[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 1/5] drm: Kernel Crash in drm_unlock
daniel at ffwll.ch
Mon May 4 06:52:48 PDT 2015
On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 10:52:32AM +0100, chris at chris-wilson.co.uk wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 10:21:49AM +0100, Dave Gordon wrote:
> > On 24/04/15 06:52, Antoine, Peter wrote:
> > > I picked up this work due to the following Jira ticket created by the
> > > security team (on Android) and was asked to give it a second look and
> > > found a few more issues with the hw lock code.
> > >
> > > https://jira01.devtools.intel.com/browse/GMINL-5388
> > > I/O control on /dev/dri/card0 crashes the kernel (0x4008642b)
> > >
> > > It also stops Linux as it kills the driver, I guess it might be possible
> > > to reload the gfx driver. On a unpatched system the test that is
> > > included in the issue or the igt test that has been posted for the issue
> > > will show the problem.
> > >
> > > I ran the test on an unpatched system here and the gui stopped and the
> > > keyboard stopped responding, so I rebooted. With the patched system I
> > > did not need to reboot.
> > >
> > > Should I change the SIGTERM to SIGSEGV, not quite the same thing but
> > > tooling is better at handling a segfault than a SIGTERM and the
> > > application that calls this IOCTL is using an uninitialised hw lock so
> > > it is kind of the same as differencing an uninitialised pointer (kind
> > > of). Or, I could just remove it, but the bug has been in the code for at
> > > least two years (and known about), and I would guess that any code that
> > > is calling this is fuzzing the IOCTLs (as this is how the security team
> > > found it) and we should reward them with a application exit.
> > >
> > > Peter.
> > SIGSEGV would be a better choice.
> > SIGTERM is normally sent by a user -- it's the default signal sent by
> > kill(1). It's also commonly used to tell a long-running daemon process
> > to tidy up and exit cleanly.
> > SIGSEGV commonly means "you accessed something that doesn't exist/isn't
> > mapped/you don't have permissions for". There are specific subcases that
> > can be indicated via the siginfo data; this is from the sigaction(1)
> > manpage:
> > The following values can be placed in si_code for a SIGSEGV signal:
> > SEGV_MAPERR address not mapped to object
> > SEGV_ACCERR invalid permissions for mapped object
> > SIGBUS would also be a possibility but that's generally taken to mean
> > that an access got all the way to some physical bus and then faulted,
> > whereas SIGSEGV suggests the access was rejected during the
> > virtual-to-physical mapping process.
> None of the above. Just return -EINVAL, -EPERM, -EACCESS as appropriate.
Seconded, we really don't want to be in the business of fixing up the drm
design mistakes of the past 15 years. As long as we can fully lock out
this particular dragon when running i915 we're imo good enough. The dri1
design of a kernel shim driver cooperating with the ums driver for hw
ownership is fundamentally unfixable.
Also we can't change any of it for drivers actually using it since it'll
break them, which is a big no-go.
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
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