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Date:	Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:42:51 +0200
From:	Jiri Slaby <jslaby@...e.cz>
To:	Sasha Levin <levinsasha928@...il.com>
CC:	Shachar Shemesh <shachar@...eu.tv>, Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, kzak@...hat.com,
	Alan Cox <alan@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tty ldisc: Close/Reopen race prevention should check
 the proper flag

On 09/22/2012 10:35 AM, Sasha Levin wrote:
> On 09/19/2012 09:25 PM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>> On 07/10/2012 06:54 AM, Shachar Shemesh wrote:
>>>> From: Shachar Shemesh <shachar@...eu.tv>
>>>>
>>>> Commit acfa747b introduced the TTY_HUPPING flag to distinguish
>>>> closed TTY from currently closing ones. The test in tty_set_ldisc
>>>> still remained pointing at the old flag. This causes pppd to
>>>> sometimes lapse into uninterruptible sleep when killed and
>>>> restarted.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Shachar Shemesh <shachar@...eu.tv>
>>>> ---
>>>> Tested with 3.2.20 kernel.
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/tty/tty_ldisc.c b/drivers/tty/tty_ldisc.c
>>>> index 24b95db..a662a24 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/tty/tty_ldisc.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/tty/tty_ldisc.c
>>>> @@ -658,7 +658,7 @@ int tty_set_ldisc(struct tty_struct *tty, int ldisc)
>>>>  		goto enable;
>>>>  	}
>>>>  
>>>> -	if (test_bit(TTY_HUPPED, &tty->flags)) {
>>>> +	if (test_bit(TTY_HUPPING, &tty->flags)) {
>>>>  		/* We were raced by the hangup method. It will have stomped
>>>>  		   the ldisc data and closed the ldisc down */
>>>>  		clear_bit(TTY_LDISC_CHANGING, &tty->flags);
>> Yes, that makes the issue go away, but does not seem to be right too.
>> There are two issues I see:
>> * TTY_HUPPED has no use now. That is incorrect. Here should be a test
>> for both flags, I think.
>> * The change forces the set_ldisc path to always re-open the ldisc even
>> if it the terminal is HUPPED.
> 
> This patch also causes hangs on newer kernels. Can it be reverted please?

Just for the record, how reproducible is this? IOW can you 100% say that
the hangs are gone if you revert the patch?

Could you identify the process sitting on the tty you are trying to hang up?

> [  482.860279] INFO: task init:1 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
> [  482.864244] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this
> message.
> 
> [  482.867175] init            D ffff88000d618000  3424     1      0 0x00000002
> [  482.869321]  ffff88000d5b9c28 0000000000000002 ffff88000d5b9be8 ffffffff8114ff65
> [  482.870387]  ffff88000d5b9fd8 ffff88000d5b9fd8 ffff88000d5b9fd8 ffff88000d5b9fd8
> [  482.871419]  ffff88000d618000 ffff88000d5b0000 ffff88000d5b08f0 7fffffffffffffff
> [  482.872143] Call Trace:
> [  482.872336]  [<ffffffff8114ff65>] ? sched_clock_local+0x25/0xa0
> [  482.872796]  [<ffffffff839edb35>] schedule+0x55/0x60
> [  482.873433]  [<ffffffff839ebab5>] schedule_timeout+0x45/0x360
> [  482.874134]  [<ffffffff839ef25d>] ? _raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x5d/0xb0
> [  482.874752]  [<ffffffff8117a5dd>] ? trace_hardirqs_on+0xd/0x10
> [  482.875835]  [<ffffffff839ef284>] ? _raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x84/0xb0
> [  482.876744]  [<ffffffff81136f97>] ? prepare_to_wait+0x77/0x90
> [  482.877485]  [<ffffffff81b98ef6>] tty_ldisc_wait_idle.isra.7+0x76/0xb0
> [  482.878428]  [<ffffffff81137170>] ? abort_exclusive_wait+0xb0/0xb0
> [  482.879239]  [<ffffffff81b99bab>] tty_ldisc_hangup+0x1cb/0x320
> [  482.879988]  [<ffffffff81b90d52>] ? __tty_hangup+0x122/0x430
> [  482.880491]  [<ffffffff81b90d5a>] __tty_hangup+0x12a/0x430

BTW that also means that my proposed patch will cause the same hangup
and we should proceed to step 2 suggested in the same patch. Given
nobody noticed in the past 3 years, which is another supporting
argument. But let's first investigate what is going on.

thanks,
-- 
js
suse labs
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