Commit 5dbe7c17 authored by Committed by David S. Miller
net: fix kernel deadlock with interface rename and netdev name retrieval.
When the kernel (compiled with CONFIG_PREEMPT=n) is performing the rename of a network interface, it can end up waiting for a workqueue to complete. If userland is able to invoke a SIOCGIFNAME ioctl or a SO_BINDTODEVICE getsockopt in between, the kernel will deadlock due to the fact that read_secklock_begin() will spin forever waiting for the writer process (the one doing the interface rename) to update the devnet_rename_seq sequence. This patch fixes the problem by adding a helper (netdev_get_name()) and using it in the code handling the SIOCGIFNAME ioctl and SO_BINDTODEVICE setsockopt. The netdev_get_name() helper uses raw_seqcount_begin() to avoid spinning forever, waiting for devnet_rename_seq->sequence to become even. cond_resched() is used in the contended case, before retrying the access to give the writer process a chance to finish. The use of raw_seqcount_begin() will incur some unneeded work in the reader process in the contended case, but this is better than deadlocking the system. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Schichan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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