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Stephen Powell 04-21-2011 02:45 AM

Bug#622570: Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference at virtual kernel address (null)
 
On Tue, 19 Apr 2011 02:34:01 -0400 (EDT), Heiko Carstens wrote:
> Stephen Powell wrote:
>> I installed linux-image-2.6.38-2-s390x version 2.6.38-3 on my up-to-date Wheezy
>> system today. It runs in a virtual machine under z/VM 5.4.0 running in an LPAR
>> on an IBM z/890. It IPLed just fine. After the IPL, the system fell idle for a while.
>> Then a CRON job kicked off, which caused a page fault, which caused a kernel oops.
>> Here is the log:
>> ...
>
> Ok, I was able to reproduce it and could verify that my patch fixes the bug.
> Thanks for reporting! The patch below will go upstream:

Great! That's confirming evidence! Thanks Heiko, Jonathan, Jan, and all others
who contributed.

>
> Subject: [S390] pfault: fix token handling
>
> From: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
>
> f6649a7e "[S390] cleanup lowcore access from external interrupts" changed
> handling of external interrupts. Instead of letting the external interrupt
> handlers accessing the per cpu lowcore the entry code of the kernel reads
> already all fields that are necessary and passes them to the handlers.
> The pfault interrupt handler was incorrectly converted. It tries to
> dereference a value which used to be a pointer to a lowcore field. After
> the conversion however it is not anymore the pointer to the field but its
> content. So instead of a dereference only a cast is needed to get the
> task pointer that caused the pfault.
>
> Fixes a NULL pointer dereference and a subsequent kernel crash:
>
> Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference at virtual kernel address (null)
> Oops: 0004 [#1] SMP
> Modules linked in: nfsd exportfs nfs lockd fscache nfs_acl auth_rpcgss sunrpc
> loop qeth_l3 qeth vmur ccwgroup ext3 jbd mbcache dm_mod
> dasd_eckd_mod dasd_diag_mod dasd_mod
> CPU: 0 Not tainted 2.6.38-2-s390x #1
> Process cron (pid: 1106, task: 000000001f962f78, ksp: 000000001fa0f9d0)
> Krnl PSW : 0404200180000000 000000000002c03e (pfault_interrupt+0xa2/0x138)
> R:0 T:1 IO:0 EX:0 Key:0 M:1 W:0 P:0 AS:0 CC:2 PM:0 EA:3
> Krnl GPRS: 0000000000000000 0000000000000001 0000000000000000 0000000000000001
> 000000001f962f78 0000000000518968 0000000090000002 000000001ff03280
> 0000000000000000 000000000064f000 000000001f962f78 0000000000002603
> 0000000006002603 0000000000000000 000000001ff7fe68 000000001ff7fe48
> Krnl Code: 000000000002c036: 5820d010 l %r2,16(%r13)
> 000000000002c03a: 1832 lr %r3,%r2
> 000000000002c03c: 1a31 ar %r3,%r1
> >000000000002c03e: ba23d010 cs %r2,%r3,16(%r13)
> 000000000002c042: a744fffc brc 4,2c03a
> 000000000002c046: a7290002 lghi %r2,2
> 000000000002c04a: e320d0000024 stg %r2,0(%r13)
> 000000000002c050: 07f0 bcr 15,%r0
> Call Trace:
> ([<000000001f962f78>] 0x1f962f78)
> [<000000000001acda>] do_extint+0xf6/0x138
> [<000000000039b6ca>] ext_no_vtime+0x30/0x34
> [<000000007d706e04>] 0x7d706e04
> Last Breaking-Event-Address:
> [<0000000000000000>] 0x0
>
> For stable maintainers:
> the first kernel which contains this bug is 2.6.37.
>
> Reported-by: Stephen Powell <zlinuxman@wowway.com>
> Cc: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
> Cc: stable@kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
> ---
>
> arch/s390/mm/fault.c | 4 ++--
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/s390/mm/fault.c b/arch/s390/mm/fault.c
> index 9217e33..4cf85fe 100644
> --- a/arch/s390/mm/fault.c
> +++ b/arch/s390/mm/fault.c
> @@ -558,9 +558,9 @@ static void pfault_interrupt(unsigned int ext_int_code,
> * Get the token (= address of the task structure of the affected task).
> */
> #ifdef CONFIG_64BIT
> - tsk = *(struct task_struct **) param64;
> + tsk = (struct task_struct *) param64;
> #else
> - tsk = *(struct task_struct **) param32;
> + tsk = (struct task_struct *) param32;
> #endif
>
> if (subcode & 0x0080) {

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