general protection fault in tomoyo_socket_sendmsg_permission

Tetsuo Handa penguin-kernel at
Fri Jan 29 17:08:41 UTC 2021

On 2021/01/30 1:05, Shuah Khan wrote:
>> 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.
> What about the duplicate bug information that was in my email?
> Did you take a look at that?

I was not aware of the duplicate bugs. It is interesting that
"KASAN: null-ptr-deref Write in event_handler" says that vdev->ud.tcp_tx became NULL at

	if (vdev->ud.tcp_tx) {

		/* this location */

		vdev->ud.tcp_tx = NULL;

which means that somebody else is unexpectedly resetting vdev->ud.tcp_tx to NULL.

If memset() from vhci_device_init() from vhci_start() were unexpectedly called,
all of tcp_socket, tcp_rx, tcp_tx etc. becomes NULL which can explain these bugs ?
I'm inclined to report not only tcp_socket but also other fields when kernel_sendmsg()
detected that tcp_socket is NULL...

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