DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: rcu/nocb: Fix WARN_ON_ONCE() in the rcu_nocb_bypass_lock() For the kernels built with CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_DEFAULT_ALL=y and CONFIG_RCU_LAZY=y, the following scenarios will trigger WARN_ON_ONCE() in the rcu_nocb_bypass_lock() and rcu_nocb_wait_contended() functions: CPU2 CPU11 kthread rcu_nocb_cb_kthread ksys_write rcu_do_batch vfs_write rcu_torture_timer_cb proc_sys_write __kmem_cache_free proc_sys_call_handler kmemleak_free drop_caches_sysctl_handler delete_object_full drop_slab __delete_object shrink_slab put_object lazy_rcu_shrink_scan call_rcu rcu_nocb_flush_bypass __call_rcu_commn rcu_nocb_bypass_lock raw_spin_trylock(&rdp->nocb_bypass_lock) fail atomic_inc(&rdp->nocb_lock_contended); rcu_nocb_wait_contended WARN_ON_ONCE(smp_processor_id() != rdp->cpu); WARN_ON_ONCE(atomic_read(&rdp->nocb_lock_contended)) | |_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _same rdp and rdp->cpu != 11_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __| Reproduce this bug with "echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches". This commit therefore uses rcu_nocb_try_flush_bypass() instead of rcu_nocb_flush_bypass() in lazy_rcu_shrink_scan(). If the nocb_bypass queue is being flushed, then rcu_nocb_try_flush_bypass will return directly.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.304-1vulnerable
bullseye (security)5.10.218-1vulnerable
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

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Notes (6.9-rc1)

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