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SubjectRE: [PATCH] net: convert sk_filter.refcnt from atomic_t to refcount_t
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> Hello!
>
> On 3/18/2017 3:58 PM, Elena Reshetova wrote:
>
> > refcount_t type and corresponding API should be
> > used instead of atomic_t when the variable is used as
> > a reference counter. This allows to avoid accidental
> > refcounter overflows that might lead to use-after-free
> > situations.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Elena Reshetova <elena.reshetova@intel.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Hans Liljestrand <ishkamiel@gmail.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> > Signed-off-by: David Windsor <dwindsor@gmail.com>
> [...]
> > diff --git a/net/core/filter.c b/net/core/filter.c
> > index ebaeaf2..62267e2 100644
> > --- a/net/core/filter.c
> > +++ b/net/core/filter.c
> [...]
> > @@ -1179,12 +1179,13 @@ static int __sk_attach_prog(struct bpf_prog *prog,
> struct sock *sk)
> > return -ENOMEM;
> >
> > fp->prog = prog;
> > - atomic_set(&fp->refcnt, 0);
> > + refcount_set(&fp->refcnt, 1);
> >
> > if (!sk_filter_charge(sk, fp)) {
> > kfree(fp);
> > return -ENOMEM;
> > }
> > + refcount_set(&fp->refcnt, 1);
>
> Why do it twice?
>
> [...]
>
> MBR, Sergei

Sorry I just realized that I had unsquashed changes when I sent this patch, so this is still the old version.
Will send a new one now.

Best Regards,
Elena.

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