Re: [syzbot] BUG: unable to handle kernel access to user memory in schedule_tail
From: Dmitry Vyukov
Date: Thu Mar 18 2021 - 10:35:30 EST
On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 5:55 PM Ben Dooks <ben.dooks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 9:12 PM Ben Dooks <ben.dooks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> Still no luck for the moment, can't reproduce it locally, my test is
> >>> maybe not that good (I created threads all day long in order to trigger
> >>> the put_user of schedule_tail).
> >> It may of course depend on memory and other stuff. I did try to see if
> >> it was possible to clone() with the child_tid address being a valid but
> >> not mapped page...
> >>> Given that the path you mention works most of the time, and that the
> >>> status register in the stack trace shows the SUM bit is not set whereas
> >>> it is set in put_user, I'm leaning toward some race condition (maybe an
> >>> interrupt that arrives at the "wrong" time) or a qemu issue as you
> >>> mentioned.
> >> I suppose this is possible. From what I read it should get to the
> >> point of being there with the SUM flag cleared, so either something
> >> went wrong in trying to fix the instruction up or there's some other
> >> error we're missing.
> >>> To eliminate qemu issues, do you have access to some HW ? Or to
> >>> different qemu versions ?
> >> I do have access to a Microchip Polarfire board. I just need the
> >> instructions on how to setup the test-code to make it work on the
> >> hardware.
> > For full syzkaller support, it would need to know how to reboot these
> > boards and get access to the console.
> > syzkaller has a stop-gap VM backend which just uses ssh to a physical
> > machine and expects the kernel to reboot on its own after any crashes.
> > But I actually managed to reproduce it in an even simpler setup.
> > Assuming you have Go 1.15 and riscv64 cross-compiler gcc installed
> > $ go get -u -d github.com/google/syzkaller/...
> > $ cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/google/syzkaller
> > $ make stress executor TARGETARCH=riscv64
> > $ scp bin/linux_riscv64/syz-execprog bin/linux_riscv64/syz-executor
> > your_machine:/
> > Then run ./syz-stress on the machine.
> > On the first run it crashed it with some other bug, on the second run
> > I got the crash in schedule_tail.
> > With qemu tcg I also added -slowdown=10 flag to syz-stress to scale
> > all timeouts, if native execution is faster, then you don't need it.
> I have built the tools and got it to start.
> It would be helpful for the dashboard to give the qemu version and
> how it was launched (memory, cpus etc)
syzbot will show info about qemu version/args in "VM info" column then
this commit is deployed (should happen by tomorrow);