On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 09:43:02PM +0200, Christian Lamparter wrote:
> Ben Greear reported:
> > I see lots of instability as soon as I load up the carl9710 NIC.
> > My application is going to be poking at it's debugfs files...
> >
> > BUG: KASAN: slab-out-of-bounds in carl9170_debugfs_read+0xd5/0x2a0
> > [carl9170] at addr ffff8801bc1208b0
> > Read of size 8 by task btserver/5888
> > =======================================================================
> > BUG kmalloc-256 (Tainted: G        W      ): kasan: bad access detected
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > INFO: Allocated in seq_open+0x50/0x100 age=2690 cpu=2 pid=772
> >...
> 
> This breakage was caused by the introduction of intermediate
> fops in debugfs by commit 9fd4dcece43a
> ("debugfs: prevent access to possibly dead file_operations at file open")
> 
> Thankfully, the original/real fops are still available in d_fsdata.
> 
> Reported-by: Ben Greear <gree...@candelatech.com>
> Reviewed-by: Nicolai Stange <nicsta...@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Christian Lamparter <chunk...@gmail.com>
> Acked-by: Kalle Valo <kv...@codeaurora.org>
> Cc: stable <sta...@vger.kernel.org> # 4.7+
> ---
>  drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/debug.c | 4 ++--
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/debug.c 
> b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/debug.c
> index 01a0919..ad7ffd5 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/debug.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/debug.c
> @@ -75,7 +75,7 @@ static ssize_t carl9170_debugfs_read(struct file *file, 
> char __user *userbuf,
>  
>       if (!ar)
>               return -ENODEV;
> -     dfops = container_of(file->f_path.dentry->d_fsdata,
> +     dfops = container_of(debugfs_real_fops(file),
>                            struct carl9170_debugfs_fops, fops);
>  
>       if (!dfops->read)
> @@ -128,7 +128,7 @@ static ssize_t carl9170_debugfs_write(struct file *file,
>  
>       if (!ar)
>               return -ENODEV;
> -     dfops = container_of(file->f_path.dentry->d_fsdata,
> +     dfops = container_of(debugfs_real_fops(file),
>                            struct carl9170_debugfs_fops, fops);
>       if (!dfops->write)
>               return -ENOSYS;

What tree is this against?  I can't apply it to 4.8-rc5, or 4.8-rc7, are
you sure it is still needed?

thanks,

greg k-h

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