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SubjectRe: [PATCH net v5] net: lapb: Add locking to the lapb module
On Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:07:05 +0100 Martin Schiller wrote:
> On 2021-01-21 01:21, Xie He wrote:
> > In the lapb module, the timers may run concurrently with other code in
> > this module, and there is currently no locking to prevent the code from
> > racing on "struct lapb_cb". This patch adds locking to prevent racing.
> >
> > 1. Add "spinlock_t lock" to "struct lapb_cb"; Add "spin_lock_bh" and
> > "spin_unlock_bh" to APIs, timer functions and notifier functions.
> >
> > 2. Add "bool t1timer_stop, t2timer_stop" to "struct lapb_cb" to make us
> > able to ask running timers to abort; Modify "lapb_stop_t1timer" and
> > "lapb_stop_t2timer" to make them able to abort running timers;
> > Modify "lapb_t2timer_expiry" and "lapb_t1timer_expiry" to make them
> > abort after they are stopped by "lapb_stop_t1timer",
> > "lapb_stop_t2timer",
> > and "lapb_start_t1timer", "lapb_start_t2timer".
> >
> > 3. Let lapb_unregister wait for other API functions and running timers
> > to stop.
> >
> > 4. The lapb_device_event function calls lapb_disconnect_request. In
> > order to avoid trying to hold the lock twice, add a new function named
> > "__lapb_disconnect_request" which assumes the lock is held, and make
> > it called by lapb_disconnect_request and lapb_device_event.
> >
> > Fixes: 1da177e4c3f4 ("Linux-2.6.12-rc2")
> > Cc: Martin Schiller <ms@dev.tdt.de>
> > Signed-off-by: Xie He <xie.he.0141@gmail.com>
>
> I don't have the opportunity to test this at the moment, but code looks
> reasonable so far. Have you tested this at runtime?

Are you okay with this being merged or would you like to review
further/test?

Nothing jumps out to me either (other than a few nit picks).

> > Change from v4:
> > Make lapb_unregister wait for other refs to "lapb" to drop, to ensure
> > that other LAPB API calls have all finished.
> >
> > Change from v3:
> > In lapb_unregister make sure the self-restarting t1timer has really
> > been
> > stopped.
> >
> > Change from v2:
> > Create a new __lapb_disconnect_request function to reduce redundant
> > code.
> >
> > Change from v1:
> > Broke long lines to keep the line lengths within 80 characters.

> > @@ -178,11 +182,23 @@ int lapb_unregister(struct net_device *dev)
> > goto out;
> > lapb_put(lapb);
> >
> > + /* Wait for other refs to "lapb" to drop */
> > + while (refcount_read(&lapb->refcnt) > 2)
> > + ;

Tight loop like this is a little scary, perhaps add a small
usleep_range() here?

> > +
> > + spin_lock_bh(&lapb->lock);
> > +
> > lapb_stop_t1timer(lapb);
> > lapb_stop_t2timer(lapb);
> >
> > lapb_clear_queues(lapb);
> >
> > + spin_unlock_bh(&lapb->lock);
> > +
> > + /* Wait for running timers to stop */
> > + del_timer_sync(&lapb->t1timer);
> > + del_timer_sync(&lapb->t2timer);
> > +
> > __lapb_remove_cb(lapb);
> >
> > lapb_put(lapb);

> > -int lapb_disconnect_request(struct net_device *dev)
> > +static int __lapb_disconnect_request(struct lapb_cb *lapb)
> > {
> > - struct lapb_cb *lapb = lapb_devtostruct(dev);
> > - int rc = LAPB_BADTOKEN;
> > -
> > - if (!lapb)
> > - goto out;
> > -
> > switch (lapb->state) {
> > case LAPB_STATE_0:
> > - rc = LAPB_NOTCONNECTED;
> > - goto out_put;
> > + return LAPB_NOTCONNECTED;
> >
> > case LAPB_STATE_1:
> > lapb_dbg(1, "(%p) S1 TX DISC(1)\n", lapb->dev);
> > @@ -310,12 +328,10 @@ int lapb_disconnect_request(struct net_device
> > *dev)
> > lapb_send_control(lapb, LAPB_DISC, LAPB_POLLON, LAPB_COMMAND);
> > lapb->state = LAPB_STATE_0;
> > lapb_start_t1timer(lapb);
> > - rc = LAPB_NOTCONNECTED;
> > - goto out_put;
> > + return LAPB_NOTCONNECTED;
> >
> > case LAPB_STATE_2:
> > - rc = LAPB_OK;
> > - goto out_put;
> > + return LAPB_OK;
> > }
> >
> > lapb_clear_queues(lapb);
> > @@ -328,8 +344,22 @@ int lapb_disconnect_request(struct net_device
> > *dev)
> > lapb_dbg(1, "(%p) S3 DISC(1)\n", lapb->dev);
> > lapb_dbg(0, "(%p) S3 -> S2\n", lapb->dev);
> >
> > - rc = LAPB_OK;
> > -out_put:
> > + return LAPB_OK;
> > +}

Since this is a fix for net, I'd advise against converting the goto
into direct returns (as much as I generally like such conversion).


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