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Date:   Tue,  7 May 2019 23:06:42 -0700
From:   Bjorn Andersson <>
To:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Arun Kumar Neelakantam <>,
        Chris Lew <>
Subject: [PATCH 4/5] net: qrtr: Make qrtr_port_lookup() use RCU

The important part of qrtr_port_lookup() wrt synchronization is that the
function returns a reference counted struct qrtr_sock, or fail.

As such we need only to ensure that an decrement of the object's
refcount happens inbetween the finding of the object in the idr and
qrtr_port_lookup()'s own increment of the object.

By using RCU and putting a synchronization point after we remove the
mapping from the idr, but before it can be released we achieve this -
with the benefit of not having to hold the mutex in qrtr_port_lookup().

Signed-off-by: Bjorn Andersson <>
 net/qrtr/qrtr.c | 8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/qrtr/qrtr.c b/net/qrtr/qrtr.c
index 9075751028a2..d2eef43a3124 100644
--- a/net/qrtr/qrtr.c
+++ b/net/qrtr/qrtr.c
@@ -602,11 +602,11 @@ static struct qrtr_sock *qrtr_port_lookup(int port)
 	if (port == QRTR_PORT_CTRL)
 		port = 0;
-	mutex_lock(&qrtr_port_lock);
+	rcu_read_lock();
 	ipc = idr_find(&qrtr_ports, port);
 	if (ipc)
-	mutex_unlock(&qrtr_port_lock);
+	rcu_read_unlock();
 	return ipc;
@@ -648,6 +648,10 @@ static void qrtr_port_remove(struct qrtr_sock *ipc)
 	idr_remove(&qrtr_ports, port);
+	/* Ensure that if qrtr_port_lookup() did enter the RCU read section we
+	 * wait for it to up increment the refcount */
+	synchronize_rcu();
 /* Assign port number to socket.

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