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From: John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>
To: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	air icy <icytxw@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [patch 1/2] posix-timers: Make forward callback return s64
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 21:25:21 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CALAqxLV_qDmWf9MU0hUqqHmPdM7hKmQ4qskfiHGyX9F6JeGvyw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180626132704.922098090@linutronix.de>

On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 6:21 AM, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> The posix timer ti_overrun handling is broken because the forwarding
> functions can return a huge number of overruns which does not fit in an
> int. As a consequence timer_getoverrun(2) and siginfo::si_overrun can turn
> into random number generators.
>
> As a first step to address that let the timer_forward() callbacks return
> the full 64 bit value.
>
> Cast it to (int) temporarily until k_itimer::ti_overrun is converted to
> 64bit and the conversion to user space visible values is sanitized.
>
> Reported-by: air icy <icytxw@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

Looks ok, and doesn't trip any regressions in testing so far.

Acked-by: John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>

thanks
-john

  reply	other threads:[~2018-06-29  4:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-06-26 13:21 [patch 0/2] posix-timers: Sanitize posix timer overrun handling Thomas Gleixner
2018-06-26 13:21 ` [patch 1/2] posix-timers: Make forward callback return s64 Thomas Gleixner
2018-06-29  4:25   ` John Stultz [this message]
2018-07-02  9:36   ` [tip:timers/core] " tip-bot for Thomas Gleixner
2018-06-26 13:21 ` [patch 2/2] posix-timers: Sanitize overrun handling Thomas Gleixner
2018-06-29  4:24   ` John Stultz
2018-07-02  9:37   ` [tip:timers/core] " tip-bot for Thomas Gleixner

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