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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nbd: fix race in ioctl
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On 07/29/2016 04:55 AM, Vegard Nossum wrote:
> On 05/30/2016 02:58 PM, Markus Pargmann wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Friday 27 May 2016 12:59:35 Vegard Nossum wrote:
>>> Quentin ran into this bug:
>>>
>>> WARNING: CPU: 64 PID: 10085 at fs/sysfs/dir.c:31
>>> sysfs_warn_dup+0x65/0x80
>
> [...]
>
>>> It seems fairly obvious that device_create_file() is not being protected
>>> from being run concurrently on the same nbd.
>>>
>>> Quentin found the following relevant commits:
>>>
>>> 1a2ad21 nbd: add locking to nbd_ioctl
>>> 90b8f28 [PATCH] end of methods switch: remove the old ones
>>> d4430d6 [PATCH] beginning of methods conversion
>>> 08f8585 [PATCH] move block_device_operations to blkdev.h
>>>
>>> It would seem that the race was introduced in the process of moving nbd
>>> from BKL to unlocked ioctls.
>>>
>>> By setting nbd->task_recv while the mutex is held, we can prevent other
>>> processes from running concurrently (since nbd->task_recv is also
>>> checked
>>> while the mutex is held).
>>>
>>> Reported-and-tested-by: Quentin Casasnovas
>>> <quentin.casasnovas@oracle.com>
>>> Cc: Markus Pargmann <mpa@pengutronix.de>
>>> Cc: Paul Clements <paul.clements@steeleye.com>
>>> Cc: Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz>
>>> Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@fb.com>
>>> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
>>> Signed-off-by: Vegard Nossum <vegard.nossum@oracle.com>
>>
>> Thanks, applied.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>>
>> Markus
>
> Hi,
>
> I didn't see this patch in the batch that went into 4.8, so I'm just
> following up to make sure it doesn't get lost.
>
> Moreover, it should also probably go into stable.

I have applied it for 4.8.

--
Jens Axboe

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