[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] fs: fix KMSAN uninit-value bug by initializing nd in do_file_open_root

Anant Thazhemadam anant.thazhemadam at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 20:17:39 UTC 2020

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.


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