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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] TTY: ldisc, fix open flag handling
On 11/29/2010 10:50 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 12:27:54AM +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>> When a concrete ldisc open fails in tty_ldisc_open, we forget to clear
>> TTY_LDISC_OPEN. This causes a false warning on the next ldisc open:
>> WARNING: at drivers/char/tty_ldisc.c:445 tty_ldisc_open+0x26/0x38()
>> Hardware name: System Product Name
>> Modules linked in: ...
>> Pid: 5251, comm: a.out Tainted: G W 2.6.32-5-686 #1
>> Call Trace:
>> [<c1030321>] ? warn_slowpath_common+0x5e/0x8a
>> [<c1030357>] ? warn_slowpath_null+0xa/0xc
>> [<c119311c>] ? tty_ldisc_open+0x26/0x38
>> [<c11936c5>] ? tty_set_ldisc+0x218/0x304
>> ...
>>
>> So clear the bit when failing...
>>
>> Introduced in c65c9bc3efa (tty: rewrite the ldisc locking) back in
>> 2.6.31-rc1.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>
>> Cc: Alan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com>
>> Reported-by: Sergey Lapin <slapin@ossfans.org>
>> Tested-by: Sergey Lapin <slapin@ossfans.org>
>
> Is this still needed, or can I just use your:
> [PATCH v2 1/2] TTY: don't allow reopen when ldisc is changing
> patch instead?

This patch is still needed, it fixes a fail path.

Other than that there are 3 races in 2.6.36, one of them is introduced
in 2.6.36, the rest in 2.6.32. For each bug there is a single patch I sent:
* TTY: open/hangup race fixup
- introduced in 2.6.36
- open vs hangup race
* TTY: don't allow reopen when ldisc is changing
- tiocsetd vs open race
* TTY: ldisc, fix open flag handling
- this you are asking about
- when ldisc->open fails, we blow up
* Char: TTY, restore tty_ldisc_wait_idle
- this is in 37-rc2 already
- multiple opens followed by tiocsetd blows the machine up

All of them are stable candidates (but I would give them some time in
HEAD to see if something breaks, since I opened a can of worms). The
first one is applicable only to 2.6.36 indeed.

thanks,
--
js
suse labs


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