Fwd: Memory corruption in multithreaded user space program while calling fork

Linux regression tracking (Thorsten Leemhuis) regressions at leemhuis.info
Mon Jul 3 19:53:05 AEST 2023

On 02.07.23 14:27, Bagas Sanjaya wrote:
> I notice a regression report on Bugzilla [1]. Quoting from it:
>> After upgrading to kernel version 6.4.0 from 6.3.9, I noticed frequent but random crashes in a user space program.  After a lot of reduction, I have come up with the following reproducer program:
> [...]
>> After tuning the various parameters for my computer, exit code 2, which indicates that memory corruption was detected, occurs approximately 99% of the time.  Exit code 1, which occurs approximately 1% of the time, means it ran out of statically-allocated memory before reproducing the issue, and increasing the memory usage any more only leads to diminishing returns.  There is also something like a 0.1% chance that it segfaults due to memory corruption elsewhere than in the statically-allocated buffer.
>> With this reproducer in hand, I was able to perform the following bisection:
> [...]
> See Bugzilla for the full thread.

Additional details from
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=217624#c5 :

I can confirm that v6.4 with 0bff0aaea03e2a3ed6bfa302155cca8a432a1829
reverted no longer causes any memory corruption with either my
reproducer or the original program.

FWIW: 0bff0aaea03 ("x86/mm: try VMA lock-based page fault handling
first") [merged for v6.4-rc1, authored by Suren Baghdasaryan [already CCed]]

That's the same commit that causes build problems with go:


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