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authorSasha Levin <sasha.levin@oracle.com>2014-03-28 17:38:42 +0100
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2014-03-28 16:04:19 -0400
commit05efa8c943b1d5d90fa8c8147571837573338bb6 (patch)
parent335a67d2ad481b03607bf30a38c28178fa1ad61a (diff)
random32: avoid attempt to late reseed if in the middle of seeding
Commit 4af712e8df ("random32: add prandom_reseed_late() and call when nonblocking pool becomes initialized") has added a late reseed stage that happens as soon as the nonblocking pool is marked as initialized. This fails in the case that the nonblocking pool gets initialized during __prandom_reseed()'s call to get_random_bytes(). In that case we'd double back into __prandom_reseed() in an attempt to do a late reseed - deadlocking on 'lock' early on in the boot process. Instead, just avoid even waiting to do a reseed if a reseed is already occuring. Fixes: 4af712e8df99 ("random32: add prandom_reseed_late() and call when nonblocking pool becomes initialized") Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@oracle.com> Acked-by: Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@stressinduktion.org> Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <dborkman@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/lib/random32.c b/lib/random32.c
index 1e5b2df44291..614896778700 100644
--- a/lib/random32.c
+++ b/lib/random32.c
@@ -244,8 +244,19 @@ static void __prandom_reseed(bool late)
static bool latch = false;
static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(lock);
+ /* Asking for random bytes might result in bytes getting
+ * moved into the nonblocking pool and thus marking it
+ * as initialized. In this case we would double back into
+ * this function and attempt to do a late reseed.
+ * Ignore the pointless attempt to reseed again if we're
+ * already waiting for bytes when the nonblocking pool
+ * got initialized.
+ */
/* only allow initial seeding (late == false) once */
- spin_lock_irqsave(&lock, flags);
+ if (!spin_trylock_irqsave(&lock, flags))
+ return;
if (latch && !late)
goto out;
latch = true;