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From: Leonardo Bras <leonardo@linux.ibm.com>
To: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	kvm-ppc@vger.kernel.org, linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/4] powerpc/kvm/book3s: Fixes possible 'use after release' of kvm
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:24:08 -0300
Message-ID: <b8f93386fe124d2328b6f393845a3435fd3b94fa.camel@linux.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <c792fdc629d87f452d4348d33ab179df01d42017.camel@linux.ibm.com>

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On Thu, 2019-11-14 at 15:43 -0300, Leonardo Bras wrote:
> > If the kvm_put_kvm() you've moved actually caused the last
> > reference
> > to
> > be dropped that would mean that our caller had passed us a kvm
> > struct
> > without holding a reference to it, and that would be a bug in our
> > caller.
> > 
> 
> So, there is no chance that between this function's kvm_get_kvm()
> and 
> kvm_put_kvm(), another thread can decrease this reference counter?

I am probably missing something here, could you please help me
understand that?

> > Or put another way, it would mean the mutex_lock() above could
> > already
> > be operating on a freed kvm struct.
> > 
> > The kvm_get_kvm() prior to the anon_inode_getfd() is to account for
> > the
> > reference that's held by the `stt` struct, and dropped in
> > kvm_spapr_tce_release().
> > 
> > So although this patch isn't wrong, the explanation is not
> > accurate.
> > 
> > cheers
> 
> Kind regards

Best regards,

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-07 17:02 [PATCH v2 0/4] Replace current->mm by kvm->mm on powerpc/kvm Leonardo Bras
2019-11-07 17:02 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] powerpc/kvm/book3s: Fixes possible 'use after release' of kvm Leonardo Bras
2019-11-12  4:57   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-11-14 18:43     ` Leonardo Bras
2019-11-21 13:24       ` Leonardo Bras [this message]
2019-11-07 17:02 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] powerpc/kvm/book3s: Replace current->mm by kvm->mm Leonardo Bras
2019-11-07 17:02 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] powerpc/kvm/book3e: " Leonardo Bras
2019-11-07 17:02 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] powerpc/kvm/e500: " Leonardo Bras

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