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SubjectRe: [lm-sensors] [patch 1/5] hwmon: Convert fschmd to unlocked_ioctl
Hi,

On 11/06/2009 02:15 PM, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
>
> Sorry for the late answer.
>
> On Thu, 15 Oct 2009 20:28:31 -0000, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> The conversion of fschmd watchdog ioctl to unlocked_ioctl needs to
>> protect the static watchdog_info variable for the WDIOC_GETSUPPORT
>> command.
>>
>> All other commands are safe w/o BKL as the called watchdog functions
>> are already serialized with watchdog_lock of the sensor.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner<tglx@linutronix.de>
>> Cc: lm-sensors@lm-sensors.org
>> ---
>> drivers/hwmon/fschmd.c | 8 +++++---
>> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> Index: linux-2.6-tip/drivers/hwmon/fschmd.c
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux-2.6-tip.orig/drivers/hwmon/fschmd.c
>> +++ linux-2.6-tip/drivers/hwmon/fschmd.c
>> @@ -844,8 +844,8 @@ static ssize_t watchdog_write(struct fil
>> return count;
>> }
>>
>> -static int watchdog_ioctl(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp,
>> - unsigned int cmd, unsigned long arg)
>> +static long watchdog_ioctl(struct file *filp, unsigned int cmd,
>> + unsigned long arg)
>> {
>> static struct watchdog_info ident = {
>> .options = WDIOF_KEEPALIVEPING | WDIOF_SETTIMEOUT |
>> @@ -857,11 +857,13 @@ static int watchdog_ioctl(struct inode *
>>
>> switch (cmd) {
>> case WDIOC_GETSUPPORT:
>> + mutex_lock(&watchdog_data_mutex);
>> ident.firmware_version = data->revision;
>> if (!nowayout)
>> ident.options |= WDIOF_MAGICCLOSE;
>> if (copy_to_user((void __user *)arg,&ident, sizeof(ident)))
>> ret = -EFAULT;
>> + mutex_unlock(&watchdog_data_mutex);
>> break;
>
> I'm not sure why we need to hold the mutex here? My understanding is
> that watchdog_data_mutex protects watchdog_data_list and each
> watchdog's kref. And the above code doesn't touch either.
>
> What I am more worried about is why ident is declared static. This
> looks like a bug to me. Instead of abusing watchdog_data_mutex to
> workaround this, I'd rather remove the "static". I guess that the
> current code happens to work because neither data->revision nor
> nowayout can change over time, but this looks needlessly fragile.
>
> Hans, any comment?
>

Note I'm on the road so do not have the code at question handy, but
I agree having ident static is not needed and is what needs to be fixed
here.

Regards,

Hans


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