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Re: Kernel oops+crash on repeated auditd restarts



please please please keep on list.  Everything you say might help track
it down!

On Thu, 2012-04-05 at 14:03 -0700, Peter Moody wrote:
> (please let me know if I should take this off-list)
> 
> One other thing (again, maybe already known), but this seems to be
> exacerbated by SMP. On my machine, I can't reproduce the crash if I
> booth with maxcpus=1.
> 
> Still hunting.
> 
> Cheers,
> peter
> 
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 9:15 AM, Peter Moody <pmoody google com> wrote:
> > This may already be known, but the issue seems to be limited to watch
> > rules. With any watch rules, I can reliably crash my machine while
> > freeing a watch rule after only starting/stopping auditd a few times.
> > With no watch rules, I have no issues.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > peter
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 11:44 PM, Valentin Avram <aval13 gmail com> wrote:
> >> Yes, i know that patch. It made it into kernel 3.2.2. I tested it
> >> successfully (oops in 3.2.1, no oops in 3.2.9), but this oops i'm seeing is
> >> also in 3.2.9.
> >>
> >> I monitored changelogs since 3.2.1 to 3.2.12 but there were no fixes either
> >> in audit subsystem or in fsnotify. I'll try to reproduce in latest 3.2.13
> >> and repost the oops, but i'm 99% confident it will be the same.
> >>
> >> Sadly nobody except you seems to pay attention to this problem, probably
> >> because it requires special conditions to reproduce (really, who starts and
> >> stops auditd every 5 seconds on a production server?). We only ran into it
> >> because one of our servers would randomly oops and then freeze about each
> >> month after stopping and then starting
> >>
> >> auditd
> >>
> >> every morning (and the stop-start sequence was needed to workaround a bug
> >> somewhere that would hang a
> >>
> >> gzip
> >>
> >> running on a file outside a watched folder).
> >>
> >> Anyway, as a last note, i have a feeling that the oops is not exactly
> >> random, there is a pattern, just that i haven't figured it out completely
> >> yet.
> >>
> >> Will keep you
> >>
> >> uptodate
> >>
> >> with the things i find out.
> >>
> >> V.
> >>
> >> On Mar 29, 2012 4:14 AM, "Eric Paris" <eparis redhat com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> That patch fixes a BUG() .  The report has a NULL ptr deref and some
> >>> apparent list correuption....  Sadly they aren't the same....
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, 2012-03-28 at 15:42 -0700, Peter Moody wrote:
> >>> > fyi: this patch [1] seems to fix the issue for me. The explanation in
> >>> > the subject would reliably oops my machine.
> >>> >
> >>> > [1]
> >>> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=fed474857efbed79cd390d0aee224231ca718f63
> >>> >
> >>> > On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Peter Moody <pmoody google com> wrote:
> >>> > > Are you still able to reliably reproduce this oops? I'm trying to
> >>> > > track this down because this bug (or a very similar bug) is causing
> >>> > > some significant headaches here at work, but I haven't had a lot of
> >>> > > luck. I'm using usermode linux, though, so that might be interfering
> >>> > > with things.
> >>> > >
> >>> > > On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM, Valentin Avram <aval13 gmail com>
> >>> > > wrote:
> >>> > >> Finally i found some time and spare server to retest the oops and
> >>> > >> list_add
> >>> > >> corruptions i was getting with the 3.x kernels and auditd 2.1.3.
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> I tested now with gentoo's latest stable 3.2.1-gentoo-r2 and
> >>> > >> kernel.org's
> >>> > >> 3.2.9.
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> Both get the oops/BUG in the same way and after that, they keep
> >>> > >> pouring
> >>> > >> list_add corruptions with audit_prune_tre(truncated?) and auditctl as
> >>> > >> comms.
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> Since this is not about Gentoo's kernel only, i'll post here the oops
> >>> > >> in
> >>> > >> 3.2.9 and also attach some list_add corruptions.
