[PATCH 4.4 28/79] panic: ensure preemption is disabled during panic()

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Oct 16 2019 - 17:53:12 EST

From: Will Deacon <will@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 20bb759a66be52cf4a9ddd17fddaf509e11490cd upstream.

Calling 'panic()' on a kernel with CONFIG_PREEMPT=y can leave the
calling CPU in an infinite loop, but with interrupts and preemption
enabled. From this state, userspace can continue to be scheduled,
despite the system being "dead" as far as the kernel is concerned.

This is easily reproducible on arm64 when booting with "nosmp" on the
command line; a couple of shell scripts print out a periodic "Ping"
message whilst another triggers a crash by writing to

| sysrq: Trigger a crash
| Kernel panic - not syncing: sysrq triggered crash
| CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: init Not tainted 5.2.15 #1
| Hardware name: linux,dummy-virt (DT)
| Call trace:
| dump_backtrace+0x0/0x148
| show_stack+0x14/0x20
| dump_stack+0xa0/0xc4
| panic+0x140/0x32c
| sysrq_handle_reboot+0x0/0x20
| __handle_sysrq+0x124/0x190
| write_sysrq_trigger+0x64/0x88
| proc_reg_write+0x60/0xa8
| __vfs_write+0x18/0x40
| vfs_write+0xa4/0x1b8
| ksys_write+0x64/0xf0
| __arm64_sys_write+0x14/0x20
| el0_svc_common.constprop.0+0xb0/0x168
| el0_svc_handler+0x28/0x78
| el0_svc+0x8/0xc
| Kernel Offset: disabled
| CPU features: 0x0002,24002004
| Memory Limit: none
| ---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: sysrq triggered crash ]---
| Ping 2!
| Ping 1!
| Ping 1!
| Ping 2!

The issue can also be triggered on x86 kernels if CONFIG_SMP=n,
otherwise local interrupts are disabled in 'smp_send_stop()'.

Disable preemption in 'panic()' before re-enabling interrupts.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20191002123538.22609-1-will@xxxxxxxxxx
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/BX1W47JXPMR8.58IYW53H6M5N@dragonstone
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Xogium <contact@xxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Russell King <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Petr Mladek <pmladek@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: Feng Tang <feng.tang@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

kernel/panic.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/kernel/panic.c
+++ b/kernel/panic.c
@@ -84,6 +84,7 @@ void panic(const char *fmt, ...)
* after the panic_lock is acquired) from invoking panic again.
+ preempt_disable_notrace();

* It's possible to come here directly from a panic-assertion and