Bug 218041 - Buffer overrun in devfreq trans_stat_show()
Summary: Buffer overrun in devfreq trans_stat_show()
Alias: None
Product: Power Management
Classification: Unclassified
Component: cpufreq (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 normal
Assignee: linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
Depends on:
Reported: 2023-10-23 14:06 UTC by tnifc
Modified: 2024-02-22 15:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description tnifc 2023-10-23 14:06:45 UTC
Calling trans_stat_show() from sysfs will overflow the string buffer when using the tegra30-devfreq driver. There are many frequencies on the transition table. When printing the table to the char buf it exceeds the buffer size of PAGE_SIZE / 4k.

It is reproducible every time by invoking the devfreq sysfs interface.

$ cat /sys/class/devfreq/6000c800.actmon/trans_stat

Kernel log shows the buffer overflowing PAGE_SIZE:
[  782.459038] dev_attr_show: trans_stat_show+0x0/0x268 returned bad count
[  782.459179] fill_read_buffer: dev_attr_show+0x0/0x48 returned bad count

It appears there is no guard in trans_stat_show() against systems that with a large frequency table.
Comment 1 Artem S. Tashkinov 2023-10-24 10:59:51 UTC
Christian, could you take a look please?
Comment 2 Artem S. Tashkinov 2023-10-24 11:01:05 UTC
CC'ing Chanwoo as well.
Comment 3 Christian Marangi (Ansuel) 2023-10-24 11:52:21 UTC
Can you describe the amount of frequency? An easy fix would be truncating the output but I don't think it would be a correct fix...

If there isn't a bug in how the char are count I feel like the only solution is moving this to debugfs where there isn't the PAGE_SIZE limit.
Comment 4 tnifc 2023-10-24 14:09:37 UTC
(In reply to Christian Marangi (Ansuel) from comment #3)
> Can you describe the amount of frequency?

There are 20 available frequencies on the Tegra 30 "Ouya" device.

$ cat /sys/class/devfreq/6000c800.actmon/available_frequencies  
12750000 25500000 27000000 51000000 54000000 102000000 108000000 204000000 266500000 333500000 375000000 400000000 416000000 450000000 500000000 533000000 625000000 667000000 750000000 800000000
Comment 5 Christian Marangi (Ansuel) 2023-10-24 18:33:41 UTC
Thanks for the report. I checked how the equivalent function for cpufreq works and as I tought it does fail the thing to write exceed PAGE_SIZE. I sent a patch upstream that fix the missing check.

sysfs stuff is ABI so moving this to debugfs is a no go (due to we don't break userspace rule) so this is the only solution currently.

If accepted, it will be queued for stable backport.
Comment 6 Christian Marangi (Ansuel) 2024-02-21 16:59:24 UTC
BTW this has been fixed upstream and got backported. This can be closed as fixed.
Comment 7 tnifc 2024-02-22 15:52:40 UTC

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