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Subject[PATCH 1/1] x86/fpu: x86/fpu: avoid math_state_restore() without used_math() in __restore_xstate_sig()
math_state_restore() assumes it is called with irqs disabled, but
this is not true if the caller is __restore_xstate_sig().

This means that if ia32_fxstate == T and __copy_from_user() fails
__restore_xstate_sig() returns with irqs disabled too. This trgiggers

BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/locking/rwsem.c:41
[<ffffffff81381499>] dump_stack+0x59/0xa0
[<ffffffff8106bd05>] ___might_sleep+0x105/0x110
[<ffffffff8138786d>] ? _raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x3d/0x70
[<ffffffff8106bd8d>] __might_sleep+0x7d/0xb0
[<ffffffff81385426>] down_read+0x26/0xa0
[<ffffffff8138788a>] ? _raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x5a/0x70
[<ffffffff81136038>] print_vma_addr+0x58/0x130
[<ffffffff8100239e>] signal_fault+0xbe/0xf0
[<ffffffff810419aa>] sys32_rt_sigreturn+0xba/0xd0

Change __restore_xstate_sig() to call set_used_math() unconditionally,
this avoids sti/cli in math_state_restore(). If copy_from_user() fails
we can simply do fpu_finit() by hand.

Note: this is only the first step. math_state_restore() should not check
used_math(), it should set this flag. While init_fpu() should simply die.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <>
Cc: <>
arch/x86/kernel/xsave.c | 7 ++++---
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/xsave.c b/arch/x86/kernel/xsave.c
index de9dcf8..dff0ec2 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/xsave.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/xsave.c
@@ -378,7 +378,7 @@ int __restore_xstate_sig(void __user *buf, void __user *buf_fx, int size)
* thread's fpu state, reconstruct fxstate from the fsave
* header. Sanitize the copied state etc.
- struct xsave_struct *xsave = &tsk->thread.fpu.state->xsave;
+ struct fpu *fpu = &tsk->thread.fpu;
struct user_i387_ia32_struct env;
int err = 0;

@@ -392,14 +392,15 @@ int __restore_xstate_sig(void __user *buf, void __user *buf_fx, int size)

- if (__copy_from_user(xsave, buf_fx, state_size) ||
+ if (__copy_from_user(&fpu->state->xsave, buf_fx, state_size) ||
__copy_from_user(&env, buf, sizeof(env))) {
+ fpu_finit(fpu);
err = -1;
} else {
sanitize_restored_xstate(tsk, &env, xstate_bv, fx_only);
- set_used_math();

+ set_used_math();
if (use_eager_fpu()) {

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