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From: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
To: Sunil Muthuswamy <sunilmut@microsoft.com>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	"kvm@vger.kernel.org" <kvm@vger.kernel.org>,
	"netdev@vger.kernel.org" <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	Dexuan Cui <decui@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] vsock: correct removal of socket from the list
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:47:50 +0100
Message-ID: <20190613144750.GA10708@stefanha-x1.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <MW2PR2101MB11162BBAEC52B232A7B1EFAFC0EF0@MW2PR2101MB1116.namprd21.prod.outlook.com>

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On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 03:52:27AM +0000, Sunil Muthuswamy wrote:
> The current vsock code for removal of socket from the list is both
> subject to race and inefficient. It takes the lock, checks whether
> the socket is in the list, drops the lock and if the socket was on the
> list, deletes it from the list. This is subject to race because as soon
> as the lock is dropped once it is checked for presence, that condition
> cannot be relied upon for any decision. It is also inefficient because
> if the socket is present in the list, it takes the lock twice.
> Signed-off-by: Sunil Muthuswamy <sunilmut@microsoft.com>
> ---
>  net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c | 38 +++++++-------------------------------
>  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 31 deletions(-)

Reviewed-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>

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2019-06-13  3:52 Sunil Muthuswamy
2019-06-13 14:47 ` Stefan Hajnoczi [this message]
2019-06-15  2:20 ` David Miller

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