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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.4 02/96] s390/runtime instrumention: fix possible memory corruption
On Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 07:15:34PM +0100, Heiko Carstens wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 06:08:47PM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 05:02:32PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2017-11-28 at 11:22 +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > > 4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> > > >
> > > > ------------------
> > > >
> > > > From: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
> > > >
> > > > commit d6e646ad7cfa7034d280459b2b2546288f247144 upstream.
> > > [...]
> > > > --- a/arch/s390/kernel/runtime_instr.c
> > > > +++ b/arch/s390/kernel/runtime_instr.c
> > > > @@ -47,11 +47,13 @@ void exit_thread_runtime_instr(void)
> > > >  {
> > > >   struct task_struct *task = current;
> > > >  
> > > > + preempt_disable();
> > > >   if (!task->thread.ri_cb)
> > > >   return;
> > >
> > > This return path now leaves preemption disabled. This seems to have
> > > been fixed upstream by commit 8d9047f8b967 "s390/runtime
> > > instrumentation: simplify task exit handling".
> >
> > "simplify" doesn't seem to imply "fixes a bug" :)
>
> Indeed ;) That where two subsequent patches, but incorrectly split by me...
>
> > Heiko, should I also queue this patch up?
>
> Yes, please.

It doesn't apply to 4.9-stable or 4.4-stable, can you provide a working
backport?

thanks,

greg k-h

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