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[PATCH] futex: use fault_in to avoid infinite loop




It will cause softlockup(infinite loop) in kernel
space when we use SYS_set_robust_list in futex which
incoming a misaligned address from user space.

It can be triggered by the following demo

	// futex_align.c

	#include <stdio.h>
	#include <linux/futex.h>
	#include <syscall.h>
	#include <unistd.h>
	#include <stdlib.h>

	int main()
	{
		char *p = malloc(128);

		struct robust_list_head *ro1;
		struct robust_list *entry;
		struct robust_list *pending;

		int ret = 0;

		pid_t pid = getpid();

		printf("size = %d, p %p  pid [%d] \n",
			sizeof(struct robust_list_head), p, pid);

		ro1 = p;
		entry = p + 20;
		pending = p + 40;

		ro1->list.next = entry;
		ro1->list_op_pending = pending;

		entry->next = &(ro1->list);

		ro1->futex_offset = 41;

		*((int *)((char *)entry + 41)) = pid;

		printf(" entry + offert [%p] [%d] \n",
			(int *)((char *)entry + 41),
			*((int *)((char *)entry + 41)));
			ret = syscall(SYS_set_robust_list, ro1,
				sizeof(struct robust_list_head));
		printf("ret = [%d]\n", ret);

		return 0;
	}

It is because LDXER instructions requires the address
which is aligned under arm64 architecture. otherwise
it can trigger an exception, cmpxchg_futex_value_locked
return -EFAULT.

	int handle_futex_death(u32 __user *uaddr, struct task_struct *curr, int pi)
	{
	retry:
		//......

		/* return -EFAULT */
        	if (cmpxchg_futex_value_locked (& nval, uaddr, uval, mval)) {
			/* always return 0 */
			if (fault_in_user_writeable(uaddr))
				return -1;	/* never here */
		goto retry; /* then goto retry */

		//......
	}

So

	retry - => goto retry -=> retry -=> goto retry ...

Then dead loop here.

So use fault_in to avoid it, It will not enter the retry label
twice under this branch.

Signed-off-by: Cheng Jian <cj.chengjian@xxxxxxxxxx>
---
 kernel/futex.c | 9 +++++++--
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/futex.c b/kernel/futex.c
index 76ed592..bc0b14f 100644
--- a/kernel/futex.c
+++ b/kernel/futex.c
@@ -3327,6 +3327,7 @@ static int futex_wait_requeue_pi(u32 __user *uaddr, unsigned int flags,
 int handle_futex_death(u32 __user *uaddr, struct task_struct *curr, int pi)
 {
 	u32 uval, uninitialized_var(nval), mval;
+	int fault_in = false;
 
 retry:
 	if (get_user(uval, uaddr))
@@ -3351,11 +3352,15 @@ int handle_futex_death(u32 __user *uaddr, struct task_struct *curr, int pi)
 		 * access fails we try to fault in the futex with R/W
 		 * verification via get_user_pages. get_user() above
 		 * does not guarantee R/W access. If that fails we
-		 * give up and leave the futex locked.
+		 * give up and leave the futex locked. use fault_in
+		 * infinite loop when other exceptions
 		 */
 		if (cmpxchg_futex_value_locked(&nval, uaddr, uval, mval)) {
-			if (fault_in_user_writeable(uaddr))
+			if (unlikely(fault_in) ||
+				fault_in_user_writeable(uaddr)) {
 				return -1;
+			}
+			fault_in = true;
 			goto retry;
 		}
 		if (nval != uval)
-- 
1.8.3.1