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From: Davidlohr Bueso <>
Cc:,,, Davidlohr Bueso <>
Subject: [PATCH -next] ipc/sem: prevent queue.status tearing in semop
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:26:54 -0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)

In order for load/store tearing to work, _all_ accesses to
the variable in question need to be done around READ and
WRITE_ONCE() macros. Ensure everyone does so for q->status
variable for semtimedop().

Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <>
 ipc/sem.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/ipc/sem.c b/ipc/sem.c
index 6cbbf34a44ac..ccab4e51d351 100644
--- a/ipc/sem.c
+++ b/ipc/sem.c
@@ -2125,7 +2125,7 @@ static long do_semtimedop(int semid, struct sembuf __user *tsops,
 	do {
-		queue.status = -EINTR;
+		WRITE_ONCE(queue.status, -EINTR);
 		queue.sleeper = current;

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-07-17  5:26 Davidlohr Bueso [this message]
2018-07-17  5:28 ` Davidlohr Bueso
2018-07-18  3:55 ` Manfred Spraul
2018-07-20 18:25   ` Davidlohr Bueso
2018-07-30 22:08   ` Davidlohr Bueso

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