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Date:   Tue, 19 Jul 2022 16:53:16 -0300
From:   "Guilherme G. Piccoli" <gpiccoli@...lia.com>
To:     akpm@...ux-foundation.org, bhe@...hat.com, pmladek@...e.com,
        kexec@...ts.infradead.org
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-hyperv@...r.kernel.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, x86@...nel.org, kernel-dev@...lia.com,
        kernel@...ccoli.net, halves@...onical.com, fabiomirmar@...il.com,
        alejandro.j.jimenez@...cle.com, andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com,
        arnd@...db.de, bp@...en8.de, corbet@....net,
        d.hatayama@...fujitsu.com, dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com,
        dyoung@...hat.com, feng.tang@...el.com, gregkh@...uxfoundation.org,
        mikelley@...rosoft.com, hidehiro.kawai.ez@...achi.com,
        jgross@...e.com, john.ogness@...utronix.de, keescook@...omium.org,
        luto@...nel.org, mhiramat@...nel.org, mingo@...hat.com,
        paulmck@...nel.org, peterz@...radead.org, rostedt@...dmis.org,
        senozhatsky@...omium.org, stern@...land.harvard.edu,
        tglx@...utronix.de, vgoyal@...hat.com, vkuznets@...hat.com,
        will@...nel.org, "Guilherme G. Piccoli" <gpiccoli@...lia.com>,
        linux-efi@...r.kernel.org, Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@...nel.org>,
        David Gow <davidgow@...gle.com>,
        Evan Green <evgreen@...omium.org>,
        Julius Werner <jwerner@...omium.org>
Subject: [PATCH v2 03/13] firmware: google: Test spinlock on panic path to avoid lockups

Currently the gsmi driver registers a panic notifier as well as
reboot and die notifiers. The callbacks registered are called in
atomic and very limited context - for instance, panic disables
preemption and local IRQs, also all secondary CPUs (not executing
the panic path) are shutdown.

With that said, taking a spinlock in this scenario is a dangerous
invitation for lockup scenarios. So, fix that by checking if the
spinlock is free to acquire in the panic notifier callback - if not,
bail-out and avoid a potential hang.

Fixes: 74c5b31c6618 ("driver: Google EFI SMI")
Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@...nel.org>
Cc: David Gow <davidgow@...gle.com>
Cc: Evan Green <evgreen@...omium.org>
Cc: Julius Werner <jwerner@...omium.org>
Signed-off-by: Guilherme G. Piccoli <gpiccoli@...lia.com>

---

V2:
- do not use spin_trylock anymore, to avoid messing with
non-panic paths; now we just check the spinlock state in
the panic notifier before taking it. Thanks Evan for the
review/idea!

 drivers/firmware/google/gsmi.c | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/firmware/google/gsmi.c b/drivers/firmware/google/gsmi.c
index adaa492c3d2d..3ef5f3c0b4e4 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/google/gsmi.c
+++ b/drivers/firmware/google/gsmi.c
@@ -681,6 +681,14 @@ static struct notifier_block gsmi_die_notifier = {
 static int gsmi_panic_callback(struct notifier_block *nb,
 			       unsigned long reason, void *arg)
 {
+	/*
+	 * Perform the lock check before effectively trying
+	 * to acquire it on gsmi_shutdown_reason() to avoid
+	 * potential lockups in atomic context.
+	 */
+	if (spin_is_locked(&gsmi_dev.lock))
+		return NOTIFY_DONE;
+
 	gsmi_shutdown_reason(GSMI_SHUTDOWN_PANIC);
 	return NOTIFY_DONE;
 }
-- 
2.37.1

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