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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>,
	David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Jason Baron <jbaron@akamai.com>,
	kgraul@linux.ibm.com, ktkhai@virtuozzo.com,
	kyeongdon kim <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,
	Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>, zhengbin <zhengbin13@huawei.com>,
	bcrl@kvack.org, linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-aio@kvack.org, houtao1@huawei.com, yi.zhang@huawei.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/8] aio: make sure file is pinned
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 16:23:04 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHk-=wjzJSnQaj5b02aAjFdVMrKOp8UpyfQcoquRjem=X+SgTA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190307000316.31133-1-viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 4:03 PM Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
>
> From: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
>
> "aio: remove the extra get_file/fput pair in io_submit_one" was
> too optimistic - not dereferencing file pointer after e.g.
> ->write_iter() returns is not enough; that reference might've been
> the only thing that kept alive objects that are referenced
> *before* the method returns.  Such as inode, for example...

I still; think that this is actually _worse_ than just having the
refcount on the req instead.

As it is, we have that completely insane "ref can go away from under
us", because nothing keeps that around, which then causes all those
other crazy issues with "woken" etc garbage.

I think we should be able to get rid of those entirely. Make the
poll() case just return zero if it has added the entry successfully to
poll queue.  No need for "woken", no need for all that odd "oh, but
now the req might no longer exist".

The refcount wasn't the problem. Everything *else* was the problem,
including only using the refcount for the poll case etc.

                       Linus

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-03-07  0:29 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
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                 ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2019-03-07  0:41                   ` [PATCH 1/8] aio: make sure file is pinned 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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