path: root/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.c
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authorCorey Minyard <minyard@acm.org>2007-02-10 01:45:45 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-02-11 10:51:31 -0800
commit78ba2faf71c63990cba9997f18cf1d610e06e3f2 (patch)
tree8cf435b8ade77c358dc3c4cc6a3349d65702170f /drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.c
parent3678d62f028689abc8ac5693b254e48f605f94ba (diff)
[PATCH] IPMI: Fix some RCU problems
Fix some RCU problem pointed out by Paul McKenney of IBM. These are: The wholesale move of the command receivers list into a new list was not safe because the list will point to the new tail during a traversal, so the traversal will never end on a reader if this happens during a read. Memory barriers were needed to handle proper ordering of the setting of the IPMI interface as valid. Readers might not see proper ordering of data otherwise. In ipmi_smi_watcher_register(), the use of the _rcu suffix on the list is unnecessary. This require the list_splice_init_rcu() patch previously posted. Signed-off-by: Corey Minyard <minyard@acm.org> Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.c')
1 files changed, 22 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.c b/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.c
index 53582b53da9..230064ede08 100644
--- a/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.c
+++ b/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.c
@@ -406,13 +406,14 @@ static void clean_up_interface_data(ipmi_smi_t intf)
- /* Wholesale remove all the entries from the list in the
- * interface and wait for RCU to know that none are in use. */
+ /*
+ * Wholesale remove all the entries from the list in the
+ * interface and wait for RCU to know that none are in use.
+ */
- list_add_rcu(&list, &intf->cmd_rcvrs);
- list_del_rcu(&intf->cmd_rcvrs);
+ INIT_LIST_HEAD(&list);
+ list_splice_init_rcu(&intf->cmd_rcvrs, &list, synchronize_rcu);
- synchronize_rcu();
list_for_each_entry_safe(rcvr, rcvr2, &list, link)
@@ -451,7 +452,7 @@ int ipmi_smi_watcher_register(struct ipmi_smi_watcher *watcher)
/* Build a list of things to deliver. */
- list_for_each_entry_rcu(intf, &ipmi_interfaces, link) {
+ list_for_each_entry(intf, &ipmi_interfaces, link) {
if (intf->intf_num == -1)
e = kmalloc(sizeof(*e), GFP_KERNEL);
@@ -2760,9 +2761,15 @@ int ipmi_register_smi(struct ipmi_smi_handlers *handlers,
kref_put(&intf->refcount, intf_free);
} else {
- /* After this point the interface is legal to use. */
+ /*
+ * Keep memory order straight for RCU readers. Make
+ * sure everything else is committed to memory before
+ * setting intf_num to mark the interface valid.
+ */
+ smp_wmb();
intf->intf_num = i;
+ /* After this point the interface is legal to use. */
call_smi_watchers(i, intf->si_dev);
@@ -3923,6 +3930,14 @@ static void send_panic_events(char *str)
/* Interface was not ready yet. */
+ /*
+ * intf_num is used as an marker to tell if the
+ * interface is valid. Thus we need a read barrier to
+ * make sure data fetched before checking intf_num
+ * won't be used.
+ */
+ smp_rmb();
/* First job here is to figure out where to send the
OEM events. There's no way in IPMI to send OEM
events using an event send command, so we have to