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Re: [Cluster-devel] [GFS2 PATCH] [bz878476] - Fix race in gfs2_rs_alloc



Hi,

I've added that to my tree of pending patches. That will be in the -nmw
tree just as soon as -rc1 is out. Thanks,

Steve.

On Wed, 2012-12-19 at 10:48 -0500, Abhijith Das wrote:
> QE aio tests uncovered a race condition in gfs2_rs_alloc where it's possible to come out of the function with a valid ip->i_res allocation but it gets freed before use resulting in a NULL ptr dereference.
> 
> This patch envelopes the initial short-circuit check for non-NULL ip->i_res into the mutex lock. With this patch, I was able to successfully run the reproducer test multiple times.
> 
> Resolves: rhbz#878476
> Signed-off-by: Abhi Das <adas redhat com>
> 
> diff --git a/fs/gfs2/rgrp.c b/fs/gfs2/rgrp.c
> index 37ee061..738b388 100644
> --- a/fs/gfs2/rgrp.c
> +++ b/fs/gfs2/rgrp.c
> @@ -557,22 +557,20 @@ void gfs2_free_clones(struct gfs2_rgrpd *rgd)
>   */
>  int gfs2_rs_alloc(struct gfs2_inode *ip)
>  {
> -	struct gfs2_blkreserv *res;
> +	int error = 0;
>  
> +	down_write(&ip->i_rw_mutex);
>  	if (ip->i_res)
> -		return 0;
> -
> -	res = kmem_cache_zalloc(gfs2_rsrv_cachep, GFP_NOFS);
> -	if (!res)
> -		return -ENOMEM;
> +		goto out;
>  
> -	RB_CLEAR_NODE(&res->rs_node);
> +	ip->i_res = kmem_cache_zalloc(gfs2_rsrv_cachep, GFP_NOFS);
> +	if (!ip->i_res) {
> +		error = -ENOMEM;
> +		goto out;
> +	}
>  
> -	down_write(&ip->i_rw_mutex);
> -	if (ip->i_res)
> -		kmem_cache_free(gfs2_rsrv_cachep, res);
> -	else
> -		ip->i_res = res;
> +	RB_CLEAR_NODE(&ip->i_res->rs_node);
> +out:
>  	up_write(&ip->i_rw_mutex);
>  	return 0;
>  }
> 



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