Re: [PATCH v2 bpf-next] bpf: fix cgroup bpf release synchronization

From: Alexei Starovoitov
Date: Wed Jun 26 2019 - 16:05:15 EST

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 2:39 PM Roman Gushchin <guro@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Since commit 4bfc0bb2c60e ("bpf: decouple the lifetime of cgroup_bpf
> from cgroup itself"), cgroup_bpf release occurs asynchronously
> (from a worker context), and before the release of the cgroup itself.
> This introduced a previously non-existing race between the release
> and update paths. E.g. if a leaf's cgroup_bpf is released and a new
> bpf program is attached to the one of ancestor cgroups at the same
> time. The race may result in double-free and other memory corruptions.
> To fix the problem, let's protect the body of cgroup_bpf_release()
> with cgroup_mutex, as it was effectively previously, when all this
> code was called from the cgroup release path with cgroup mutex held.
> Also let's skip cgroups, which have no chances to invoke a bpf
> program, on the update path. If the cgroup bpf refcnt reached 0,
> it means that the cgroup is offline (no attached processes), and
> there are no associated sockets left. It means there is no point
> in updating effective progs array! And it can lead to a leak,
> if it happens after the release. So, let's skip such cgroups.
> Big thanks for Tejun Heo for discovering and debugging of this
> problem!
> Fixes: 4bfc0bb2c60e ("bpf: decouple the lifetime of cgroup_bpf from
> cgroup itself")
> Reported-by: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <guro@xxxxxx>

Applied. Thanks