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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>, Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Jason Baron <jbaron@akamai.com>,
	kgraul@linux.ibm.com, ktkhai@virtuozzo.com,
	kyeongdon.kim@lge.com,
	Linux List Kernel Mailing <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	pabeni@redhat.com, syzkaller-bugs@googlegroups.com,
	xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com, Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] aio: prevent the final fput() in the middle of vfs_poll() (Re: KASAN: use-after-free Read in unix_dgram_poll)
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2019 12:13:33 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHk-=wheffK1OpNbBOfpLEvXXGmEu5+K9k5k-h44xw1KBo69Fg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wiQ2YNB+2FT+jbdcC6qfYqvS2kLLAZbmPE_7sLfUPwFJg@mail.gmail.com>

On Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 11:44 AM Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> But doesn't it look nice to see
>
>  2 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 50 deletions(-)
>
> with actual code reduction, and a fundamental simplification in
> handling of the file pointer?

A coupl,e of the changes are "useless", and do the same thing as not
having them at all:

-               struct inode *inode = file_inode(kiocb->ki_filp);
+               struct inode *inode = file_inode(iocb->ki_filp);

-               file_end_write(kiocb->ki_filp);
+               file_end_write(iocb->ki_filp);

because the "ki_filp" ends up existing in both kiocb and iocb. At one
point of editing that file I decided to try to just remove it from the
sub-structs entirely and only keep it in the top-level structure, but
it needs to be inside the 'struct kiocb' anyway for all the other
users outside of fs/aio.c.

Anyway, I don't think the patch is wrong (although I haven't actually
_tested_ it) but I wanted to point out that those two one-liner
changes are just "noise" that doesn't matter for the working of the
patch.

In the above, we have 'kiocb' being the embedded 'struct kiocb', and
'iocb' is the 'struct aio_kiocb' that contains it. 'ki_filp' is the
exact same field in both cases.

                 Linus

               Linus

  reply	other threads:[~2019-03-03 20:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 53+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-03 10:22 KASAN: use-after-free Read in unix_dgram_poll syzbot
2019-03-03 13:55 ` Al Viro
2019-03-03 15:18   ` [PATCH] aio: prevent the final fput() in the middle of vfs_poll() (Re: KASAN: use-after-free Read in unix_dgram_poll) Al Viro
2019-03-03 18:37     ` Eric Dumazet
2019-03-03 19:44     ` Linus Torvalds
2019-03-03 20:13       ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2019-03-03 20:30       ` Al Viro
2019-03-03 22:23         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-03-04  2:36           ` Al Viro
2019-03-04 21:22             ` Linus Torvalds
2019-03-07  0:03               ` [PATCH 1/8] aio: make sure file is pinned Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 2/8] aio_poll_wake(): don't set ->woken if we ignore the wakeup Al Viro
2019-03-07  2:18                   ` Al Viro
2019-03-08 11:16                     ` zhengbin (A)
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 3/8] aio_poll(): sanitize the logics after vfs_poll(), get rid of leak on error Al Viro
2019-03-07  2:11                   ` zhengbin (A)
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 4/8] aio_poll(): get rid of weird refcounting Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 5/8] make aio_read()/aio_write() return int Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 6/8] move dropping ->ki_eventfd into iocb_put() Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 7/8] deal with get_reqs_available() in aio_get_req() itself Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 8/8] aio: move sanity checks and request allocation to io_submit_one() Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:23                 ` [PATCH 1/8] aio: make sure file is pinned Linus Torvalds
2019-03-07  0:41                   ` Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:48                     ` Al Viro
2019-03-07  1:20                       ` Al Viro
2019-03-07  1:30                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-03-08  3:36                           ` Al Viro
2019-03-08 15:50                             ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-10  7:06                             ` Al Viro
2019-03-10  7:08                               ` [PATCH 1/8] pin iocb through aio Al Viro
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 2/8] keep io_event in aio_kiocb Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:43                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-11 21:17                                     ` Al Viro
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 3/8] aio: store event at final iocb_put() Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:44                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-11 21:13                                     ` Al Viro
2019-03-11 22:52                                       ` Al Viro
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 4/8] Fix aio_poll() races Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:58                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-11 21:06                                     ` Al Viro
2019-03-12 19:18                                       ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 5/8] make aio_read()/aio_write() return int Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:44                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 6/8] move dropping ->ki_eventfd into iocb_destroy() Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:46                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 7/8] deal with get_reqs_available() in aio_get_req() itself Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:46                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 8/8] aio: move sanity checks and request allocation to io_submit_one() Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:48                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-11 21:12                                     ` Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:41                                 ` [PATCH 1/8] pin iocb through aio Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-11 19:41                               ` [PATCH 1/8] aio: make sure file is pinned Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-04  7:53     ` [PATCH] aio: prevent the final fput() in the middle of vfs_poll() (Re: KASAN: use-after-free Read in unix_dgram_poll) Dmitry Vyukov

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