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Date:   Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:35:20 -0700
From:   syzbot <>
Subject: [syzbot] possible deadlock in snd_mixer_oss_ioctl1


syzbot found the following issue on:

HEAD commit:    cf6c9d12750c Add linux-next specific files for 20211022
git tree:       linux-next
console output:
kernel config:
dashboard link:
compiler:       gcc (Debian 10.2.1-6) 10.2.1 20210110, GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Debian) 2.35.2
syz repro:
C reproducer:

The issue was bisected to:

commit 411cef6adfb38a5bb6bd9af3941b28198e7fb680
Author: Takashi Iwai <>
Date:   Wed Oct 20 16:48:46 2021 +0000

    ALSA: mixer: oss: Fix racy access to slots

bisection log:
final oops:
console output:

IMPORTANT: if you fix the issue, please add the following tag to the commit:
Fixes: 411cef6adfb3 ("ALSA: mixer: oss: Fix racy access to slots")

WARNING: possible recursive locking detected
5.15.0-rc6-next-20211022-syzkaller #0 Not tainted
syz-executor206/6529 is trying to acquire lock:
ffff888021ff09c8 (&mixer->reg_mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}, at: snd_mixer_oss_set_volume sound/core/oss/mixer_oss.c:316 [inline]
ffff888021ff09c8 (&mixer->reg_mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}, at: snd_mixer_oss_ioctl1+0x630/0x19a0 sound/core/oss/mixer_oss.c:375

but task is already holding lock:
ffff888021ff09c8 (&mixer->reg_mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}, at: snd_mixer_oss_set_volume sound/core/oss/mixer_oss.c:300 [inline]
ffff888021ff09c8 (&mixer->reg_mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}, at: snd_mixer_oss_ioctl1+0x4b1/0x19a0 sound/core/oss/mixer_oss.c:375

other info that might help us debug this:
 Possible unsafe locking scenario:


 *** DEADLOCK ***

 May be due to missing lock nesting notation

1 lock held by syz-executor206/6529:
 #0: ffff888021ff09c8 (&mixer->reg_mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}, at: snd_mixer_oss_set_volume sound/core/oss/mixer_oss.c:300 [inline]
 #0: ffff888021ff09c8 (&mixer->reg_mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}, at: snd_mixer_oss_ioctl1+0x4b1/0x19a0 sound/core/oss/mixer_oss.c:375

stack backtrace:
CPU: 0 PID: 6529 Comm: syz-executor206 Not tainted 5.15.0-rc6-next-20211022-syzkaller #0
Hardware name: Google Google Compute Engine/Google Compute Engine, BIOS Google 01/01/2011
Call Trace:
 __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:88 [inline]
 dump_stack_lvl+0xcd/0x134 lib/dump_stack.c:106
 print_deadlock_bug kernel/locking/lockdep.c:2956 [inline]
 check_deadlock kernel/locking/lockdep.c:2999 [inline]
 validate_chain kernel/locking/lockdep.c:3788 [inline]
 __lock_acquire.cold+0x149/0x3ab kernel/locking/lockdep.c:5027
 lock_acquire kernel/locking/lockdep.c:5637 [inline]
 lock_acquire+0x1ab/0x510 kernel/locking/lockdep.c:5602
 __mutex_lock_common kernel/locking/mutex.c:607 [inline]
 __mutex_lock+0x12f/0x12f0 kernel/locking/mutex.c:740
 snd_mixer_oss_set_volume sound/core/oss/mixer_oss.c:316 [inline]
 snd_mixer_oss_ioctl1+0x630/0x19a0 sound/core/oss/mixer_oss.c:375
 snd_mixer_oss_ioctl+0x40/0x50 sound/core/oss/mixer_oss.c:390
 vfs_ioctl fs/ioctl.c:51 [inline]
 __do_sys_ioctl fs/ioctl.c:874 [inline]
 __se_sys_ioctl fs/ioctl.c:860 [inline]
 __x64_sys_ioctl+0x193/0x200 fs/ioctl.c:860
 do_syscall_x64 arch/x86/entry/common.c:50 [inline]
 do_syscall_64+0x35/0xb0 arch/x86/entry/common.c:80
RIP: 0033:0x7f0c06979fe9
Code: 28 c3 e8 2a 14 00 00 66 2e 0f 1f 84 00 00 00 00 00 48 89 f8 48 89 f7 48 89 d6 48 89 ca 4d 89 c2 4d 89 c8 4c 8b 4c 24 08 0f 05 <48> 3d 01 f0 ff ff 73 01 c3 48 c7 c1 c0 ff ff ff f7 d8 64 89 01 48
RSP: 002b:00007ffea97dd558 EFLAGS: 00000246 ORIG_RAX: 0000000000000010
RAX: ffffffffffffffda RBX: 0000000000000000 RCX: 00007f0c06979fe9
RDX: 0000000020000080 RSI: 00000000c0044d00 RDI: 0000000000000003
RBP: 00007f0c0693dfd0 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000000
R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000246 R12: 00007f0c0693e060
R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000000

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