[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] idr: remove WARN_ON_ONCE() when trying to check id

Matthew Wilcox willy at infradead.org
Mon Sep 14 19:26:55 UTC 2020


On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 12:17:55AM +0530, Anmol Karn wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 12:08:03PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 12:47:24PM +0530, Anmol Karn wrote:
> > > idr_get_next() gives WARN_ON_ONCE() when it gets (id > INT_MAX) true
> > > and this happens when syzbot does fuzzing, and that warning is
> > > expected, but WARN_ON_ONCE() is not required here and, cecking
> > > the condition and returning NULL value would be suffice.
> > > 
> > > Reference: commit b9959c7a347 ("filldir[64]: remove WARN_ON_ONCE() for bad directory entries")
> > > Reported-and-tested-by: syzbot+f7204dcf3df4bb4ce42c at syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> > > Link: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=f7204dcf3df4bb4ce42c 
> > > Signed-off-by: Anmol Karn <anmol.karan123 at gmail.com>
> > 
> > https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20200605120037.17427-1-willy@infradead.org/
> 
> Hello sir,
> 
> I have looked into the patch, and it seems the problem is fixed to the root cause
> in this patch, but not yet merged due to some backport issues, so, please ignore 
> this patch(sent by me), and please let me know if i can contribute to fixing this 
> bug's root cause.

The root cause is that the network maintainers believe I have a far
greater interest in the qrtr code than I actually do, and the maintainer
of the qrtr code is not doing anything.


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