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authorJames Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>2009-05-24 13:03:43 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-05-24 13:38:41 -0700
commitd5a877e8dd409d8c702986d06485c374b705d340 (patch)
treeece6d685c074c6823d31b7db99a52134866fd1a7 /kernel/async.c
parent657cafa6b0f5296424d6f43f6f6eeb4a3222117e (diff)
async: make sure independent async domains can't accidentally entangle
The problem occurs when async_synchronize_full_domain() is called when the async_pending list is not empty. This will cause lowest_running() to return the cookie of the first entry on the async_pending list, which might be nothing at all to do with the domain being asked for and thus cause the domain synchronization to wait for an unrelated domain. This can cause a deadlock if domain synchronization is used from one domain to wait for another. Fix by running over the async_pending list to see if any pending items actually belong to our domain (and return their cookies if they do). Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/async.c')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/async.c b/kernel/async.c
index 968ef9457d4..50540301ed0 100644
--- a/kernel/async.c
+++ b/kernel/async.c
@@ -92,19 +92,23 @@ extern int initcall_debug;
static async_cookie_t __lowest_in_progress(struct list_head *running)
struct async_entry *entry;
+ async_cookie_t ret = next_cookie; /* begin with "infinity" value */
if (!list_empty(running)) {
entry = list_first_entry(running,
struct async_entry, list);
- return entry->cookie;
- } else if (!list_empty(&async_pending)) {
- entry = list_first_entry(&async_pending,
- struct async_entry, list);
- return entry->cookie;
- } else {
- /* nothing in progress... next_cookie is "infinity" */
- return next_cookie;
+ ret = entry->cookie;
+ if (!list_empty(&async_pending)) {
+ list_for_each_entry(entry, &async_pending, list)
+ if (entry->running == running) {
+ ret = entry->cookie;
+ break;
+ }
+ }
+ return ret;
static async_cookie_t lowest_in_progress(struct list_head *running)