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Re: INFO: task hung in nbd_ioctl

On 10/17/2019 11:49 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 09:36:34AM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 05:28:29PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 10:47:59AM -0500, Mike Christie wrote:
>>>> On 10/17/2019 09:03 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 04:19:25PM -0500, Mike Christie wrote:
>>>>>> Hey Josef and nbd list,
>>>>>> I had a question about if there are any socket family restrictions for nbd?
>>>>> In normal circumstances, in userspace, the NBD protocol would only be
>>>>> used over AF_UNIX or AF_INET/AF_INET6.
>>>>> There's a bit of confusion because netlink is used by nbd-client to
>>>>> configure the NBD device, setting things like block size and timeouts
>>>>> (instead of ioctl which is deprecated).  I think you don't mean this
>>>>> use of netlink?
>>>> I didn't. It looks like it is just a bad test.
>>>> For the automated test in this thread the test created a AF_NETLINK
>>>> socket and passed it into the NBD_SET_SOCK ioctl. That is what got used
>>>> for the NBD_DO_IT ioctl.
>>>> I was not sure if the test creator picked any old socket and it just
>>>> happened to pick one nbd never supported, or it was trying to simulate
>>>> sockets that did not support the shutdown method.
>>>> I attached the automated test that got run (test.c).
>>> I'd say it sounds like a bad test, but I'm not familiar with syzkaller
>>> nor how / from where it generates these tests.  Did someone report a
>>> bug and then syzkaller wrote this test?
>> It's an automatically generated fuzz test.
>> There's rarely any such thing as a "bad" fuzz test.  If userspace
>> can do something that causes the kernel to crash or hang, it's a
>> kernel bug, with very few exceptions (e.g. like writing to
>> /dev/mem).
>> If there are cases that aren't supported, like sockets that don't
>> support a certain function or whatever, then the code needs to check
>> for those cases and return an error, not hang the kernel.
> Oh I see.  In that case I agree, although I believe this is a
> root-only API and root has a lot of ways to crash the kernel, but sure
> it could be fixed to restrict sockets to one of:
>  - AF_INET or AF_INET6
>  - AF_INET*_SDP (? no idea what this is, but it's used by nbd-client)

This one as for a infinniband related socket family that never made it

It did support the shutdown callout, so I just made my patch check that
the passed in socket support that instead of hard coding the family
names just in case there was some user still using it.

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