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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>,
	David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Jason Baron <jbaron@akamai.com>,
	kgraul@linux.ibm.com, ktkhai@virtuozzo.com,
	kyeongdon kim <kyeongdon.kim@lge.com>,
	Linux List Kernel Mailing <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	pabeni@redhat.com, syzkaller-bugs@googlegroups.com,
	Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>, zhengbin <zhengbin13@huawei.com>,
	bcrl@kvack.org, linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-aio@kvack.org, houtao1@huawei.com, yi.zhang@huawei.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/8] aio: make sure file is pinned
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 17:30:21 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHk-=whn7iJsbr=_ab3Ghvd1pzxvio3sktrBuMr6aG=gFLFtEg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190307012036.GA2217@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 5:20 PM Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
>
> I'll try to massage that series on top of your patch; I still hate the
> post-vfs_poll() logics in aio_poll() ;-/  Give me about half an hour
> and I'll have something to post.

No inherent hurry, I sent the ping just to make sure it hadn't gotten lost.

And yeah, I think the post-vfs_poll() logic cannot possibly be
necessary. My gut feel is that *if* we have the refcounting right,
then we should be able to just let the wakeup come in at any later
point, and ordering shouldn't matter all that much, and we shouldn't
even need any locking.

I'd like to think that it can be done with something like "just 'or'
in the mask atomically" (so that we don't care about ordering between
the synchronous vfs_poll() and the async poll wakeup), together with
"when refcount goes to zero, finish the thing off and complete it" (so
that we don't care who finishes first).

No "woken" logic, no "who fired first" logic, no BS. Just make the
operations work regardless of ordering.

And maybe it can't be done. But the current model seems just so hacky
that it can't be the right model.

               Linus

  reply	other threads:[~2019-03-07  1:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 53+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-03 10:22 KASAN: use-after-free Read in unix_dgram_poll syzbot
2019-03-03 13:55 ` Al Viro
2019-03-03 15:18   ` [PATCH] aio: prevent the final fput() in the middle of vfs_poll() (Re: KASAN: use-after-free Read in unix_dgram_poll) Al Viro
2019-03-03 18:37     ` Eric Dumazet
2019-03-03 19:44     ` Linus Torvalds
2019-03-03 20:13       ` Linus Torvalds
2019-03-03 20:30       ` Al Viro
2019-03-03 22:23         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-03-04  2:36           ` Al Viro
2019-03-04 21:22             ` Linus Torvalds
2019-03-07  0:03               ` [PATCH 1/8] aio: make sure file is pinned Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 2/8] aio_poll_wake(): don't set ->woken if we ignore the wakeup Al Viro
2019-03-07  2:18                   ` Al Viro
2019-03-08 11:16                     ` zhengbin (A)
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 3/8] aio_poll(): sanitize the logics after vfs_poll(), get rid of leak on error Al Viro
2019-03-07  2:11                   ` zhengbin (A)
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 4/8] aio_poll(): get rid of weird refcounting Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 5/8] make aio_read()/aio_write() return int Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 6/8] move dropping ->ki_eventfd into iocb_put() Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 7/8] deal with get_reqs_available() in aio_get_req() itself Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:03                 ` [PATCH 8/8] aio: move sanity checks and request allocation to io_submit_one() Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:23                 ` [PATCH 1/8] aio: make sure file is pinned Linus Torvalds
2019-03-07  0:41                   ` Al Viro
2019-03-07  0:48                     ` Al Viro
2019-03-07  1:20                       ` Al Viro
2019-03-07  1:30                         ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2019-03-08  3:36                           ` Al Viro
2019-03-08 15:50                             ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-10  7:06                             ` Al Viro
2019-03-10  7:08                               ` [PATCH 1/8] pin iocb through aio Al Viro
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 2/8] keep io_event in aio_kiocb Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:43                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-11 21:17                                     ` Al Viro
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 3/8] aio: store event at final iocb_put() Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:44                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-11 21:13                                     ` Al Viro
2019-03-11 22:52                                       ` Al Viro
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 4/8] Fix aio_poll() races Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:58                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-11 21:06                                     ` Al Viro
2019-03-12 19:18                                       ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 5/8] make aio_read()/aio_write() return int Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:44                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 6/8] move dropping ->ki_eventfd into iocb_destroy() Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:46                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 7/8] deal with get_reqs_available() in aio_get_req() itself Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:46                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-10  7:08                                 ` [PATCH 8/8] aio: move sanity checks and request allocation to io_submit_one() Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:48                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-11 21:12                                     ` Al Viro
2019-03-11 19:41                                 ` [PATCH 1/8] pin iocb through aio Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-11 19:41                               ` [PATCH 1/8] aio: make sure file is pinned Christoph Hellwig
2019-03-04  7:53     ` [PATCH] aio: prevent the final fput() in the middle of vfs_poll() (Re: KASAN: use-after-free Read in unix_dgram_poll) Dmitry Vyukov

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