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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] tpm: fix reference counting for struct tpm_chip
On Fri, Feb 05, 2021 at 03:55:09PM +0100, Lino Sanfilippo wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 05.02.21 14:05, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
>
> >>
> >> Commit fdc915f7f719 ("tpm: expose spaces via a device link /dev/tpmrm<n>")
> >> already introduced function tpm_devs_release() to release the extra
> >> reference but did not implement the required put on chip->devs that results
> >> in the call of this function.
> >
> > Seems wonky, the devs is just supposed to be a side thing, nothing
> > should be using it as a primary reference count for a tpm.
> >
> > The bug here is only that tpm_common_open() did not get a kref on the
> > chip before putting it in priv and linking it to the fd. See the
> > comment before tpm_try_get_ops() indicating the caller must already
> > have taken care to ensure the chip is valid.
> >
> > This should be all you need to fix the oops:
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-dev-common.c b/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-dev-common.c
> > index 1784530b8387bb..1b738dca7fffb5 100644
> > +++ b/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-dev-common.c
> > @@ -105,6 +105,7 @@ static void tpm_timeout_work(struct work_struct *work)
> > void tpm_common_open(struct file *file, struct tpm_chip *chip,
> > struct file_priv *priv, struct tpm_space *space)
> > {
> > + get_device(&priv->chip.dev);
> > priv->chip = chip;
> > priv->space = space;
> > priv->response_read = true;
>
> This is racy, isnt it? The time between we open the file and we want to grab the
> reference in common_open() the chip can already be unregistered and freed.

No, the cdev layer holds the refcount on the device while open is
being called.

Jason

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