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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 01/11] iommu/iova: Fix race between FQ timeout and teardown
On 2021-12-10 18:04, John Garry via iommu wrote:
> On 10/12/2021 17:54, Robin Murphy wrote:
>> From: Xiongfeng Wang<>
>> It turns out to be possible for hotplugging out a device to reach the
>> stage of tearing down the device's group and default domain before the
>> domain's flush queue has drained naturally. At this point, it is then
>> possible for the timeout to expire just*before*  the del_timer() call
> super nit: "just*before*  the" - needs a whitespace before "before" :)

Weird... the original patch file here and the copy received by lore via
linux-iommu look fine, gremlins in your MUA or delivery path perhaps?

>> from free_iova_flush_queue(), such that we then proceed to free the FQ
>> resources while fq_flush_timeout() is still accessing them on another
>> CPU. Crashes due to this have been observed in the wild while removing
>> NVMe devices.
>> Close the race window by using del_timer_sync() to safely wait for any
>> active timeout handler to finish before we start to free things. We
>> already avoid any locking in free_iova_flush_queue() since the FQ is
>> supposed to be inactive anyway, so the potential deadlock scenario does
>> not apply.
>> Fixes: 9a005a800ae8 ("iommu/iova: Add flush timer")
>> Signed-off-by: Xiongfeng Wang<>
>> [ rm: rewrite commit message ]
>> Signed-off-by: Robin Murphy<>
> Reviewed-by: John Garry <>

Thanks John!


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