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From: Anant Thazhemadam <>
To: Al Viro <>, Greg KH <>
Cc: Eric Biggers <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] fs: fix KMSAN uninit-value bug by initializing nd in do_file_open_root
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 01:47:39 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 19-09-2020 17:03, Anant Thazhemadam wrote:
> On 19-09-2020 22:25, Al Viro wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 05:17:27PM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
>>> Lovely...  That would get an empty path and non-directory for a starting
>>> point, but it should end up with LAST_ROOT in nd->last_type.  Which should
>>> not be able to reach the readers of those fields...  Which kernel had
>>> that been on?
>> Yecchhh...  I see what's going on; I suspect that this ought to be enough.
>> Folks, could somebody test it on the original reproducer setup?
> Sure. I can do that.

Looks like this patch actually fixes this bug.
I made syzbot test the patch, and no issues were triggered!

Note:    syzbot tested the patch with the KMSAN kernel, which
was recently rebased on v5.9-rc4.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-19 20:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-16  5:26 Anant Thazhemadam
2020-09-16  5:41 ` Eric Biggers
2020-09-17  0:22   ` Al Viro
2020-09-19 14:44     ` [Linux-kernel-mentees] " Greg KH
2020-09-19 16:17       ` Al Viro
2020-09-19 16:55         ` Al Viro
2020-09-19 11:33           ` Anant Thazhemadam
2020-09-19 20:17             ` Anant Thazhemadam [this message]
2020-10-04 15:25               ` Anant Thazhemadam
2020-09-16  6:16 ` Greg KH

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