lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Tue,  6 Oct 2015 09:13:48 -0700
From:	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	mingo@...nel.org, jiangshanlai@...il.com, dipankar@...ibm.com,
	akpm@...ux-foundation.org, mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com,
	josh@...htriplett.org, tglx@...utronix.de, peterz@...radead.org,
	rostedt@...dmis.org, dhowells@...hat.com, edumazet@...gle.com,
	dvhart@...ux.intel.com, fweisbec@...il.com, oleg@...hat.com,
	bobby.prani@...il.com,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 13/13] rculist: Use WRITE_ONCE() when deleting from reader-visible list

The various RCU list-deletion macros (list_del_rcu(),
hlist_del_init_rcu(), hlist_del_rcu(), hlist_bl_del_init_rcu(),
hlist_bl_del_rcu(), hlist_nulls_del_init_rcu(), and hlist_nulls_del_rcu())
do plain stores into the ->next pointer of the preceding list elemment.
Unfortunately, the compiler is within its rights to (for example) use
byte-at-a-time writes to update the pointer, which would fatally confuse
concurrent readers.  This patch therefore adds the needed WRITE_ONCE()
macros.

KernelThreadSanitizer (KTSAN) reported the __hlist_del() issue, which
is a problem when __hlist_del() is invoked by hlist_del_rcu().

Reported-by: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@...gle.com>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
 include/linux/list.h       | 5 +++--
 include/linux/list_bl.h    | 5 +++--
 include/linux/list_nulls.h | 3 ++-
 3 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/list.h b/include/linux/list.h
index 3e3e64a61002..993395a2e55c 100644
--- a/include/linux/list.h
+++ b/include/linux/list.h
@@ -87,7 +87,7 @@ static inline void list_add_tail(struct list_head *new, struct list_head *head)
 static inline void __list_del(struct list_head * prev, struct list_head * next)
 {
 	next->prev = prev;
-	prev->next = next;
+	WRITE_ONCE(prev->next, next);
 }
 
 /**
@@ -615,7 +615,8 @@ static inline void __hlist_del(struct hlist_node *n)
 {
 	struct hlist_node *next = n->next;
 	struct hlist_node **pprev = n->pprev;
-	*pprev = next;
+
+	WRITE_ONCE(*pprev, next);
 	if (next)
 		next->pprev = pprev;
 }
diff --git a/include/linux/list_bl.h b/include/linux/list_bl.h
index 2eb88556c5c5..8132214e8efd 100644
--- a/include/linux/list_bl.h
+++ b/include/linux/list_bl.h
@@ -93,9 +93,10 @@ static inline void __hlist_bl_del(struct hlist_bl_node *n)
 	LIST_BL_BUG_ON((unsigned long)n & LIST_BL_LOCKMASK);
 
 	/* pprev may be `first`, so be careful not to lose the lock bit */
-	*pprev = (struct hlist_bl_node *)
+	WRITE_ONCE(*pprev,
+		   (struct hlist_bl_node *)
 			((unsigned long)next |
-			 ((unsigned long)*pprev & LIST_BL_LOCKMASK));
+			 ((unsigned long)*pprev & LIST_BL_LOCKMASK)));
 	if (next)
 		next->pprev = pprev;
 }
diff --git a/include/linux/list_nulls.h b/include/linux/list_nulls.h
index f266661d2666..444d2b1313bd 100644
--- a/include/linux/list_nulls.h
+++ b/include/linux/list_nulls.h
@@ -76,7 +76,8 @@ static inline void __hlist_nulls_del(struct hlist_nulls_node *n)
 {
 	struct hlist_nulls_node *next = n->next;
 	struct hlist_nulls_node **pprev = n->pprev;
-	*pprev = next;
+
+	WRITE_ONCE(*pprev, next);
 	if (!is_a_nulls(next))
 		next->pprev = pprev;
 }
-- 
2.5.2

--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at  http://www.tux.org/lkml/

Powered by blists - more mailing lists