[Devel,2/3] x86/ticketlock: Fix spin_unlock_wait() livelock

Submitted by Denis Plotnikov on July 12, 2017, 11:16 a.m.


Message ID 1499858212-193242-3-git-send-email-dplotnikov@virtuozzo.com
State New
Series "fix for "KASan: out of bounds access in do_raw_spin_unlock""
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Denis Plotnikov July 12, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>

arch_spin_unlock_wait() looks very suboptimal, to the point I
think this is just wrong and can lead to livelock: if the lock
is heavily contended we can never see head == tail.

But we do not need to wait for arch_spin_is_locked() == F. If it
is locked we only need to wait until the current owner drops
this lock. So we could simply spin until old_head !=
lock->tickets.head in this case, but .head can overflow and thus
we can't check "unlocked" only once before the main loop.

Also, the "unlocked" check can ignore TICKET_SLOWPATH_FLAG bit.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org>
Cc: Paul E.McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Waiman Long <Waiman.Long@hp.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20141201213417.GA5842@redhat.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
(cherry picked from commit 78bff1c8684fb94f1ae7283688f90188b53fc433)
Signed-off-by: Denis Plotnikov <dplotnikov@virtuozzo.com>
 arch/x86/include/asm/spinlock.h | 14 +++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/spinlock.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/spinlock.h
index 4dc8606..63140dc 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/spinlock.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/spinlock.h
@@ -183,8 +183,20 @@  static __always_inline void arch_spin_lock_flags(arch_spinlock_t *lock,
 static inline void arch_spin_unlock_wait(arch_spinlock_t *lock)
-	while (arch_spin_is_locked(lock))
+	__ticket_t head = ACCESS_ONCE(lock->tickets.head);
+	for (;;) {
+		struct __raw_tickets tmp = ACCESS_ONCE(lock->tickets);
+		/*
+		 * We need to check "unlocked" in a loop, tmp.head == head
+		 * can be false positive because of overflow.
+		 */
+		if (tmp.head == (tmp.tail & ~TICKET_SLOWPATH_FLAG) ||
+		    tmp.head != head)
+			break;
+	}