Please apply "xen-netback: delete NAPI instance when queue fails to initialize" to v4.4.y
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SeongJae Park Feb. 24, 2021, 5:03 p.m. UTC
This is a request for merge of upstream commit 4a658527271b ("xen-netback:
delete NAPI instance when queue fails to initialize") on v4.4.y tree.

If 'xenvif_connect()' fails after successful 'netif_napi_add()', the napi is
not cleaned up.  Because 'create_queues()' frees the queues in its error
handling code, if the 'xenvif_free()' is called for the vif, use-after-free
occurs. The upstream commit fixes the problem by cleaning up the napi in the
'xenvif_connect()'.

Attaching the original patch below for your convenience.

Tested-by: Markus Boehme <markubo@amazon.de>


Thanks,
SeongJae Park

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From 4a658527271bce43afb1cf4feec89afe6716ca59 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:55:35 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] xen-netback: delete NAPI instance when queue fails to
 initialize

When xenvif_connect() fails it may leave a stale NAPI instance added to
the device.  Make sure we delete it in the error path.

Signed-off-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
---
 drivers/net/xen-netback/interface.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

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gregkh@linuxfoundation.org Feb. 24, 2021, 5:21 p.m. UTC | #1
On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 06:03:56PM +0100, SeongJae Park wrote:
> This is a request for merge of upstream commit 4a658527271b ("xen-netback:
> delete NAPI instance when queue fails to initialize") on v4.4.y tree.
> 
> If 'xenvif_connect()' fails after successful 'netif_napi_add()', the napi is
> not cleaned up.  Because 'create_queues()' frees the queues in its error
> handling code, if the 'xenvif_free()' is called for the vif, use-after-free
> occurs. The upstream commit fixes the problem by cleaning up the napi in the
> 'xenvif_connect()'.
> 
> Attaching the original patch below for your convenience.

The original patch does not apply cleanly.

> Tested-by: Markus Boehme <markubo@amazon.de>

What was tested?

I backported the patch, but next time, please provide the patch that
will work properly.

greg k-h
SeongJae Park Feb. 24, 2021, 5:47 p.m. UTC | #2
On Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:21:09 +0100 Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 06:03:56PM +0100, SeongJae Park wrote:
> > This is a request for merge of upstream commit 4a658527271b ("xen-netback:
> > delete NAPI instance when queue fails to initialize") on v4.4.y tree.
> > 
> > If 'xenvif_connect()' fails after successful 'netif_napi_add()', the napi is
> > not cleaned up.  Because 'create_queues()' frees the queues in its error
> > handling code, if the 'xenvif_free()' is called for the vif, use-after-free
> > occurs. The upstream commit fixes the problem by cleaning up the napi in the
> > 'xenvif_connect()'.
> > 
> > Attaching the original patch below for your convenience.
> 
> The original patch does not apply cleanly.

I tested the commit is cleanly applicable with 'git cherry-pick' before posting
this.  I just tried 'git format-patch ... && git am ...' and confirmed it
doesn't work.  Sorry, my fault.

> 
> > Tested-by: Markus Boehme <markubo@amazon.de>
> 
> What was tested?

We confirmed the unmodified v4.4.y kernel crashes on a stress test that
repeatedly doing netdev attach/detach, while the patch applied version doesn't.

> 
> I backported the patch, but next time, please provide the patch that
> will work properly.

Thanks, and apology for the inconvenience.  I will do the check with posting
patch again rather than only 'git cherry-pick' from next time.


Thanks,
SeongJae Park

> 
> greg k-h

Patch
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diff --git a/drivers/net/xen-netback/interface.c b/drivers/net/xen-netback/interface.c
index e7bd63eb2876..3bba6ceee132 100644
--- a/drivers/net/xen-netback/interface.c
+++ b/drivers/net/xen-netback/interface.c
@@ -615,6 +615,7 @@  int xenvif_connect(struct xenvif_queue *queue, unsigned long tx_ring_ref,
 	queue->tx_irq = 0;
 err_unmap:
 	xenvif_unmap_frontend_rings(queue);
+	netif_napi_del(&queue->napi);
 err:
 	module_put(THIS_MODULE);
 	return err;