arm64/v4.16-rc1: KASAN: use-after-free Read in finish_task_switch

Will Deacon will.deacon at
Thu Feb 15 07:33:07 PST 2018

On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 02:22:39PM +0000, Will Deacon wrote:
> Assuming others agree with this diagnosis, I'm not sure how to fix it.
> It's basically not safe to set current->mm = NULL with preemption enabled.

One thing we could try would be to leave current->mm alone and just do the
mmdrop in finish_task_switch at the point where we put the task_struct for
DEAD tasks. mm_update_next_owner might need updating so that it doesn't
re-assign current as the owner and run into a BUG_ON.


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