Bug #2702

Reading from /dev/random causes kernel panic

Added by y0n3t4n1 about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:ResolvedStart date:07/23/2014
Priority:HighDue date:
Assignee:alexh% Done:


Target version:3.9.x


On recent DragonFly kernel (at least on qemu), booting into single user mode and reading from /dev/random is enough to trigger kernel panic:
# dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/null bs=1 count=1
panic with 1 spinlocks held
panic: assertion "state->reseed_cnt > 0" failed in csprng_get_random at /usr/src/sys/kern/subr_csprng.c:150
cpuid = 0
Trace beginning at frame 0xffffffe043d1b5d8
?|.() at ?|.+0x21f 0xffffffff805e4340
?|.() at ?|.+0x21f 0xffffffff805e4340
() at +0xd8 0xffffffff8060e250
() at +0xe8 0xffffffff805dd575
() at +0x1f5 0xffffffff805e80cc
???$??() at ???$??+0x14 0xffffffff805e833a
>#,() at >#,+0x7d 0xffffffff805c1a31
?????F ?F$?() at ?????F ?F$?+0x178 0xffffffff807d6850
?H?????1() at ?H?????1+0x183 0xffffffff8061e539
??D??H?? T???() at ??D??H?? T???+0x66 0xffffffff8061e8cc
??@?() at ??@?+0x3fb 0xffffffff809c3162
?() at ?+0xcb 0xffffffff809abdab

CPU0 stopping CPUs: 0x00000000
Stopped at +0x38: movb $0,0x12b6516(%rip)

(haven't we fixed this garbled backtrace years before, BTW?)

This doesn't happen when booted from 3.8.1-RELEASE ISO image, or if you seeded the random device before reading from it, so the panic seems to be triggered when the entropy pool is empty. Shouldn't it just block but not panic?


#1 Updated by alexh about 2 years ago

It should definitely not panic; I'll change it to wait until there is entropy in the pool, and then try to reseed again.

#2 Updated by alexh about 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to alexh
  • Priority changed from Normal to High

#3 Updated by alexh about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Should be fixed by af641625647f012627fb7e69ee67ebb4bbb6321a.

#4 Updated by dillon about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

Alex fixed the issue, as well as a second issue that was causing excessive blocking on read.


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