Submit #1192

KKASSERTs in sys/kern/uipc_{msg,socket}.c are too strict

Added by rumcic almost 8 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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Target version:4.2.x


The code for nfs root mounts does not use kmalloc-ed space for some vars, while
some KKASSERTs in the mentioned files only check for the supplied pointers if
they were kmalloc-ed or not.
The attached patch adds a check if the supplied pointers are not in user stack
(if they are in kernel stack) ... since kmalloc-ed space also resides in the
addresses not in user stack, maybe kva_p should be removed (is it used
anywhere else?)?

rootnfs.patch Magnifier (2.63 KB) rumcic, 12/29/2008 10:05 PM


#1 Updated by corecode over 7 years ago

has this been fixed?

#2 Updated by rumcic over 7 years ago

No, not yet. (Sorry for the late response)

#3 Updated by tuxillo over 1 year ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Submit
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category set to Kernel
  • Assignee deleted (alexh)
  • Priority changed from High to Normal
  • Target version set to 4.2.x


Indeed, kva_p() is only used in uipc_msg.c and uipc_socket.c
Matt, what do you think about the attached patch?

Antonio Huete

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