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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:18:02 +0100
From:   Greg KH <>
To:     Tadeusz Struk <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] tpm: fix an invalid condition in tpm_common_poll

On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 04:02:12PM -0700, Tadeusz Struk wrote:
> The poll condition should only check response_length,
> because reads should only be issued if there is data to read.
> The response_read flag only prevents double writes.
> The problem was that the write set the response_read to false,
> enqued a tpm job, and returned. Then application called poll
> which checked the response_read flag and returned EPOLLIN.
> Then the application called read, but got nothing.
> After all that the async_work kicked in.
> Added also mutex_lock around the poll check to prevent
> other possible race conditions.
> Fixes: 9488585b21bef0df12 ("tpm: add support for partial reads")
> Reported-by: Mantas Mikul─Śnas <>
> Tested-by: Mantas Mikul─Śnas <>
> Signed-off-by: Tadeusz Struk <>
> ---
>  drivers/char/tpm/tpm-dev-common.c |    4 +++-
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


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