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Subject: FAILED: patch "[PATCH] io_uring: always prep_async for drain requests" failed to apply to 6.1-stable tree
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2023 14:26:27 +0100	[thread overview]
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The patch below does not apply to the 6.1-stable tree.
If someone wants it applied there, or to any other stable or longterm
tree, then please email the backport, including the original git commit
id to <>.

Possible dependencies:

ef5c600adb1d ("io_uring: always prep_async for drain requests")
973fc83f3a94 ("io_uring: defer all io_req_complete_failed")
1bec951c3809 ("io_uring: iopoll protect complete_post")
fa18fa2272c7 ("io_uring: inline __io_req_complete_put()")
e276ae344a77 ("io_uring: hold locks for io_req_complete_failed")
f9d567c75ec2 ("io_uring: inline __io_req_complete_post()")


greg k-h

------------------ original commit in Linus's tree ------------------

From ef5c600adb1d985513d2b612cc90403a148ff287 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Dylan Yudaken <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 02:59:11 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] io_uring: always prep_async for drain requests

Drain requests all go through io_drain_req, which has a quick exit in case
there is nothing pending (ie the drain is not useful). In that case it can
run the issue the request immediately.

However for safety it queues it through task work.
The problem is that in this case the request is run asynchronously, but
the async work has not been prepared through io_req_prep_async.

This has not been a problem up to now, as the task work always would run
before returning to userspace, and so the user would not have a chance to
race with it.

However - with IORING_SETUP_DEFER_TASKRUN - this is no longer the case and
the work might be defered, giving userspace a chance to change data being
referred to in the request.

Instead _always_ prep_async for drain requests, which is simpler anyway
and removes this issue.

Fixes: c0e0d6ba25f1 ("io_uring: add IORING_SETUP_DEFER_TASKRUN")
Signed-off-by: Dylan Yudaken <>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>

diff --git a/io_uring/io_uring.c b/io_uring/io_uring.c
index 0a4efada9b3c..db623b3185c8 100644
--- a/io_uring/io_uring.c
+++ b/io_uring/io_uring.c
@@ -1765,17 +1765,12 @@ static __cold void io_drain_req(struct io_kiocb *req)
-	ret = io_req_prep_async(req);
-	if (ret) {
-		io_req_defer_failed(req, ret);
-		return;
-	}
 	de = kmalloc(sizeof(*de), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!de) {
 		ret = -ENOMEM;
-		goto fail;
+		io_req_defer_failed(req, ret);
+		return;
@@ -2048,13 +2043,16 @@ static void io_queue_sqe_fallback(struct io_kiocb *req)
 		req->flags &= ~REQ_F_HARDLINK;
 		req->flags |= REQ_F_LINK;
 		io_req_defer_failed(req, req->cqe.res);
-	} else if (unlikely(req->ctx->drain_active)) {
-		io_drain_req(req);
 	} else {
 		int ret = io_req_prep_async(req);
-		if (unlikely(ret))
+		if (unlikely(ret)) {
 			io_req_defer_failed(req, ret);
+			return;
+		}
+		if (unlikely(req->ctx->drain_active))
+			io_drain_req(req);
 			io_queue_iowq(req, NULL);

             reply	other threads:[~2023-01-29 13:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-01-29 13:26 gregkh [this message]
2023-01-29 19:40 ` FAILED: patch "[PATCH] io_uring: always prep_async for drain requests" failed to apply to 6.1-stable tree Jens Axboe
2023-01-30 10:04   ` Greg KH
2023-01-30 15:05     ` Jens Axboe

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