[PATCH 49/75] tracing: Fix fields of struct trace_iterator that are zeroed by mistake

From: Luis Henriques
Date: Wed Aug 14 2013 - 06:38:19 EST -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Andrew Vagin <avagin@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit ed5467da0e369e65b247b99eb6403cb79172bcda upstream.

tracing_read_pipe zeros all fields bellow "seq". The declaration contains
a comment about that, but it doesn't help.

The first field is "snapshot", it's true when current open file is
snapshot. Looks obvious, that it should not be zeroed.

The second field is "started". It was converted from cpumask_t to
cpumask_var_t (v2.6.28-4983-g4462344), in other words it was
converted from cpumask to pointer on cpumask.

Currently the reference on "started" memory is lost after the first read
from tracing_read_pipe and a proper object will never be freed.

The "started" is never dereferenced for trace_pipe, because trace_pipe
can't have the TRACE_FILE_ANNOTATE options.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1375463803-3085183-1-git-send-email-avagin@xxxxxxxxxx

Signed-off-by: Andrew Vagin <avagin@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
[ luis: backported to 3.5:
- dropped the 'snapshot' field as it is not present in 3.5 kernel ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
include/linux/ftrace_event.h | 4 +++-
kernel/trace/trace.c | 1 +
2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/ftrace_event.h b/include/linux/ftrace_event.h
index 176a939..16cad53 100644
--- a/include/linux/ftrace_event.h
+++ b/include/linux/ftrace_event.h
@@ -71,6 +71,8 @@ struct trace_iterator {
/* trace_seq for __print_flags() and __print_symbolic() etc. */
struct trace_seq tmp_seq;

+ cpumask_var_t started;
/* The below is zeroed out in pipe_read */
struct trace_seq seq;
struct trace_entry *ent;
@@ -83,7 +85,7 @@ struct trace_iterator {
loff_t pos;
long idx;

- cpumask_var_t started;
+ /* All new field here will be zeroed out in pipe_read */

diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
index 8aba3f9..09739c6 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -3526,6 +3526,7 @@ waitagain:
memset(&iter->seq, 0,
sizeof(struct trace_iterator) -
offsetof(struct trace_iterator, seq));
+ cpumask_clear(iter->started);
iter->pos = -1;


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