Re: Sleep during spinlock in TPM driver

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Andrew Morton <akpm <at> linux-foundation.org> writes:

On Fri, 20 Apr 2007 18:11:10 -0400 "David Kyle" <dsk6 <at> pitt.edu> 
wrote:
> int tpm_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
> {
>         struct tpm_chip *chip = file->private_data;
>         spin_lock(&driver_lock);
>         file->private_data = NULL;
>         chip->num_opens--;
>         del_singleshot_timer_sync(&chip->user_read_timer);
>         flush_scheduled_work();
>         atomic_set(&chip->data_pending, 0);
>         put_device(chip->dev);
>         kfree(chip->data_buffer);
>         spin_unlock(&driver_lock);
>         return 0;
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(tpm_release);
>
> I believe that flush_scheduled_work can sleep, correct?  Does anyone
> know why this function is called while the spinlock is held?
>

yup, that's a bug.  It's not immediately clear to e what driver_lock is
protecting.  Some global things, some per-device things, it appears.

A suitable fix might be to make driver_lock a mutex.

AFAICS, moving flush_scheduled_work before spin_lock() should 
not cause any problems.
Reason being - The only thing that can race against tpm_release is 
tpm_open (tpm_release is called when last reference to the file is closed 
and only thing that can happen after that is tpm_open??) and tpm_open 
acquires driver_lock and more over it bails out with EBUSY if 
chip->num_opens is greater than 0.
I also moved chip->num_pending-- to after deleting timer and setting data 
pending as it looks more correct for the paranoid although it probably 
doesn't matter as it is guarded by driver_lock. None the less this change 
should not cause problems.
While I was at it I noticed a missing NULL check in tpm_register_hardware 
which is fixed with this patch as well.
David - could you please try the below patch and see if it works? Thanks.

Signed-off-by: Parag Warudkar <[email protected]>

--- linux-2.6-us/drivers/char/tpm/tpm.c	2007-04-21 14:55:03.134975360 -0400
+++ linux-2.6-wk/drivers/char/tpm/tpm.c	2007-04-22 14:58:51.957999963 -0400
@@ -942,12 +942,12 @@
  {
  	struct tpm_chip *chip = file->private_data;

+	flush_scheduled_work();
  	spin_lock(&driver_lock);
  	file->private_data = NULL;
-	chip->num_opens--;
  	del_singleshot_timer_sync(&chip->user_read_timer);
-	flush_scheduled_work();
  	atomic_set(&chip->data_pending, 0);
+	chip->num_opens--;
  	put_device(chip->dev);
  	kfree(chip->data_buffer);
  	spin_unlock(&driver_lock);
@@ -1097,8 +1097,13 @@

  	/* Driver specific per-device data */
  	chip = kzalloc(sizeof(*chip), GFP_KERNEL);
-	if (chip == NULL)
+	devname = kmalloc(DEVNAME_SIZE, GFP_KERNEL);
+ + if (chip == NULL || devname == NULL) {
+		kfree(chip);
+		kfree(devname);
  		return NULL;
+	}

  	init_MUTEX(&chip->buffer_mutex);
  	init_MUTEX(&chip->tpm_mutex);
@@ -1124,7 +1129,6 @@

  	set_bit(chip->dev_num, dev_mask);

-	devname = kmalloc(DEVNAME_SIZE, GFP_KERNEL);
  	scnprintf(devname, DEVNAME_SIZE, "%s%d", "tpm", chip->dev_num);
  	chip->vendor.miscdev.name = devname;

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