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SubjectRe: Race between release_tty() and vt_disallocate()
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On Monday, August 14, 2017 1:39:47 PM CEST Alan Cox wrote:

> > the tty closes and that leads to tty->count dropping to zero
> > before we call tty_buffer_cancel_work() on the tty_port that
> > has now been freed.
> >
> > Apparently the locking and/or reference counting between the
> > two code paths is insufficient, but I don't understand enough
> > about tty locking to come up with a fix that doesn't break other
> > things. Please have a look.
>
> I'm actually not sure how we can fix this within the current API. The tty
> port is refcounted (see tty_port_put() and tty_port_tty_get()) so
> any ioctl would end up returning but the console port resources would not
> disappear until that tty finally closed down.

It seems that part of the problem is the lack of tty_port_put/tty_port_get
calls in the VT code.

> The only easy way I can think to keep the current semantics would instead
> be to keep the tty port resources around and indexed somewhere but
> blackhole input to/output from that port or switching to it and also call
> tty_hangup if the port has a tty.

What would still be missing if we just add that reference counting and
delay the freeing of the vc_data/tty_port? I probably missed part of your
analysis, so just throwing this out for discussion.

(not tested, probably wrong as I said)

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>

diff --git a/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c b/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
index 2ebaba16f785..9ab3df49d988 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
@@ -750,6 +750,16 @@ static void visual_init(struct vc_data *vc, int num, int init)
vc->vc_screenbuf_size = vc->vc_rows * vc->vc_size_row;
}

+static void vt_destruct(struct tty_port *port)
+{
+ struct vc_data *vc = container_of(port, struct vc_data, port);
+ kfree(vc);
+}
+
+static const struct tty_port_operations vt_port_operations = {
+ .destruct = vt_destruct,
+};
+
int vc_allocate(unsigned int currcons) /* return 0 on success */
{
struct vt_notifier_param param;
@@ -775,6 +785,7 @@ int vc_allocate(unsigned int currcons) /* return 0 on success */

vc_cons[currcons].d = vc;
tty_port_init(&vc->port);
+ vc->port.ops = &vt_port_operations;
INIT_WORK(&vc_cons[currcons].SAK_work, vc_SAK);

visual_init(vc, currcons, 1);
@@ -2880,14 +2891,16 @@ static int con_install(struct tty_driver *driver, struct tty_struct *tty)
vc = vc_cons[currcons].d;

/* Still being freed */
- if (vc->port.tty) {
+ if (vc->port.tty || !tty_port_get(&vc->port)) {
ret = -ERESTARTSYS;
goto unlock;
}

ret = tty_port_install(&vc->port, driver, tty);
- if (ret)
+ if (ret) {
+ tty_port_put(&vc->port);
goto unlock;
+ }

tty->driver_data = vc;
vc->port.tty = tty;
@@ -2926,6 +2939,11 @@ static void con_shutdown(struct tty_struct *tty)
console_unlock();
}

+static void con_cleanup(struct tty_struct *tty)
+{
+ tty_port_put(tty->port);
+}
+
static int default_color = 7; /* white */
static int default_italic_color = 2; // green (ASCII)
static int default_underline_color = 3; // cyan (ASCII)
@@ -3050,7 +3068,8 @@ static const struct tty_operations con_ops = {
.throttle = con_throttle,
.unthrottle = con_unthrottle,
.resize = vt_resize,
- .shutdown = con_shutdown
+ .shutdown = con_shutdown,
+ .cleanup = con_cleanup,
};

static struct cdev vc0_cdev;
diff --git a/drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c b/drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c
index 96d389cb506c..25aa37a93f58 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c
@@ -292,10 +292,8 @@ static int vt_disallocate(unsigned int vc_num)
vc = vc_deallocate(vc_num);
console_unlock();

- if (vc && vc_num >= MIN_NR_CONSOLES) {
- tty_port_destroy(&vc->port);
- kfree(vc);
- }
+ if (vc && vc_num >= MIN_NR_CONSOLES)
+ tty_port_put(&vc->port);

return ret;
}
@@ -315,10 +313,8 @@ static void vt_disallocate_all(void)
console_unlock();

for (i = 1; i < MAX_NR_CONSOLES; i++) {
- if (vc[i] && i >= MIN_NR_CONSOLES) {
- tty_port_destroy(&vc[i]->port);
- kfree(vc[i]);
- }
+ if (vc[i] && i >= MIN_NR_CONSOLES)
+ tty_port_put(&vc[i]->port);
}
}

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