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Subject[PATCH 4.4 13/74] timers: Plug locking race vs. timer migration
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4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

commit b831275a3553c32091222ac619cfddd73a5553fb upstream.

Linus noticed that lock_timer_base() lacks a READ_ONCE() for accessing the
timer flags. As a consequence the compiler is allowed to reload the flags
between the initial check for TIMER_MIGRATION and the following timer base
computation and the spin lock of the base.

While this has not been observed (yet), we need to make sure that it never
happens.

Fixes: 0eeda71bc30d ("timer: Replace timer base by a cpu index")
Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/alpine.DEB.2.20.1610241711220.4983@nanos
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Mike Galbraith <mgalbraith@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
kernel/time/timer.c | 9 ++++++++-
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/kernel/time/timer.c
+++ b/kernel/time/timer.c
@@ -764,8 +764,15 @@ static struct tvec_base *lock_timer_base
__acquires(timer->base->lock)
{
for (;;) {
- u32 tf = timer->flags;
struct tvec_base *base;
+ u32 tf;
+
+ /*
+ * We need to use READ_ONCE() here, otherwise the compiler
+ * might re-read @tf between the check for TIMER_MIGRATING
+ * and spin_lock().
+ */
+ tf = READ_ONCE(timer->flags);

if (!(tf & TIMER_MIGRATING)) {
base = per_cpu_ptr(&tvec_bases, tf & TIMER_CPUMASK);

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