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Re: [PATCH 1/1] XFS: __xfs_get_blocks check pointer to the target device

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] XFS: __xfs_get_blocks check pointer to the target device
From: Ramon de Carvalho Valle <ramon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 15:50:13 -0300
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, hch@xxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mszeredi@xxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <4A786110.8090404@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Tue, 2009-08-04 at 11:25 -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Ramon de Carvalho Valle wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-08-03 at 17:49 -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >> On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 05:03:28PM -0300, Ramon de Carvalho Valle wrote:
> >>> The __xfs_get_blocks function does not check if the pointer to the target
> >>> device is valid before dereferencing it.
> >> It should never be zero.  It's set by xfs_imap_to_bmap to either
> >> mp->m_ddev_targp which is always allocated, or to mp->m_rtdev_targp
> >> which is always allocated if we have a realtime device, and
> >> XFS_IS_REALTIME_INODE should only be true in that case.
> >>
> > 
> > While testing XFS code with a modified version of fsfuzzer on SLES 10
> > SP3 (Kernel 2.6.16.60-0.49.3.ramon-ppc64), I came across the following
> > Oops:
> 
> ...
> 
> ahah, useful information that would have been great in the original
> patch submission.  :)

Sorry about that. :)

> 
> > I added a printk() line just before the:
> > 
> >     bh_result->b_bdev = iomap.iomap_target->bt_bdev;
> > 
> > and as we can see iomap.iomap_target is NULL.
> > 
> > My guess is that the XFS_DIFLAG_REALTIME flag is being set incorrectly
> > on the xfs inode structure, setting iomapp->iomap_target to the wrong
> > device pointer (probably NULL).
> > 
> > I don't know if this is the best place to add a check, neither if
> > returning -XFS_ERROR(EIO) is correct at this point. Maybe doing:
> > 
> >     if (iomap.iomap_target && omap.iomap_flags & IOMAP_REALTIME)
> >             bh_result->b_bdev = iomap.iomap_target->bt_bdev;
> > 
> > would be a better solution.
> 
> Can you test hch's patch w/ your fuzzed image?

I tested it on my SLES 10 SP3 (Kernel 2.6.16.60-0.49.3.ramon-ppc64) and
it successfully fixed the NULL pointer dereference.

I did some small modifications to the patch to xfs error print the flags
value and fixed the xfs error report tags. I am submitting the Christoph
patch again.

Thanks Christoph and Eric.

-Ramon

> 
> Thanks,
> -Eric

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