] cgroup_pidlist_start+0x258/0x550
[<ffffffff810cf66d>] cgroup_seqfile_start+0x1d/0x20
[<ffffffff8121f8ef>] kernfs_seq_start+0x5f/0xa0
[<ffffffff811cab76>] seq_read+0x166/0x380
[<ffffffff812200fd>] kernfs_fop_read+0x11d/0x180
[<ffffffff811a7398>] __vfs_read+0x18/0x50
[<ffffffff811a745d>] vfs_read+0x8d/0x150
[<ffffffff811a756f>] SyS_read+0x4f/0xb0
[<ffffffff818d4772>] system_call_fastpath+0x12/0x17

Fix it by moving the termination condition check inside css_set_lock.
@it->cur_task is now cleared after being put and @it->task_pos is
tested for termination instead of @it->cset_pos as they indicate the
same condition and @it->task_pos is what's being dereferenced.

Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Calvin Owens <calvinowens@xxxxxx>
Fixes: ed27b9f7a17d ("cgroup: don't hold css_set_rwsem across css task iteration")

Acked-by: Zefan Li <lizefan@xxxxxxxxxx>

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