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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] posix-timers: fix creation race
On 08/12, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>
> On Sun, 2007-08-12 at 21:05 +0400, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > sys_timer_create() sets ->it_process and unlocks ->siglock, then checks
> > tmr->it_sigev_notify to define if get_task_struct() is needed.
> >
> > We already passed ->it_id to the caller, another thread can delete this
> > timer and free its memory in between.
> >
> > As a minimal fix, move this code under ->siglock, sys_timer_delete() takes
> > it too before calling release_posix_timer(). A proper serialization would
> > be to take ->it_lock, we add a partly initialized timer on posix_timers_id,
> > not good.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
>
> Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

Oooh, thanks, but...

> > --- t/kernel/posix-timers.c~2_CREATE 2007-08-12 17:59:17.000000000 +0400
> > +++ t/kernel/posix-timers.c 2007-08-12 18:11:33.000000000 +0400
> > @@ -547,13 +547,12 @@ sys_timer_create(const clockid_t which_c
> > new_timer->it_process = process;
> > list_add(&new_timer->list,
> > &process->signal->posix_timers);
> > - spin_unlock_irqrestore(&process->sighand->siglock, flags);
> > if (new_timer->it_sigev_notify == (SIGEV_SIGNAL|SIGEV_THREAD_ID))
> > get_task_struct(process);
> > } else {
> > - spin_unlock_irqrestore(&process->sighand->siglock, flags);
> > process = NULL;
> > }
> > + spin_unlock_irqrestore(&process->sighand->siglock, flags);

i'll resend this patch tomorrow. We can't do spin_unlock_irqrestore(&process->...)
if we set process = NULL above.

This all needs a cleanup anyway. The PF_EXITING check and related comment are
bogus.

Other patches do not depend on this one.

Oleg.

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