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Date:   Wed, 6 Jul 2022 16:39:55 -0700
From:   Kuniyuki Iwashima <>
To:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>,
        Luis Chamberlain <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
        Iurii Zaikin <>
CC:     Kuniyuki Iwashima <>,
        Kuniyuki Iwashima <>,
        <>, <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 net 04/12] sysctl: Fix data races in proc_douintvec_minmax().

A sysctl variable is accessed concurrently, and there is always a chance
of data-race.  So, all readers and writers need some basic protection to
avoid load/store-tearing.

This patch changes proc_douintvec_minmax() to use READ_ONCE() and
WRITE_ONCE() internally to fix data-races on the sysctl side.  For now,
proc_douintvec_minmax() itself is tolerant to a data-race, but we still
need to add annotations on the other subsystem's side.

Fixes: 61d9b56a8920 ("sysctl: add unsigned int range support")
Signed-off-by: Kuniyuki Iwashima <>
 kernel/sysctl.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index 4d87832367f2..379721a03d41 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -923,7 +923,7 @@ static int do_proc_douintvec_minmax_conv(unsigned long *lvalp,
 		    (param->max && *param->max < tmp))
 			return -ERANGE;
-		*valp = tmp;
+		WRITE_ONCE(*valp, tmp);
 	return 0;

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