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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] scsi: ufs: Protect PM ops and err_handler from user access through sysfs
Hi Bean,

On 2021-01-06 02:38, Bean Huo wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-01-05 at 09:07 +0800, Can Guo wrote:
>> On 2021-01-05 04:05, Bean Huo wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2021-01-02 at 05:59 -0800, Can Guo wrote:
>> > > + * @shutting_down: flag to check if shutdown has been invoked
>> >
>> > I am not much sure if this flag is need, since once PM going in
>> > shutdown path, what will be returnded by pm_runtime_get_sync()?
>> >
>> > If pm_runtime_get_sync() will fail, just check its return.
>> >
>>
>> That depends. During/after shutdown, for UFS's case only,
>> pm_runtime_get_sync(hba->dev) will most likely return 0,
>> because it is already RUNTIME_ACTIVE, pm_runtime_get_sync()
>> will directly return 0... meaning you cannot count on it.
>>
>> Check Stanley's change -
>> https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/1341389/
>>
>> Can Guo.
>
> Can,
>
> Thanks for pointing out that.
>
> Based on my understanding, that patch is redundent. maybe I
> misundestood Linux shutdown sequence.

Sorry, do you mean Stanley's change is redundant?

>
> I checked the shutdown flow:
>
> 1. Set the "system_state" variable
> 2. Disable usermod to ensure that no user from userspace can start a
> request

I hope it is like what you interpreted, but step #2 only stops UMH(#265)
but not all user space activities. Whereas, UMH is for kernel space
calling
user space.

264 system_state = state;
265 usermodehelper_disable();
266 device_shutdown();

Thanks,
Can Guo.

> 3. device_shutdown()
> So, userspace thread can not start a request to trigger runtime
> resume(pm_runtime_get_sync) after step 2.
>
> also, no need to add that flag to checkup if shutdwon is running,
> maybe it is better to check variable system_state:
>
> if (system_state == SYSTEM_POWER_OFF || system_state == SYSTEM_HALT
> || system_state == SYSTEM_RESTART)
> //shutdown start
>
>
> I still hope Rafael or someone else can confirm that if
> pm_runtime_get_sync() will really return ok in shutdown flow.
>
>
> thanks,
> Bean
>
>>
>> > Hi Rafael
>> > would you please help us confirm this?
>> >
>> > thanks,
>> > Bean

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