[PATCH 3.11 196/233] zram: fix race between reset and flushing pending work

From: Luis Henriques
Date: Fri Feb 07 2014 - 07:04:52 EST -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Minchan Kim <minchan@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit da4a04126baa3be03bc566d4a2ee0944c5e783d0 upstream.

Dan and Sergey reported that there is a racy between reset and flushing
of pending work so that it could make oops by freeing zram->meta in
reset while zram_slot_free can access zram->meta if new request is
adding during the race window.

This patch moves flush after taking init_lock so it prevents new request
so that it closes the race.

Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Nitin Gupta <ngupta@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jerome Marchand <jmarchan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
[ luis: backported to 3.11: zram is still a staging driver in 3.11 ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c b/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
index dda8771..fc540ea 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/zram/zram_drv.c
@@ -551,14 +551,14 @@ static void zram_reset_device(struct zram *zram, bool reset_capacity)
size_t index;
struct zram_meta *meta;

- flush_work(&zram->free_work);
if (!zram->init_done) {

+ flush_work(&zram->free_work);
meta = zram->meta;
zram->init_done = 0;


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