On 6/26/20 9:50 AM, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> Hi Jann,
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 04:25:59PM +0200, Jann Horn wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 3:41 PM Greg KH <gre...@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 12:35:58PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> ...
>>>> Considering I'm running strace build tests to provoke this bug,
>>>> finding the failure in a commit talking about ptrace changes does look
>>>> very suspicious...!
>>>> Annoyingly, I can't reproduce this on my disparate other machines
>>>> here, suggesting it's maybe(?) timing related.
>> Does "hard lockup" mean that the HARDLOCKUP_DETECTOR infrastructure
>> prints a warning to dmesg? If so, can you share that warning?
> I mean the machine locks hard - X stops updating, the mouse/keyboard
> stop responding. No pings, etc. When I reboot, there's nothing in the
> logs.
>> If you don't have any way to see console output, and you don't have a
>> working serial console setup or such, you may want to try re-running
>> those tests while the kernel is booted with netconsole enabled to log
>> to a different machine over UDP (see
>> https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/networking/netconsole.txt).
> ACK, will try that now for you.
>> You may want to try setting the sysctl kernel.sysrq=1 , then when the
>> system has locked up, press ALT+PRINT+L (to generate stack traces for
>> all active CPUs from NMI context), and maybe also ALT+PRINT+T and
>> ALT+PRINT+W (to collect more information about active tasks).
> Nod.
>> (If you share stack traces from these things with us, it would be
>> helpful if you could run them through scripts/decode_stacktrace.pl
>>from the kernel tree first, to add line number information.)
> ACK.
>> Trying to isolate the problem:
>> __end_current_label_crit_section and end_current_label_crit_section
>> are aliases of each other (via #define), so that line change can't
>> have done anything.
>> That leaves two possibilities AFAICS:
>> - the might_sleep() call by itself is causing issues for one of the
>> remaining users of begin_current_label_crit_section() (because it
>> causes preemption to happen more often where it didn't happen on
>> PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY before, or because it's trying to print a warning
>> message with the runqueue lock held, or something like that)
>> - the lack of "if (aa_replace_current_label(label) == 0)
>> aa_put_label(label);" in __begin_current_label_crit_section() is
>> somehow causing issues
>> You could try to see whether just adding the might_sleep(), or just
>> replacing the begin_current_label_crit_section() call with
>> __begin_current_label_crit_section(), triggers the bug.
>> If you could recompile the kernel with CONFIG_DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP - if
>> that isn't already set in your kernel config -, that might help track
>> down the problem, unless it magically makes the problem stop
>> triggering (which I guess would be conceivable if this indeed is a
>> race).
> OK, will try that second...

I have not been able to reproduce but

So looking at linux-4.19.y it looks like
1f8266ff5884 apparmor: don't try to replace stale label in ptrace access check

was picked without
ca3fde5214e1 apparmor: don't try to replace stale label in ptraceme check

Both of them are marked as
Fixes: b2d09ae449ced ("apparmor: move ptrace checks to using labels")

so I would expect them to be picked together.

ptraceme is potentially updating the task's cred while the access check is

Try building after picking
ca3fde5214e1 apparmor: don't try to replace stale label in ptraceme check

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