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authorMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>2007-10-01 01:20:13 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-10-01 07:52:23 -0700
commit9f96cb1e8bca179a92afa40dfc3c49990f1cfc71 (patch)
tree7d1f921f488aa570083420dc3846856b17a7b2b6 /kernel/futex_compat.c
parent8792f961ba8057d9f27987def3600253a3ba060f (diff)
downloadlinaro-lsk-9f96cb1e8bca179a92afa40dfc3c49990f1cfc71.tar.gz
robust futex thread exit race
Calling handle_futex_death in exit_robust_list for the different robust mutexes of a thread basically frees the mutex. Another thread might grab the lock immediately which updates the next pointer of the mutex. fetch_robust_entry over the next pointer might therefore branch into the robust mutex list of a different thread. This can cause two problems: 1) some mutexes held by the dead thread are not getting freed and 2) some mutexs held by a different thread are freed. The next point need to be read before calling handle_futex_death. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/futex_compat.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/futex_compat.c28
1 files changed, 18 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/futex_compat.c b/kernel/futex_compat.c
index 7e52eb051f2..2c2e2954b71 100644
--- a/kernel/futex_compat.c
+++ b/kernel/futex_compat.c
@@ -38,10 +38,11 @@ fetch_robust_entry(compat_uptr_t *uentry, struct robust_list __user **entry,
void compat_exit_robust_list(struct task_struct *curr)
{
struct compat_robust_list_head __user *head = curr->compat_robust_list;
- struct robust_list __user *entry, *pending;
- unsigned int limit = ROBUST_LIST_LIMIT, pi, pip;
- compat_uptr_t uentry, upending;
+ struct robust_list __user *entry, *next_entry, *pending;
+ unsigned int limit = ROBUST_LIST_LIMIT, pi, next_pi, pip;
+ compat_uptr_t uentry, next_uentry, upending;
compat_long_t futex_offset;
+ int rc;
/*
* Fetch the list head (which was registered earlier, via
@@ -61,11 +62,16 @@ void compat_exit_robust_list(struct task_struct *curr)
if (fetch_robust_entry(&upending, &pending,
&head->list_op_pending, &pip))
return;
- if (pending)
- handle_futex_death((void __user *)pending + futex_offset, curr, pip);
+ next_entry = NULL; /* avoid warning with gcc */
while (entry != (struct robust_list __user *) &head->list) {
/*
+ * Fetch the next entry in the list before calling
+ * handle_futex_death:
+ */
+ rc = fetch_robust_entry(&next_uentry, &next_entry,
+ (compat_uptr_t __user *)&entry->next, &next_pi);
+ /*
* A pending lock might already be on the list, so
* dont process it twice:
*/
@@ -74,12 +80,11 @@ void compat_exit_robust_list(struct task_struct *curr)
curr, pi))
return;
- /*
- * Fetch the next entry in the list:
- */
- if (fetch_robust_entry(&uentry, &entry,
- (compat_uptr_t __user *)&entry->next, &pi))
+ if (rc)
return;
+ uentry = next_uentry;
+ entry = next_entry;
+ pi = next_pi;
/*
* Avoid excessively long or circular lists:
*/
@@ -88,6 +93,9 @@ void compat_exit_robust_list(struct task_struct *curr)
cond_resched();
}
+ if (pending)
+ handle_futex_death((void __user *)pending + futex_offset,
+ curr, pip);
}
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