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Date:   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:19:08 +0200
From:   Elena Reshetova <elena.reshetova@...el.com>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     cgroups@...r.kernel.org, linux-audit@...hat.com,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, peterz@...radead.org,
        gregkh@...uxfoundation.org, viro@...iv.linux.org.uk, tj@...nel.org,
        mingo@...hat.com, hannes@...xchg.org, lizefan@...wei.com,
        acme@...nel.org, alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com,
        paul@...l-moore.com, eparis@...hat.com, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
        arnd@...db.de, luto@...nel.org,
        Elena Reshetova <elena.reshetova@...el.com>,
        Hans Liljestrand <ishkamiel@...il.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        David Windsor <dwindsor@...il.com>
Subject: [PATCH 19/19] kernel: convert kcov.refcount from atomic_t to refcount_t

refcount_t type and corresponding API should be
used instead of atomic_t when the variable is used as
a reference counter. This allows to avoid accidental
refcounter overflows that might lead to use-after-free
situations.

Signed-off-by: Elena Reshetova <elena.reshetova@...el.com>
Signed-off-by: Hans Liljestrand <ishkamiel@...il.com>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Signed-off-by: David Windsor <dwindsor@...il.com>
---
 kernel/kcov.c | 9 +++++----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/kcov.c b/kernel/kcov.c
index 85e5546..b8506c3 100644
--- a/kernel/kcov.c
+++ b/kernel/kcov.c
@@ -19,6 +19,7 @@
 #include <linux/debugfs.h>
 #include <linux/uaccess.h>
 #include <linux/kcov.h>
+#include <linux/refcount.h>
 #include <asm/setup.h>
 
 /*
@@ -35,7 +36,7 @@ struct kcov {
 	 *  - opened file descriptor
 	 *  - task with enabled coverage (we can't unwire it from another task)
 	 */
-	atomic_t		refcount;
+	refcount_t		refcount;
 	/* The lock protects mode, size, area and t. */
 	spinlock_t		lock;
 	enum kcov_mode		mode;
@@ -101,12 +102,12 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(__sanitizer_cov_trace_pc);
 
 static void kcov_get(struct kcov *kcov)
 {
-	atomic_inc(&kcov->refcount);
+	refcount_inc(&kcov->refcount);
 }
 
 static void kcov_put(struct kcov *kcov)
 {
-	if (atomic_dec_and_test(&kcov->refcount)) {
+	if (refcount_dec_and_test(&kcov->refcount)) {
 		vfree(kcov->area);
 		kfree(kcov);
 	}
@@ -182,7 +183,7 @@ static int kcov_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filep)
 	kcov = kzalloc(sizeof(*kcov), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!kcov)
 		return -ENOMEM;
-	atomic_set(&kcov->refcount, 1);
+	refcount_set(&kcov->refcount, 1);
 	spin_lock_init(&kcov->lock);
 	filep->private_data = kcov;
 	return nonseekable_open(inode, filep);
-- 
2.7.4

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