On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 08:45:33PM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 12:12:18PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I see the following runtime failure when running a 'sh' image with qemu in
> > -next.
> > Bisect points to commit 6e050503a150 ("sh: fix copy_from_user()"). Bisect
> > log is
> > attached.
> Does reverting it recover the thing?
Yes, reverting 6e050503a150 fixes the problem.
I added a BUG() into the "if (unlikely())" below, but it doesn't catch,
and I still get the ip: OVERRUN errors. Which leaves me a bit puzzled.
> The change in question is
> if (__copy_size && __access_ok(__copy_from, __copy_size))
> - return __copy_user(to, from, __copy_size);
> + __copy_size = __copy_user(to, from, __copy_size);
> + if (unlikely(__copy_size))
> + memset(to + (n - __copy_size), 0, __copy_size);
> return __copy_size;
> so the only difference is zeroing the tail of destination; return value
> remains the same in all cases (what used to be return foo(); becomes
> __copy_size = foo(); /* operations not modifying __copy_size */
> return __copy_size;) and that memset is 100% legitimate -
> copy_from_user(to, from, n) returning m means that the last m bytes of
> [to .. to + n - 1] have not been copied into and must be zeroed.
> If it affects anything at all, we have a serious problem somewhere in the