[4.4,36/43] ALSA: seq: Dont break snd_use_lock_sync() loop by timeout
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Message ID 20170501212600.981715814@linuxfoundation.org
State New, archived
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  • 4.4.66-stable review
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Greg KH May 1, 2017, 9:27 p.m. UTC
4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>

commit 4e7655fd4f47c23e5249ea260dc802f909a64611 upstream.

The snd_use_lock_sync() (thus its implementation
snd_use_lock_sync_helper()) has the 5 seconds timeout to break out of
the sync loop.  It was introduced from the beginning, just to be
"safer", in terms of avoiding the stupid bugs.

However, as Ben Hutchings suggested, this timeout rather introduces a
potential leak or use-after-free that was apparently fixed by the
commit 2d7d54002e39 ("ALSA: seq: Fix race during FIFO resize"):
for example, snd_seq_fifo_event_in() -> snd_seq_event_dup() ->
copy_from_user() could block for a long time, and snd_use_lock_sync()
goes timeout and still leaves the cell at releasing the pool.

For fixing such a problem, we remove the break by the timeout while
still keeping the warning.

Suggested-by: Ben Hutchings <ben.hutchings@codethink.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

 sound/core/seq/seq_lock.c |    9 +++------
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

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--- a/sound/core/seq/seq_lock.c
+++ b/sound/core/seq/seq_lock.c
@@ -28,19 +28,16 @@ 
 /* wait until all locks are released */
 void snd_use_lock_sync_helper(snd_use_lock_t *lockp, const char *file, int line)
-	int max_count = 5 * HZ;
+	int warn_count = 5 * HZ;
 	if (atomic_read(lockp) < 0) {
 		pr_warn("ALSA: seq_lock: lock trouble [counter = %d] in %s:%d\n", atomic_read(lockp), file, line);
 	while (atomic_read(lockp) > 0) {
-		if (max_count == 0) {
-			pr_warn("ALSA: seq_lock: timeout [%d left] in %s:%d\n", atomic_read(lockp), file, line);
-			break;
-		}
+		if (warn_count-- == 0)
+			pr_warn("ALSA: seq_lock: waiting [%d left] in %s:%d\n", atomic_read(lockp), file, line);
-		max_count--;