configfs: fix race between dentry put and lookup
authorJunxiao Bi <junxiao.bi@oracle.com>
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:31:56 +0000 (14:31 -0800)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:28:12 +0000 (11:28 -0800)
commit84628ce030defb146b4de6bb6201882d436e49de
tree57891bd8f4fc8630d638374f2c2cd93a4458109f
parent00c5535698d5db83a3cd15d7f6a9b95c71044b4d
configfs: fix race between dentry put and lookup

commit 76ae281f6307331aa063288edb6422ae99f435f0 upstream.

A race window in configfs, it starts from one dentry is UNHASHED and end
before configfs_d_iput is called.  In this window, if a lookup happen,
since the original dentry was UNHASHED, so a new dentry will be
allocated, and then in configfs_attach_attr(), sd->s_dentry will be
updated to the new dentry.  Then in configfs_d_iput(),
BUG_ON(sd->s_dentry != dentry) will be triggered and system panic.

sys_open:                     sys_close:
 ...                           fput
                                dput
                                 dentry_kill
                                  __d_drop <--- dentry unhashed here,
                                           but sd->dentry still point
                                           to this dentry.

 lookup_real
  configfs_lookup
   configfs_attach_attr---> update sd->s_dentry
                            to new allocated dentry here.

                                   d_kill
                                     configfs_d_iput <--- BUG_ON(sd->s_dentry != dentry)
                                                     triggered here.

To fix it, change configfs_d_iput to not update sd->s_dentry if
sd->s_count > 2, that means there are another dentry is using the sd
beside the one that is going to be put.  Use configfs_dirent_lock in
configfs_attach_attr to sync with configfs_d_iput.

With the following steps, you can reproduce the bug.

1. enable ocfs2, this will mount configfs at /sys/kernel/config and
   fill configure in it.

2. run the following script.
while [ 1 ]; do cat /sys/kernel/config/cluster/$your_cluster_name/idle_timeout_ms > /dev/null; done &
while [ 1 ]; do cat /sys/kernel/config/cluster/$your_cluster_name/idle_timeout_ms > /dev/null; done &

Signed-off-by: Junxiao Bi <junxiao.bi@oracle.com>
Cc: Joel Becker <jlbec@evilplan.org>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
fs/configfs/dir.c