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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] thermal: Fix deadlock in thermal thermal_zone_device_check
On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:15 AM Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On 12/11/2019 21:42, Wei Wang wrote:
> > commit [2] changed cancel_delayed_work to cancel_delayed_work_sync to
> > avoid a use-after-free issue. However, cancel_delayed_work_sync could be
> > called insides the WQ causing deadlock [1].
> >
> > [1]
> > [54109.642398] c0 1162 kworker/u17:1 D 0 11030 2 0x00000000
> > [54109.642437] c0 1162 Workqueue: thermal_passive_wq thermal_zone_device_check
> > [54109.642447] c0 1162 Call trace:
> > [54109.642456] c0 1162 __switch_to+0x138/0x158
> > [54109.642467] c0 1162 __schedule+0xba4/0x1434
> > [54109.642480] c0 1162 schedule_timeout+0xa0/0xb28
> > [54109.642492] c0 1162 wait_for_common+0x138/0x2e8
> > [54109.642511] c0 1162 flush_work+0x348/0x40c
> > [54109.642522] c0 1162 __cancel_work_timer+0x180/0x218
> > [54109.642544] c0 1162 handle_thermal_trip+0x2c4/0x5a4
> > [54109.642553] c0 1162 thermal_zone_device_update+0x1b4/0x25c
> > [54109.642563] c0 1162 thermal_zone_device_check+0x18/0x24
> > [54109.642574] c0 1162 process_one_work+0x3cc/0x69c
> > [54109.642583] c0 1162 worker_thread+0x49c/0x7c0
> > [54109.642593] c0 1162 kthread+0x17c/0x1b0
> > [54109.642602] c0 1162 ret_from_fork+0x10/0x18
> > [54109.643051] c0 1162 kworker/u17:2 D 0 16245 2 0x00000000
> > [54109.643067] c0 1162 Workqueue: thermal_passive_wq thermal_zone_device_check
> > [54109.643077] c0 1162 Call trace:
> > [54109.643085] c0 1162 __switch_to+0x138/0x158
> > [54109.643095] c0 1162 __schedule+0xba4/0x1434
> > [54109.643104] c0 1162 schedule_timeout+0xa0/0xb28
> > [54109.643114] c0 1162 wait_for_common+0x138/0x2e8
> > [54109.643122] c0 1162 flush_work+0x348/0x40c
> > [54109.643131] c0 1162 __cancel_work_timer+0x180/0x218
> > [54109.643141] c0 1162 handle_thermal_trip+0x2c4/0x5a4
> > [54109.643150] c0 1162 thermal_zone_device_update+0x1b4/0x25c
> > [54109.643159] c0 1162 thermal_zone_device_check+0x18/0x24
> > [54109.643167] c0 1162 process_one_work+0x3cc/0x69c
> > [54109.643177] c0 1162 worker_thread+0x49c/0x7c0
> > [54109.643186] c0 1162 kthread+0x17c/0x1b0
> > [54109.643195] c0 1162 ret_from_fork+0x10/0x18
> > [54109.644500] c0 1162 cat D 0 7766 1 0x00000001
> > [54109.644515] c0 1162 Call trace:
> > [54109.644524] c0 1162 __switch_to+0x138/0x158
> > [54109.644536] c0 1162 __schedule+0xba4/0x1434
> > [54109.644546] c0 1162 schedule_preempt_disabled+0x80/0xb0
> > [54109.644555] c0 1162 __mutex_lock+0x3a8/0x7f0
> > [54109.644563] c0 1162 __mutex_lock_slowpath+0x14/0x20
> > [54109.644575] c0 1162 thermal_zone_get_temp+0x84/0x360
> > [54109.644586] c0 1162 temp_show+0x30/0x78
> > [54109.644609] c0 1162 dev_attr_show+0x5c/0xf0
> > [54109.644628] c0 1162 sysfs_kf_seq_show+0xcc/0x1a4
> > [54109.644636] c0 1162 kernfs_seq_show+0x48/0x88
> > [54109.644656] c0 1162 seq_read+0x1f4/0x73c
> > [54109.644664] c0 1162 kernfs_fop_read+0x84/0x318
> > [54109.644683] c0 1162 __vfs_read+0x50/0x1bc
> > [54109.644692] c0 1162 vfs_read+0xa4/0x140
> > [54109.644701] c0 1162 SyS_read+0xbc/0x144
> > [54109.644708] c0 1162 el0_svc_naked+0x34/0x38
> > [54109.845800] c0 1162 D 720.000s 1->7766->7766 cat [panic]
> >
> > Fixes commit 1851799e1d29 ("thermal: Fix use-after-free when
> > unregistering thermal zone device") [2]
>
> It does not fix the problem actually. It is preferable to revert the
> commit 1851799e1d29.
>
The problem as you mentioned is "This one (WQ) blocks because
cancel_delayed_work_sync is owning the lock which in turn waits for
the work to end"
AFAICT, thermal_zone_device_unregister should not take tz->lock and
either be called in WQ context.

>
> The cancel delayed work sync takes the mutex while a cat
> /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp happens which takes the mutex also
> and at the same moment a thermal_zone_device_update() call is done in
> the workqueue context. This one blocks because cancel_delayed_work_sync
> is owning the lock which in turn waits for the work to end.
>
> IMO, that deserves a deeper investigation with the mutex. Probably the
> fix would be to refcount the thermal zone device and see if we can get
> rid of the mutex in some places. If the refcounting is used, the
> function thermal_zone_device_unregister() will be called with the
> guarantee nobody will use it and the mutex can be removed.
>
> > Signed-off-by: Wei Wang <wvw@google.com>
> > ---
> > drivers/thermal/thermal_core.c | 4 ++--
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/thermal/thermal_core.c b/drivers/thermal/thermal_core.c
> > index d4481cc8958f..c28271817e43 100644
> > --- a/drivers/thermal/thermal_core.c
> > +++ b/drivers/thermal/thermal_core.c
> > @@ -304,7 +304,7 @@ static void thermal_zone_device_set_polling(struct thermal_zone_device *tz,
> > &tz->poll_queue,
> > msecs_to_jiffies(delay));
> > else
> > - cancel_delayed_work_sync(&tz->poll_queue);
> > + cancel_delayed_work(&tz->poll_queue);
> > }
> >
> > static void monitor_thermal_zone(struct thermal_zone_device *tz)
> > @@ -1414,7 +1414,7 @@ void thermal_zone_device_unregister(struct thermal_zone_device *tz)
> >
> > mutex_unlock(&thermal_list_lock);
> >
> > - thermal_zone_device_set_polling(tz, 0);
> > + cancel_delayed_work_sync(&tz->poll_queue);
> >
> > thermal_set_governor(tz, NULL);
> >
> >
>
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