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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: xfrm: fix a race condition during allocing spi
On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 04:18:00PM +0800, Zhuoliang Zhang wrote:
> From: zhuoliang zhang <zhuoliang.zhang@mediatek.com>
>
> we found that the following race condition exists in
> xfrm_alloc_userspi flow:
>
> user thread state_hash_work thread
> ---- ----
> xfrm_alloc_userspi()
> __find_acq_core()
> /*alloc new xfrm_state:x*/
> xfrm_state_alloc()
> /*schedule state_hash_work thread*/
> xfrm_hash_grow_check() xfrm_hash_resize()
> xfrm_alloc_spi /*hold lock*/
> x->id.spi = htonl(spi) spin_lock_bh(&net->xfrm.xfrm_state_lock)
> /*waiting lock release*/ xfrm_hash_transfer()
> spin_lock_bh(&net->xfrm.xfrm_state_lock) /*add x into hlist:net->xfrm.state_byspi*/
> hlist_add_head_rcu(&x->byspi)
> spin_unlock_bh(&net->xfrm.xfrm_state_lock)
>
> /*add x into hlist:net->xfrm.state_byspi 2 times*/
> hlist_add_head_rcu(&x->byspi)
>
> So the same xfrm_stame (x) is added into the same list_hash
> (net->xfrm.state_byspi)2 times that makes the list_hash become
> a inifite loop.

Your explanation makes no sense. Prior to obtaining the spin lock
on the LHS, the state x hasn't been added to thte table yet. So
how can the RHS be transferring it?

Cheers,
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