(reposting in plain text, sorry for the previous HTML email, I should
have not posted from the Phone)
On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 5:48 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 11:02:01AM -0800, Joel Fernandes wrote:
>> ashmem_mutex create a chain of dependencies like so:
>> mmap syscall ->
>> mmap_sem -> (acquired)
>> ashmem_mutex (try to acquire)
>> llseek syscall ->
>> ashmem_llseek ->
>> ashmem_mutex -> (acquired)
>> inode_lock ->
>> inode->i_rwsem (try to acquire)
>> getdents ->
>> iterate_dir ->
>> inode_lock ->
>> inode->i_rwsem (acquired)
>> copy_to_user ->
>> mmap_sem (try to acquire)
>> There is a lock ordering created between mmap_sem and inode->i_rwsem
>> causing a lockdep splat  during a syzcaller test, this patch fixes
>> the issue by unlocking the mutex earlier. Functionally that's Ok since
>> we don't need to protect vfs_llseek.
>>  https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10185031/
>>  https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/1/10/48
>> Cc: Todd Kjos <tk...@google.com>
>> Cc: Arve Hjonnevag <a...@android.com>
>> Cc: Greg Hackmann <ghackm...@google.com>
>> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gre...@linuxfoundation.org>
>> Cc: sta...@vger.kernel.org
>> Reported-by: syzbot+8ec30bb7bf1a981a2...@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
>> Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes <joe...@google.com>
>> Changes since first version:
>> Don't relock after vfs call since its not needed. Only reason we lock is
>> to protect races with asma->file.
> I'd like some acks from others before I take this patch.
GregH, Todd, could you provide Acks?
> Joel, did the original reporter say this patch solved their issue or
> not? For some reason I didn't think it worked properly...
That's a different but similar issue:
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10202127/. That was related to
RECLAIM_FS lockdep recursion. That was posted as an RFC unlike this
one, and its still being investigated since Miles reported that the
lockdep inode annotation doesn't fix the issue.
This one on the other hand has a straightforward fix, and was verified
by the syzbot.
I can see why its easy to confuse the two issues.