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SubjectRe: [1/1] connector/CBUS: new messaging subsystem. Revision number next.
On 4/26/05, Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 13:20:08 -0500
> Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 4/26/05, Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> wrote:
> > > Yes, I found it too.
> > > Following patch should be the solution:
> > >
> > > --- orig/drivers/connector/connector.c
> > > +++ mod/drivers/connector/connector.c
> > > @@ -146,13 +146,16 @@
> > > spin_lock_bh(&dev->cbdev->queue_lock);
> > > list_for_each_entry(__cbq, &dev->cbdev->queue_list, callback_entry) {
> > > if (cn_cb_equal(&__cbq->cb->id, &msg->id)) {
> > > - __cbq->cb->priv = msg;
> > > +
> > > + if (!test_bit(0, &work->pending)) {
> > > + __cbq->cb->priv = msg;
> > >
> > > - __cbq->ddata = data;
> > > - __cbq->destruct_data = destruct_data;
> > > + __cbq->ddata = data;
> > > + __cbq->destruct_data = destruct_data;
> > >
> >
> > Still not good enough - work->pending bit gets cleared when work has
> > been scheduled, but before executing payload. You still have the race.
>
> Data pointer is copied before bit is set,
> but I forget that it is not data, but another pointer
> which may be overwritten.
>
> I think we may finish it by setting skb as data,
> and call kfree_skb() as destructor.
>

Yes, that woudl work, although I would urge you to implement a message
queue for callbacks (probably limit it to 1000 messages or so) to
allow bursting.

> Thank you for your analysis.

You are welcome.

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Dmitry
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