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SubjectRe: [PATCH] printk/console: Check consistent sequence number when handling race in console_unlock()
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On 2021-06-29, Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com> wrote:
> The standard printk() tries to flush the message to the console
> immediately. It tries to take the console lock. If the lock is
> already taken then the current owner is responsible for flushing
> even the new message.
>
> There is a small race window between checking whether a new message is
> available and releasing the console lock. It is solved by re-checking
> the state after releasing the console lock. If the check is positive
> then console_unlock() tries to take the lock again and process the new
> message as well.
>
> The commit 996e966640ddea7b535c ("printk: remove logbuf_lock") causes that
> console_seq is not longer read atomically. As a result, the re-check might
> be done with an inconsistent 64-bit index.
>
> Solve it by using the last sequence number that has been checked under
> the console lock. In the worst case, it will take the lock again only
> to realized that the new message has already been proceed. But it
> was possible even before.
>
> Fixes: commit 996e966640ddea7b535c ("printk: remove logbuf_lock")
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # 5.13
> Signed-off-by: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>

Reviewed-by: John Ogness <john.ogness@linutronix.de>

Good catch.

John

> ---
> kernel/printk/printk.c | 7 +++++--
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/printk/printk.c b/kernel/printk/printk.c
> index 142a58d124d9..87411084075e 100644
> --- a/kernel/printk/printk.c
> +++ b/kernel/printk/printk.c
> @@ -2545,6 +2545,7 @@ void console_unlock(void)
> bool do_cond_resched, retry;
> struct printk_info info;
> struct printk_record r;
> + u64 next_seq;
>
> if (console_suspended) {
> up_console_sem();
> @@ -2654,8 +2655,10 @@ void console_unlock(void)
> cond_resched();
> }
>
> - console_locked = 0;
> + /* Get consistent value of the next-to-be-used sequence number. */
> + next_seq = console_seq;
>
> + console_locked = 0;
> up_console_sem();
>
> /*
> @@ -2664,7 +2667,7 @@ void console_unlock(void)
> * there's a new owner and the console_unlock() from them will do the
> * flush, no worries.
> */
> - retry = prb_read_valid(prb, console_seq, NULL);
> + retry = prb_read_valid(prb, next_seq, NULL);
> printk_safe_exit_irqrestore(flags);
>
> if (retry && console_trylock())
> --
> 2.26.2

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