Re: [PATCH] target: close target_put_sess_cmd() vs.core_tmr_abort_task() race
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Mar 18 2013 - 20:26:30 EST
On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 06:56:57PM -0400, Jörn Engel wrote:
> On Mon, 18 March 2013 17:04:11 -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 06:28:53PM -0400, Jörn Engel wrote:
> > > It is possible for one thread to to take se_sess->sess_cmd_lock in
> > > core_tmr_abort_task() before taking a reference count on
> > > se_cmd->cmd_kref, while another thread in target_put_sess_cmd() drops
> > > se_cmd->cmd_kref before taking se_sess->sess_cmd_lock.
> > >
> > > This introduces kref_put_and_lock() and uses it in
> > > target_put_sess_cmd() to close the race window.
> > We already have kref_put_mutex(), why not just call this
> > kref_put_spinlock()?
> Back when I originally wrote this patch, kref_put_mutex() didn't exist
> yet. So there is my evil predetermined plan to introduce random
> inconsistencies by being consistent with atomic_dec_and_lock()
Don't be evil, leave that up to the professionals :)
> If you think this matters I can rename the function and resend.
Please do, it is good to name things correctly, when we have the chance.
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