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Subject[PATCH 4.14 36/74] crypto: mcryptd - protect the per-CPU queue with a lock
4.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>

commit 9abffc6f2efe46c3564c04312e52e07622d40e51 upstream.

mcryptd_enqueue_request() grabs the per-CPU queue struct and protects
access to it with disabled preemption. Then it schedules a worker on the
same CPU. The worker in mcryptd_queue_worker() guards access to the same
per-CPU variable with disabled preemption.

If we take CPU-hotplug into account then it is possible that between
queue_work_on() and the actual invocation of the worker the CPU goes
down and the worker will be scheduled on _another_ CPU. And here the
preempt_disable() protection does not work anymore. The easiest thing is
to add a spin_lock() to guard access to the list.

Another detail: mcryptd_queue_worker() is not processing more than
MCRYPTD_BATCH invocation in a row. If there are still items left, then
it will invoke queue_work() to proceed with more later. *I* would
suggest to simply drop that check because it does not use a system
workqueue and the workqueue is already marked as "CPU_INTENSIVE". And if
preemption is required then the scheduler should do it.
However if queue_work() is used then the work item is marked as CPU
unbound. That means it will try to run on the local CPU but it may run
on another CPU as well. Especially with CONFIG_DEBUG_WQ_FORCE_RR_CPU=y.
Again, the preempt_disable() won't work here but lock which was
introduced will help.
In order to keep work-item on the local CPU (and avoid RR) I changed it
to queue_work_on().

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

crypto/mcryptd.c | 23 ++++++++++-------------
include/crypto/mcryptd.h | 1 +
2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

--- a/crypto/mcryptd.c
+++ b/crypto/mcryptd.c
@@ -81,6 +81,7 @@ static int mcryptd_init_queue(struct mcr
pr_debug("cpu_queue #%d %p\n", cpu, queue->cpu_queue);
crypto_init_queue(&cpu_queue->queue, max_cpu_qlen);
INIT_WORK(&cpu_queue->work, mcryptd_queue_worker);
+ spin_lock_init(&cpu_queue->q_lock);
return 0;
@@ -104,15 +105,16 @@ static int mcryptd_enqueue_request(struc
int cpu, err;
struct mcryptd_cpu_queue *cpu_queue;

- cpu = get_cpu();
- cpu_queue = this_cpu_ptr(queue->cpu_queue);
- rctx->tag.cpu = cpu;
+ cpu_queue = raw_cpu_ptr(queue->cpu_queue);
+ spin_lock(&cpu_queue->q_lock);
+ cpu = smp_processor_id();
+ rctx->tag.cpu = smp_processor_id();

err = crypto_enqueue_request(&cpu_queue->queue, request);
pr_debug("enqueue request: cpu %d cpu_queue %p request %p\n",
cpu, cpu_queue, request);
+ spin_unlock(&cpu_queue->q_lock);
queue_work_on(cpu, kcrypto_wq, &cpu_queue->work);
- put_cpu();

return err;
@@ -161,16 +163,11 @@ static void mcryptd_queue_worker(struct
cpu_queue = container_of(work, struct mcryptd_cpu_queue, work);
i = 0;
while (i < MCRYPTD_BATCH || single_task_running()) {
- /*
- * preempt_disable/enable is used to prevent
- * being preempted by mcryptd_enqueue_request()
- */
- local_bh_disable();
- preempt_disable();
+ spin_lock_bh(&cpu_queue->q_lock);
backlog = crypto_get_backlog(&cpu_queue->queue);
req = crypto_dequeue_request(&cpu_queue->queue);
- preempt_enable();
- local_bh_enable();
+ spin_unlock_bh(&cpu_queue->q_lock);

if (!req) {
@@ -185,7 +182,7 @@ static void mcryptd_queue_worker(struct
if (cpu_queue->queue.qlen)
- queue_work(kcrypto_wq, &cpu_queue->work);
+ queue_work_on(smp_processor_id(), kcrypto_wq, &cpu_queue->work);

void mcryptd_flusher(struct work_struct *__work)
--- a/include/crypto/mcryptd.h
+++ b/include/crypto/mcryptd.h
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@ static inline struct mcryptd_ahash *__mc

struct mcryptd_cpu_queue {
struct crypto_queue queue;
+ spinlock_t q_lock;
struct work_struct work;

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