general protection fault in tomoyo_socket_sendmsg_permission

Tetsuo Handa penguin-kernel at
Fri Jan 29 05:48:36 UTC 2021

On 2021/01/29 4:05, Shuah Khan wrote:
> The reason I don't like adding printk's is this is a race condition
> and as a result time sensitive. Adding printks in the path will not
> help debug this issue. It will make it harder to reproduce the problem.

Not always. Adding printk() might make it easier to reproduce the problem.

> I am unable to reproduce the problem using the reproducer and running multiple instances of the reproducer.

Since syzkaller cannot find a reproducer for "general protection fault in
tomoyo_socket_sendmsg_permission", and you cannot reproduce other problem
using reproducer, trying to obtain some clue via printing messages by asking
syzkaller to try debug patch can be very helpful.

Since "general protection fault in tomoyo_socket_sendmsg_permission" is caused by
unexpectedly resetting ud->tcp_socket to NULL without waiting for tx thread to
terminate, tracing the ordering of events is worth knowing. Even adding
schedule_timeout_uninterruptible() to before kernel_sendmsg() might help.

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