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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8] ath9k: let sleep be interrupted when unregistering hwrng
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"Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason@zx2c4.com> writes:

> There are two deadlock scenarios that need addressing, which cause
> problems when the computer goes to sleep, the interface is set down, and
> hwrng_unregister() is called. When the deadlock is hit, sleep is delayed
> for tens of seconds, causing it to fail. These scenarios are:
>
> 1) The hwrng kthread can't be stopped while it's sleeping, because it
> uses msleep_interruptible() instead of schedule_timeout_interruptible().
> The fix is a simple moving to the correct function. At the same time,
> we should cleanup a common and useless dmesg splat in the same area.
>
> 2) A normal user thread can't be interrupted by hwrng_unregister() while
> it's sleeping, because hwrng_unregister() is called from elsewhere.
> The solution here is to keep track of which thread is currently
> reading, and asleep, and signal that thread when it's time to
> unregister. There's a bit of book keeping required to prevent
> lifetime issues on current.
>
> Reported-by: Gregory Erwin <gregerwin256@gmail.com>
> Cc: Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke@redhat.com>
> Cc: Kalle Valo <kvalo@kernel.org>
> Cc: Rui Salvaterra <rsalvaterra@gmail.com>
> Cc: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Fixes: fcd09c90c3c5 ("ath9k: use hw_random API instead of directly dumping into random.c")
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/all/CAO+Okf6ZJC5-nTE_EJUGQtd8JiCkiEHytGgDsFGTEjs0c00giw@mail.gmail.com/
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CAO+Okf5k+C+SE6pMVfPf-d8MfVPVq4PO7EY8Hys_DVXtent3HA@mail.gmail.com/
> Link: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/75138
> Signed-off-by: Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason@zx2c4.com>

With the change to EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() for wake_up_state that Kalle has
kindly agreed to fix up while applying:

Acked-by: Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke@toke.dk>

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