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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tty: Fix race condition between __tty_buffer_request_room and flush_to_ldisc
On 2014-04-08 14:42, Manfred Schlaegl wrote:
> The race was introduced while development of linux-3.11 by
> e8437d7ecbc50198705331449367d401ebb3181f and
> e9975fdec0138f1b2a85b9624e41660abd9865d4.
> Originally it was found and reproduced on linux-3.12.15 and
> linux-3.12.15-rt25, by sending 500 byte blocks with 115kbaud to the
> target uart in a loop with 100 milliseconds delay.
> In short:
> 1. The consumer flush_to_ldisc is on to remove the head tty_buffer.
> 2. The producer adds a number of bytes, so that a new tty_buffer must
> be allocated and added by __tty_buffer_request_room.
> 3. The consumer removes the head tty_buffer element, without handling
> newly committed data.


Reminder: The Problem is still existent in linux-3.11, 3.12, 3.13. 3.14 and pre 3.15 kernels.

The lastly delivered patch cleanly applies to pre 3.15 (torvalds tree) and 3.14(.1).


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