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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/4] ARM: amba: Fix race condition with driver_override
On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 03:21:44PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> The driver_override implementation is susceptible to a race condition
> when different threads are reading vs storing a different driver
> override. Add locking to avoid this race condition.
>
> Cfr. commits 6265539776a0810b ("driver core: platform: fix race
> condition with driver_override") and 9561475db680f714 ("PCI: Fix race
> condition with driver_override").
>
> Fixes: 3cf385713460eb2b ("ARM: 8256/1: driver coamba: add device binding path 'driver_override'")
> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
> Reviewed-by: Todd Kjos <tkjos@google.com>
> Cc: stable <stable@vger.kernel.org>
> ---
> drivers/amba/bus.c | 11 +++++++++--
> 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/amba/bus.c b/drivers/amba/bus.c
> index 6ffd778352e6d953..36c5653ced5742b7 100644
> --- a/drivers/amba/bus.c
> +++ b/drivers/amba/bus.c
> @@ -69,8 +69,12 @@ static ssize_t driver_override_show(struct device *_dev,
> struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf)
> {
> struct amba_device *dev = to_amba_device(_dev);
> + ssize_t len;
>
> - return sprintf(buf, "%s\n", dev->driver_override);
> + device_lock(_dev);
> + len = sprintf(buf, "%s\n", dev->driver_override);
> + device_unlock(_dev);
> + return len;
> }
>
> static ssize_t driver_override_store(struct device *_dev,
> @@ -78,7 +82,7 @@ static ssize_t driver_override_store(struct device *_dev,
> const char *buf, size_t count)
> {
> struct amba_device *dev = to_amba_device(_dev);
> - char *driver_override, *old = dev->driver_override, *cp;
> + char *driver_override, *old, *cp;
>
> if (count > PATH_MAX)
> return -EINVAL;
> @@ -91,12 +95,15 @@ static ssize_t driver_override_store(struct device *_dev,
> if (cp)
> *cp = '\0';
>
> + device_lock(_dev);
> + old = dev->driver_override;
> if (strlen(driver_override)) {
> dev->driver_override = driver_override;
> } else {
> kfree(driver_override);
> dev->driver_override = NULL;
> }
> + device_unlock(_dev);
>
> kfree(old);
>
> --
> 2.7.4

As this should go to stable kernels, I've fixed it up to apply without
patch 1 as that's not a real "fix" that anyone needs...

Please try to remember to put fixes first, and then "trivial" things
later on in a series.

thanks,

greg k-h

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