Commit 7bd46644 authored by Naveen N. Rao's avatar Naveen N. Rao Committed by Steven Rostedt (VMware)
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ftrace: Fix NULL pointer dereference in t_probe_next()

LTP testsuite on powerpc results in the below crash:

  Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000000
  Faulting instruction address: 0xc00000000029d800
  Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 [#1]
  CPU: 68 PID: 96584 Comm: cat Kdump: loaded Tainted: G        W
  NIP:  c00000000029d800 LR: c00000000029dac4 CTR: c0000000001e6ad0
  REGS: c0002017fae8ba10 TRAP: 0300   Tainted: G        W
  MSR:  9000000000009033 <SF,HV,EE,ME,IR,DR,RI,LE>  CR: 28022422  XER: 20040000
  CFAR: c00000000029d90c DAR: 0000000000000000 DSISR: 40000000 IRQMASK: 0
  NIP [c00000000029d800] t_probe_next+0x60/0x180
  LR [c00000000029dac4] t_mod_start+0x1a4/0x1f0
  Call Trace:
  [c0002017fae8bc90] [c000000000cdbc40] _cond_resched+0x10/0xb0 (unreliable)
  [c0002017fae8bce0] [c0000000002a15b0] t_start+0xf0/0x1c0
  [c0002017fae8bd30] [c0000000004ec2b4] seq_read+0x184/0x640
  [c0002017fae8bdd0] [c0000000004a57bc] sys_read+0x10c/0x300
  [c0002017fae8be30] [c00000000000b388] system_call+0x5c/0x70

The test ( is part of ftrace stress tests
and the crash happens when the test does 'cat

The address points to the second line below, in t_probe_next(), where
filter_hash is dereferenced:
  hash = iter->probe->ops.func_hash->filter_hash;
  size = 1 << hash->size_bits;

This happens due to a race with register_ftrace_function_probe(). A new
ftrace_func_probe is created and added into the func_probes list in
trace_array under ftrace_lock. However, before initializing the filter,
we drop ftrace_lock, and re-acquire it after acquiring regex_lock. If
another process is trying to read set_ftrace_filter, it will be able to
acquire ftrace_lock during this window and it will end up seeing a NULL

Fix this by just checking for a NULL filter_hash in t_probe_next(). If
the filter_hash is NULL, then this probe is just being added and we can
simply return from here.


Fixes: 7b60f3d8

 ("ftrace: Dynamically create the probe ftrace_ops for the trace_array")
Signed-off-by: default avatarNaveen N. Rao <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt (VMware) <>
parent a55aa89a
......@@ -3095,6 +3095,10 @@ t_probe_next(struct seq_file *m, loff_t *pos)
hnd = &iter->probe_entry->hlist;
hash = iter->probe->ops.func_hash->filter_hash;
if (!hash)
return NULL;
size = 1 << hash->size_bits;
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