System crash when SRIOV VF is assigned to a guest VM and VM is powered on

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2

Situation

This issue can occur on an AMD CPU based system with a NIC with SRIOV capability.
With SLES 15 SP2 installed and a guest VM with SRIOV VF assigned, the host system may crash when VM is powered on.

The system will have had IOMMU enabled in system BIOS and 'amd_iommu=on' parameter passed to the kernel command line.

The crash will show a call trace like this:

[  302.402993] Call Trace:
[  302.403001]  svm_update_pi_irte.part.60+0x3ea/0x550 [kvm_amd]
[  302.403009]  ? irq_setup_affinity+0xc4/0x150
[  302.403014]  __connect+0x82/0xa0 [irqbypass]
[  302.403017]  irq_bypass_register_producer+0xeb/0x130 [irqbypass]
[  302.403021]  vfio_msi_set_vector_signal+0x1ab/0x290 [vfio_pci]
[  302.403023]  vfio_msi_set_block+0x75/0xd0 [vfio_pci]
[  302.403025]  vfio_pci_ioctl+0x253/0xc10 [vfio_pci]
[  302.403029]  ? __seccomp_filter+0x7a/0x6a0
[  302.403036]  do_vfs_ioctl+0xa0/0x680
[  302.403043]  ? syscall_trace_enter+0xc2/0x2b0
[  302.403045]  ksys_ioctl+0x70/0x80
[  302.403047]  __x64_sys_ioctl+0x16/0x20
[  302.403048]  do_syscall_64+0x5b/0x1e0
[  302.403055]  entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9

Resolution

A fix for this is included in the maintenance update kernel version 5.3.18-24.49.2 (released Feb/2021) or later.

Cause

This issue is related to the use of an uninitialized structure member, namely amd_iommu_pi_data.prev_ga_tag, that leads to an unintended code path that triggers NULL pointer deference.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:000019898
  • Creation Date: 04-Mar-2021
  • Modified Date:04-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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