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SubjectRe: [PATCH] HID: steam: fix deadlock with input devices.
On Fri, 15 Mar 2019, Rodrigo Rivas Costa wrote:

> When using this driver with the wireless dongle and some usermode
> program that monitors every input device (acpid, for example), while
> another usermode client opens and closes the low-level device
> repeadedly, the system eventually deadlocks.
> The reason is that steam_input_register_device() must not be called with
> the mutex held, because the input subsystem has its own synchronization
> that clashes with this one: it is possible that steam_input_open() is
> called before input_register_device() returns, and since
> steam_input_open() needs to lock the mutex, it deadlocks.
> However we must hold the mutex when calling any function that sends
> commands to the controller. If not, random commands end up falling fail.
> Reported-by: Simon Gene Gottlieb <>
> Signed-off-by: Rodrigo Rivas Costa <>
> Tested-by: Simon Gene Gottlieb <>

Applied to for-5.1/upstream-fixes, thanks.

Jiri Kosina

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