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SubjectRe: [tpmdd-devel] [RFC PATCH 1/2] tee: generic TEE subsystem
On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:30:54AM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 09:50:56AM +0200, Jens Wiklander wrote:
> > + teedev = devm_kzalloc(dev, sizeof(*teedev), GFP_KERNEL);
> [..]
> > + rc = misc_register(&teedev->miscdev);
> [..]
> > +void tee_unregister(struct tee_device *teedev)
> > +{
> [..]
> > + misc_deregister(&teedev->miscdev);
> > +}
> [..]
> >+static int optee_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
> >+{
> >+ tee_unregister(optee->teedev);
>
> Isn't that a potential use after free? AFAIK misc_deregister does not
> guarentee the miscdev will no longer be accessed after it returns, and
> the devm will free it after optee_remove returns.
>
> Memory backing a stuct device needs to be freed via the release
> function.

Out of interest, which struct device are you talking about here?

struct tee_device contains two things - a struct device _pointer_ to the
device passed into the registration function, and a miscdev.

A miscdev contains two struct device _pointers_ - a pointer to the parent
device, and a pointer to the char class device. As both of these are
pointers, freeing struct tee_device does not free the memory underlying
any device structure.

What does need to be taken care of is that unbinding the parent device
may cause an already-open user of the userspace interface to dereference
the memory which was freed. Tying this to the lifetime of a struct
device doesn't seem right.

I would suggest adding a kref to struct tee_device and use that to manage
the lifetime of that structure - incrementing the refcount on fops->open
and dropping it at fops->release time, so that the struct is automatically
freed when the last user closes the miscdev after the device has been
unbound. You should probably also have a flag to indicate that the device
is no longer present too to prevent further userspace IO.

It would be nice if miscdev provided help with this...

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