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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] hw_random: fix unregister race.
On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 12:18:24PM +0930, Rusty Russell wrote:
> The previous patch added one potential problem: we can still be
> reading from a hwrng when it's unregistered. Add a wait for zero
> in the hwrng_unregister path.
>
> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
> ---
> drivers/char/hw_random/core.c | 5 +++++
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/char/hw_random/core.c b/drivers/char/hw_random/core.c
> index dc9092a1075d..b4a21e9521cf 100644
> --- a/drivers/char/hw_random/core.c
> +++ b/drivers/char/hw_random/core.c
> @@ -60,6 +60,7 @@ static DEFINE_MUTEX(rng_mutex);
> static DEFINE_MUTEX(reading_mutex);
> static int data_avail;
> static u8 *rng_buffer, *rng_fillbuf;
> +static DECLARE_WAIT_QUEUE_HEAD(rng_done);
> static unsigned short current_quality;
> static unsigned short default_quality; /* = 0; default to "off" */
>
> @@ -98,6 +99,7 @@ static inline void cleanup_rng(struct kref *kref)
>
> if (rng->cleanup)
> rng->cleanup(rng);
> + wake_up_all(&rng_done);
> }
>
> static void set_current_rng(struct hwrng *rng)
> @@ -529,6 +531,9 @@ void hwrng_unregister(struct hwrng *rng)
> }
>
> mutex_unlock(&rng_mutex);
> +
> + /* Just in case rng is reading right now, wait. */
> + wait_event(rng_done, atomic_read(&rng->ref.refcount) == 0);

While it's obviously better than what we have now, I don't believe
this is 100% safe as the cleanup function might still be running
even after the ref count hits zero. Once we return from this function
the module may be unloaded so we need to ensure that nothing is
running at this point.

Cheers,
--
Email: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
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