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authorChunguang Xu <>2020-03-21 18:22:10 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2020-03-21 18:56:06 -0700
commit7d36665a5886c27ca4c4d0afd3ecc50b400f3587 (patch)
treec41168558a5a5a200edde341161af605c4fe61bc /mm/sparse.c
parentc63c50fc2ec9afc4de21ef9ead2eac64b178cce1 (diff)
memcg: fix NULL pointer dereference in __mem_cgroup_usage_unregister_event
An eventfd monitors multiple memory thresholds of the cgroup, closes them, the kernel deletes all events related to this eventfd. Before all events are deleted, another eventfd monitors the memory threshold of this cgroup, leading to a crash: BUG: kernel NULL pointer dereference, address: 0000000000000004 #PF: supervisor write access in kernel mode #PF: error_code(0x0002) - not-present page PGD 800000033058e067 P4D 800000033058e067 PUD 3355ce067 PMD 0 Oops: 0002 [#1] SMP PTI CPU: 2 PID: 14012 Comm: kworker/2:6 Kdump: loaded Not tainted 5.6.0-rc4 #3 Hardware name: LENOVO 20AWS01K00/20AWS01K00, BIOS GLET70WW (2.24 ) 05/21/2014 Workqueue: events memcg_event_remove RIP: 0010:__mem_cgroup_usage_unregister_event+0xb3/0x190 RSP: 0018:ffffb47e01c4fe18 EFLAGS: 00010202 RAX: 0000000000000001 RBX: ffff8bb223a8a000 RCX: 0000000000000001 RDX: 0000000000000001 RSI: ffff8bb22fb83540 RDI: 0000000000000001 RBP: ffffb47e01c4fe48 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000010 R10: 000000000000000c R11: 071c71c71c71c71c R12: ffff8bb226aba880 R13: ffff8bb223a8a480 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000000 FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff8bb242680000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000 CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033 CR2: 0000000000000004 CR3: 000000032c29c003 CR4: 00000000001606e0 Call Trace: memcg_event_remove+0x32/0x90 process_one_work+0x172/0x380 worker_thread+0x49/0x3f0 kthread+0xf8/0x130 ret_from_fork+0x35/0x40 CR2: 0000000000000004 We can reproduce this problem in the following ways: 1. We create a new cgroup subdirectory and a new eventfd, and then we monitor multiple memory thresholds of the cgroup through this eventfd. 2. closing this eventfd, and __mem_cgroup_usage_unregister_event () will be called multiple times to delete all events related to this eventfd. The first time __mem_cgroup_usage_unregister_event() is called, the kernel will clear all items related to this eventfd in thresholds-> primary. Since there is currently only one eventfd, thresholds-> primary becomes empty, so the kernel will set thresholds-> primary and hresholds-> spare to NULL. If at this time, the user creates a new eventfd and monitor the memory threshold of this cgroup, kernel will re-initialize thresholds-> primary. Then when __mem_cgroup_usage_unregister_event () is called for the second time, because thresholds-> primary is not empty, the system will access thresholds-> spare, but thresholds-> spare is NULL, which will trigger a crash. In general, the longer it takes to delete all events related to this eventfd, the easier it is to trigger this problem. The solution is to check whether the thresholds associated with the eventfd has been cleared when deleting the event. If so, we do nothing. [ fix comment, per Kirill] Fixes: 907860ed381a ("cgroups: make cftype.unregister_event() void-returning") Signed-off-by: Chunguang Xu <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <> Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <> Cc: Johannes Weiner <> Cc: Vladimir Davydov <> Cc: <> Link: Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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