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SubjectRe: [PATCH] robust futex thread exit race

* Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:

>
> On Sun, 30 Sep 2007, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Ingo,
> > > I finally found the bug that causes tst-robust8 from the glibc to fail
> > > on s390x. Turned out to be a common code problem with the processing of
> > > the robust futex list. The patch below fixes the bug for me.
> >
> > good catch! A quick preliminary review of your patch indicates it's fine
> > - and it might be v2.6.23 material.
> >
> > Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
>
> Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>
> > > Calling handle_futex_death in exit_robust_list for the different
> > > robust mutexes of a thread basically frees the mutex. Another thread
> > > might grab the lock immediately which updates the next pointer of the
> > > mutex. fetch_robust_entry over the next pointer might therefore branch
> > > into the robust mutex list of a different thread. This can cause two
> > > problems: 1) some mutexes held by the dead thread are not getting
> > > freed and 2) some mutexs held by a different thread are freed. The
> > > next point need to be read before calling handle_futex_death.
> >
> > nasty race... Ulrich, Thomas, do you concur?
>
> Yes. Where do they sell those brown paperbags again ?

i've still got plenty of them stacked up, can pass over a few. (i'm
getting them cheap from the manufacturer - large quantity discount)

Ingo
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