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From: Milton Miller <miltonm@bga.com>
To: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>,
	Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: [2/2] fs: Fix race between io_destroy() and io_submit() in AIO
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:59:24 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <aio-locking-comment@mdm.bga.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1297774764-32731-3-git-send-email-jack@suse.cz>

> A race can occur when io_submit() races with io_destroy():
> 
>  CPU1						CPU2
> io_submit()
>   do_io_submit()
>     ...
>     ctx = lookup_ioctx(ctx_id);
> 						io_destroy()
>     Now do_io_submit() holds the last reference to ctx.
>     ...
>     queue new AIO
>     put_ioctx(ctx) - frees ctx with active AIOs
> 
> We solve this issue by checking whether ctx is being destroyed
> in AIO submission path after adding new AIO to ctx. Then we
> are guaranteed that either io_destroy() waits for new AIO or
> we see that ctx is being destroyed and bail out.
> 
> Reviewed-by: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> CC: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>
> 
> ---
> fs/aio.c |   15 +++++++++++++++
>  1 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/aio.c b/fs/aio.c
> index b4dd668..0244c04 100644
> --- a/fs/aio.c
> +++ b/fs/aio.c
> @@ -1642,6 +1642,21 @@ static int io_submit_one(struct kioctx *ctx, struct iocb __user *user_iocb,
>  		goto out_put_req;
>  
>  	spin_lock_irq(&ctx->ctx_lock);
> +	/*
> +	 * We could have raced with io_destroy() and are currently holding a
> +	 * reference to ctx which should be destroyed. We cannot submit IO
> +	 * since ctx gets freed as soon as io_submit() puts its reference.
> +	 * The check here is reliable since io_destroy() sets ctx->dead before
> +	 * waiting for outstanding IO. Thus if we don't see ctx->dead set here,
> +	 * io_destroy() waits for our IO to finish.
> +	 * The check is inside ctx->ctx_lock to avoid extra memory barrier
> +	 * in this fast path...
> +	 */

When reading this comment, and with all of the recient discussions I
had with Paul in the smp ipi thread (especially with resepect to third
party writes), I looked to see that the spinlock was paired with the
spinlock to set dead in io_destroy.  It is not.   It took me some time
to find that the paired lock is actually in wait_for_all_aios.  Also,
dead is also set in aio_cancel_all which is under the same spinlock.

Please update this lack of memory barrier comment to reflect the locking.

> +	if (ctx->dead) {
> +		spin_unlock_irq(&ctx->ctx_lock);
> +		ret = -EINVAL;
> +		goto out_put_req;
> +	}
>  	aio_run_iocb(req);
>  	if (!list_empty(&ctx->run_list)) {
>  		/* drain the run list */

thanks,
milton

  reply	other threads:[~2011-02-15 16:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-02-15 12:59 [PATCH 0/2] aio: Fix use after free bugs Jan Kara
2011-02-15 12:59 ` [PATCH 1/2] fs: Fix aio rcu ioctx lookup Jan Kara
2011-02-15 12:59 ` [PATCH 2/2] fs: Fix race between io_destroy() and io_submit() in AIO Jan Kara
2011-02-15 12:59   ` Milton Miller [this message]
2011-02-15 17:16     ` [2/2] " Jan Kara
2011-02-15 18:50       ` Milton Miller
2011-02-15 19:15         ` Jan Kara
2011-02-15 19:33           ` Jan Kara
2011-02-15 13:55 ` [PATCH 0/2] aio: Fix use after free bugs Jeff Moyer

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