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From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, stable@kernel.org,
	stable-review@kernel.org
Cc: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>,
	Amit Shah <amit.shah@redhat.com>,
	Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Subject: [PATCH 22/23] hvc_console: Fix race between hvc_close and hvc_remove, again
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:23:14 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20110206232253.463757617@pcw.home.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4beed4da27f06efb2c13d6ed48850634@local>

2.6.27.58-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

------------------

From: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>

commit 320718ee074acce5ffced6506cb51af1388942aa upstream.

I don't claim to understand the tty layer, but it seems like hvc_open and
hvc_close should be balanced in their kref reference counting.

Right now we get a kref every call to hvc_open:

        if (hp->count++ > 0) {
                tty_kref_get(tty); <----- here
                spin_unlock_irqrestore(&hp->lock, flags);
                hvc_kick();
                return 0;
        } /* else count == 0 */

        tty->driver_data = hp;

        hp->tty = tty_kref_get(tty); <------ or here if hp->count was 0

But hvc_close has:

        tty_kref_get(tty);

        if (--hp->count == 0) {
...
                /* Put the ref obtained in hvc_open() */
                tty_kref_put(tty);
...
        }

        tty_kref_put(tty);

Since the outside kref get/put balance we only do a single kref_put when
count reaches 0.

The patch below changes things to call tty_kref_put once for every
hvc_close call, and with that my machine boots fine.

Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>
Acked-by: Amit Shah <amit.shah@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>

---
 drivers/char/hvc_console.c |    4 ----
 1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)

Index: longterm-2.6.27/drivers/char/hvc_console.c
===================================================================
--- longterm-2.6.27.orig/drivers/char/hvc_console.c	2011-01-29 15:33:05.169065818 +0100
+++ longterm-2.6.27/drivers/char/hvc_console.c	2011-01-29 15:33:55.140065271 +0100
@@ -368,16 +368,12 @@
 	hp = tty->driver_data;
 
 	spin_lock_irqsave(&hp->lock, flags);
-	tty_kref_get(tty);
 
 	if (--hp->count == 0) {
 		/* We are done with the tty pointer now. */
 		hp->tty = NULL;
 		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&hp->lock, flags);
 
-		/* Put the ref obtained in hvc_open() */
-		tty_kref_put(tty);
-
 		if (hp->ops->notifier_del)
 			hp->ops->notifier_del(hp, hp->data);
 



  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-02-06 23:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20110206232252.509080428@pcw.home.local>
2011-02-06 23:22 ` [PATCH 00/23] 2.6.27.58-longterm review Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:22   ` [PATCH 01/23] ALSA: hda: Use model=lg quirk for LG P1 Express to enable playback and capture Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:22   ` [PATCH 02/23] ALSA: hda: Use LPIB for Dell Latitude 131L Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:22   ` [PATCH 03/23] ALSA: hda: Use LPIB quirk for Dell Inspiron m101z/1120 Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:22   ` [PATCH 04/23] USB: usb-storage: unusual_devs entry for the Samsung YP-CP3 Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:22   ` [PATCH 05/23] USB: misc: uss720.c: add another vendor/product ID Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:22   ` [PATCH 06/23] HID: hidraw: fix window in hidraw_release Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:22   ` [PATCH 07/23] hwmon: (adm1026) Allow 1 as a valid divider value Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 08/23] hwmon: (adm1026) Fix setting fan_div Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 09/23] IB/uverbs: Handle large number of entries in poll CQ Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 10/23] mv_xor: fix race in tasklet function Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 11/23] md: fix bug with re-adding of partially recovered device Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 12/23] NFS: Fix fcntl F_GETLK not reporting some conflicts Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 13/23] nfsd: Fix possible BUG_ON firing in set_change_info Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 14/23] PM / Hibernate: Fix PM_POST_* notification with user-space suspend Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 15/23] posix-cpu-timers: workaround to suppress the problems with mt exec Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 16/23] sctp: Fix a race between ICMP protocol unreachable and connect() Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 17/23] sound: Prevent buffer overflow in OSS load_mixer_volumes Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 18/23] sunrpc: prevent use-after-free on clearing XPT_BUSY Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 19/23] x86, gcc-4.6: Use gcc -m options when building vdso Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 20/23] tracing: Fix panic when lseek() called on "trace" opened for writing Willy Tarreau
2011-02-14 23:14     ` [Stable-review] " Ben Hutchings
2011-02-15  1:33       ` Steven Rostedt
2011-02-15  1:38         ` Ben Hutchings
2011-02-15  2:01           ` Steven Rostedt
2011-02-15  5:39       ` Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 21/23] hvc_console: Fix race between hvc_close and hvc_remove Willy Tarreau
2011-02-07 21:16     ` Anton Blanchard
2011-02-07 22:11       ` Willy Tarreau
2011-02-06 23:23   ` Willy Tarreau [this message]
2011-02-06 23:23   ` [PATCH 23/23] install_special_mapping skips security_file_mmap check Willy Tarreau

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