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> 3.2.9 BUG:
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.240011] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer
> >>> > >> dereference
> >>> > >> at   (null)
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.240305] IP: [<c1238dd0>] __list_del_entry+0x20/0xe0
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.240481] *pdpt = 0000000000000000 *pde =
> >>> > >> f000ddc8f000ddc8
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.240698] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.240910]
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.241030] Pid: 642, comm: fsnotify_mark Not tainted
> >>> > >> 3.2.9-drbd-version3 #1 Dell Inc. PowerEdge 2950/0CX396
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.241370] EIP: 0060:[<c1238dd0>] EFLAGS: 00010287 CPU: 6
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.241498] EIP is at __list_del_entry+0x20/0xe0
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.241623] EAX: f4fae544 EBX: f47cffa4 ECX: ffffffff EDX:
> >>> > >> 00000000
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.241751] ESI: f4fae544 EDI: f4fae508 EBP: f47cff7c ESP:
> >>> > >> f47cff64
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.241879]  DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0000 SS: 0068
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.242005] Process fsnotify_mark (pid: 642, ti=f47ce000
> >>> > >> task=f4f47c00 task.ti=f47ce000)
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.242207] Stack:
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.242327]  c10813c0 f47cffa4 f4f47c00 f4e70888 f47cff7c
> >>> > >> f47cffa4 f47cffb8 c10f6976
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.242882]  ffffffc3 f4f47c00 f4f47c00 00000000 f4f47c00
> >>> > >> c10530c0 f47cff9c f47cff9c
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.243438]  f4fae544 f4fae544 f4c47f58 00000000 c10f68f0
> >>> > >> f47cffe4 c1052834 00000000
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.243995] Call Trace:
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.244119]  [<c10813c0>] ?
> >>> > >> rcu_check_callbacks+0x110/0x110
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.244248]  [<c10f6976>] fsnotify_mark_destroy+0x86/0x120
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.244377]  [<c10530c0>] ? abort_exclusive_wait+0x80/0x80
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.244504]  [<c10f68f0>] ? fsnotify_put_mark+0x30/0x30
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.244631]  [<c1052834>] kthread+0x74/0x80
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.244756]  [<c10527c0>] ?
> >>> > >> kthread_flush_work_fn+0x10/0x10
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.244885]  [<c1582ab6>] kernel_thread_helper+0x6/0xd
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.245011] Code: 55 f4 8b 45 f8 e9 75 ff ff ff 90 55 89
> >>> > >> e5 53 83
> >>> > >> ec 14 8b 08 8b 50 04 81 f9 00 01 10 00 74 24 81 fa 00 02 20 00 0f 84
> >>> > >> 8e 00
> >>> > >> 00 00 <8b> 1a 39 d8 75 62 8b 59 04 39 d8 75 35 89 51 04 89 0a 83 c4
> >>> > >> 14
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.248195] EIP: [<c1238dd0>] __list_del_entry+0x20/0xe0
> >>> > >> SS:ESP
> >>> > >> 0068:f47cff64
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.248414] CR2: 0000000000000000
> >>> > >> kernel: [  301.248538] ---[ end trace 15082dbfb353f84c ]---
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> The kernel was compiled with the following DEBUG support (the bolded
> >>> > >> one
> >>> > >> were requested by Gentoo's Dev:
> >>> > >> CONFIG_ARCH_SUPPORTS_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_HAVE_DMA_API_DEBUG=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_X86_DEBUGCTLMSR=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_PNP_DEBUG_MESSAGES=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_AIC94XX_DEBUG=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_USB_DEBUG=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_SCHED_DEBUG=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_DEBUG_RT_MUTEXES=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_DEBUG_PI_LIST=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_DEBUG_BUGVERBOSE=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_DEBUG_MEMORY_INIT=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_DEBUG_LIST=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_DEBUG_STACKOVERFLOW=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA=y
> >>> > >> CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA_TEST=y
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> I attached the kernel config i used for 3.2.9 to generate this oops
> >>> > >> and
> >>> > >> warnings.
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> From the list_add warnings that come after, out of 805 warnings i
> >>> > >> processed,
> >>> > >> after masking with XXXXX the PID and next= values that kept changing
> >>> > >> in
> >>> > >> every one, i got 26 types of MD5. I also attached the files relevant
> >>> > >> as an
> >>> > >> archive to this email.
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> The Gentoo bug i opened is sleeping, it seems nobody has the time to
> >>> > >> at
> >>> > >> least test to confirm or not the problems i'm seeing (or everybody's
> >>> > >> thinking that nobody would restart auditd so often, so the bug it's
> >>> > >> not that
> >>> > >> serious).
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> Thank you for your time.
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM, Valentin Avram <aval13 gmail com>
> >>> > >> wrote:
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >>
> >>> > >> --
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> >>> > >> Linux-audit redhat com
> >>> > >> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/linux-audit
> >>> > >
> >>> > >
> >>> > >
> >>> > > --
> >>> > > Peter Moody      Google    1.650.253.7306
> >>> > > Security Engineer  pgp:0xC3410038
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Peter Moody      Google    1.650.253.7306
> > Security Engineer  pgp:0xC3410038
> 
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