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SubjectPatch: Fix serial module use count (2.4.16 _and_ 2.5)
Hi,

The existing serial.c contains a nice module use count bug which is easily
triggerable. Without anything connected to ttyS0, do:

stty -clocal -F /dev/ttyS0
stty -aF /dev/ttyS0

Hit ^c, lsmod shows use count of -1. Repeat to decrement further.

Here's a patch that fixes this bogosity - please see the comment within
the patch for the reason.

Marcelo, please apply to both 2.4.
Linus, please apply to 2.5 as a stop-gap until my new serial drivers are
ready to be merged.

Thanks.

--- linux-orig/drivers/char/serial.c Tue Nov 13 12:37:12 2001
+++ linux/drivers/char/serial.c Thu Nov 29 13:07:52 2001
@@ -3133,6 +3133,10 @@
* enables interrupts for a serial port, linking in its async structure into
* the IRQ chain. It also performs the serial-specific
* initialization for the tty structure.
+ *
+ * Note that on failure, we don't decrement the module use count - the tty
+ * later will call rs_close, which will decrement it for us as long as
+ * tty->driver_data is set non-NULL. --rmk
*/
static int rs_open(struct tty_struct *tty, struct file * filp)
{
@@ -3153,10 +3157,8 @@
}
tty->driver_data = info;
info->tty = tty;
- if (serial_paranoia_check(info, tty->device, "rs_open")) {
- MOD_DEC_USE_COUNT;
+ if (serial_paranoia_check(info, tty->device, "rs_open"))
return -ENODEV;
- }

#ifdef SERIAL_DEBUG_OPEN
printk("rs_open %s%d, count = %d\n", tty->driver.name, info->line,
@@ -3171,10 +3173,8 @@
*/
if (!tmp_buf) {
page = get_zeroed_page(GFP_KERNEL);
- if (!page) {
- MOD_DEC_USE_COUNT;
+ if (!page)
return -ENOMEM;
- }
if (tmp_buf)
free_page(page);
else
@@ -3188,7 +3188,6 @@
(info->flags & ASYNC_CLOSING)) {
if (info->flags & ASYNC_CLOSING)
interruptible_sleep_on(&info->close_wait);
- MOD_DEC_USE_COUNT;
#ifdef SERIAL_DO_RESTART
return ((info->flags & ASYNC_HUP_NOTIFY) ?
-EAGAIN : -ERESTARTSYS);
@@ -3201,10 +3200,8 @@
* Start up serial port
*/
retval = startup(info);
- if (retval) {
- MOD_DEC_USE_COUNT;
+ if (retval)
return retval;
- }

retval = block_til_ready(tty, filp, info);
if (retval) {
@@ -3212,7 +3209,6 @@
printk("rs_open returning after block_til_ready with %d\n",
retval);
#endif
- MOD_DEC_USE_COUNT;
return retval;
}


--
Russell King (rmk@arm.linux.org.uk) The developer of ARM Linux
http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/personal/aboutme.html

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