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From: "Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)" <>
Subject: [PATCH] trace-cmd: Fix segmentation fault in tracecmd_read_at() in specific use case
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:33:53 +0300
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There is a segmentation fault in update_page_info() when the requested page
is not loaded, handle->cpu_data[cpu].page is NULL. The problematic flow starts
from tracecmd_read_at() API, when reading offset in the first page (less than 4K),
and this page is still not loaded yet. The problem can be observed randomly -
there is a sporadic KernelShark crash when loading a file, browsing and
zooming events.
Signed-off-by: Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware) <>
 lib/trace-cmd/trace-input.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lib/trace-cmd/trace-input.c b/lib/trace-cmd/trace-input.c
index 6102eb3..da77418 100644
--- a/lib/trace-cmd/trace-input.c
+++ b/lib/trace-cmd/trace-input.c
@@ -1278,7 +1278,8 @@ tracecmd_read_at(struct tracecmd_input *handle, unsigned long long offset,
 	/* check to see if we have this page already */
 	for (cpu = 0; cpu < handle->cpus; cpu++) {
 		if (handle->cpu_data[cpu].offset == page_offset &&
-		    handle->cpu_data[cpu].file_size)
+		    handle->cpu_data[cpu].file_size &&
+		    handle->cpu_data[cpu].page)

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2019-10-11 11:33 Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware) [this message]
2019-10-14 14:07 ` Steven Rostedt

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