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SubjectRe: A potential race in drivers/staging/speakup/speakup.ko
Pavel Andrianov, on Mon 05 Sep 2016 12:54:10 +0300, wrote:
> 05.09.2016 12:43, Samuel Thibault пишет:
> >Pavel Andrianov, on Mon 05 Sep 2016 11:51:50 +0300, wrote:
> >>There is a potential race in drivers/staging/speakup/speakup.ko.
> >>All operations with global pointers buff_in and buff_out are performed
> >>without any locks. Thus, a simultaneous write (via synth_buffer_clear or
> >>synth_buffer_add) to the pointers may lead to inconsistent data.
> >>
> >>Should a local lock be used here?
> >
> >AIUI, all callers of these functions have speakup_info.spinlock held.
>
> Regard a call stack
>
> -> synth_direct_store
> -> synth_printf
> -> synth_buffer_add
>
> The functions have not held speakup_info.spinlock.

Apparently there is currently no caller of synth_direct_store and
synth_store. But taking the lock here would be needed indeed.

Samuel

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