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From: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
To: butt3rflyh4ck <butterflyhuangxx@gmail.com>,
	"Woodhouse, David" <dwmw@amazon.co.uk>
Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: There is a null-ptr-deref bug in kvm_dirty_ring_get in virt/kvm/dirty_ring.c
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 22:08:25 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9eb83cdd-9314-0d1f-0d4b-0cf4432e1e84@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAFcO6XOmoS7EacN_n6v4Txk7xL7iqRa2gABg3F7E3Naf5uG94g@mail.gmail.com>

On 18/10/21 19:14, butt3rflyh4ck wrote:
> {
> struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu = kvm_get_running_vcpu();  //-------> invoke
> kvm_get_running_vcpu() to get a vcpu.
> 
> WARN_ON_ONCE(vcpu->kvm != kvm); [1]
> 
> return &vcpu->dirty_ring;
> }
> ```
> but we had not called KVM_CREATE_VCPU ioctl to create a kvm_vcpu so
> vcpu is NULL.

It's not just because there was no call to KVM_CREATE_VCPU; in general 
kvm->dirty_ring_size only works if all writes are associated to a 
specific vCPU, which is not the case for the one of 
kvm_xen_shared_info_init.

David, what do you think?  Making dirty-page ring buffer incompatible 
with Xen is ugly and I'd rather avoid it; taking the mutex for vcpu 0 is 
not an option because, as the reporter said, you might not have even 
created a vCPU yet when you call KVM_XEN_HVM_SET_ATTR.  The remaining 
option would be just "do not mark the page as dirty if the ring buffer 
is active".  This is feasible because userspace itself has passed the 
shared info gfn; but again, it's ugly...

Paolo


  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-21 20:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-18 17:14 butt3rflyh4ck
2021-10-21 20:08 ` Paolo Bonzini [this message]
2021-10-28  7:42   ` butt3rflyh4ck
2021-11-08  5:11   ` butt3rflyh4ck
2021-11-16 15:41   ` butt3rflyh4ck
2021-11-16 16:22   ` [EXTERNAL] " David Woodhouse
2021-11-16 17:07     ` David Woodhouse
2021-11-17  9:46   ` Woodhouse, David
2021-11-17 16:49     ` Paolo Bonzini
2021-11-17 18:10       ` Woodhouse, David
2021-11-20 10:16   ` KVM: Warn if mark_page_dirty() is called without an active vCPU David Woodhouse
2021-11-22 17:01     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-11-22 17:52       ` David Woodhouse
2021-11-22 18:49         ` Sean Christopherson
2022-01-13 12:06     ` Christian Borntraeger
2022-01-13 12:14       ` Paolo Bonzini
2022-01-13 12:29         ` [PATCH] KVM: avoid warning on s390 in mark_page_dirty Christian Borntraeger
2022-01-13 12:31           ` David Woodhouse
2022-01-18  8:37           ` Christian Borntraeger
2022-01-18  8:44             ` Paolo Bonzini
2022-01-18  8:53               ` Christian Borntraeger
2022-01-18 11:44                 ` Paolo Bonzini
2022-01-13 12:30         ` KVM: Warn if mark_page_dirty() is called without an active vCPU David Woodhouse
2022-01-13 12:51           ` Christian Borntraeger
2022-01-13 13:22             ` David Woodhouse
2022-01-13 15:09               ` Christian Borntraeger
2022-01-13 14:36           ` Paolo Bonzini

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