Commit 78236571 authored by Henrique de Moraes Holschuh's avatar Henrique de Moraes Holschuh Committed by John W. Linville
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rfkill: rate-limit rfkill-input workqueue usage (v3)

Limit the number of "expensive" rfkill workqueue operations per second, in
order to not hog system resources too much when faced with a rogue source
of rfkill input events.

The old rfkill-input code (before it was refactored) had such a limit in
place.  It used to drop new events that were past the rate limit.  This
behaviour was not implemented as an anti-DoS measure, but rather as an
attempt to work around deficiencies in input device drivers which would
issue multiple KEY_FOO events too soon for a given key FOO (i.e. ones that
do not implement mechanical debouncing properly).

However, we can't really expect such issues to be worked around by every
input handler out there, and also by every userspace client of input
devices.  It is the input device driver's responsability to do debouncing
instead of spamming the input layer with bogus events.

The new limiter code is focused only on anti-DoS behaviour, and tries to
not lose events (instead, it coalesces them when possible).

The transmitters are updated once every 200ms, maximum.  Care is taken not
to delay a request to _enter_ rfkill transmitter Emergency Power Off (EPO)

If mistriggered (e.g. by a jiffies counter wrap), the code delays processing
*once* by 200ms.
Signed-off-by: default avatarHenrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
Cc: Ivo van Doorn <>
Cc: Dmitry Torokhov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent 17670799
......@@ -31,6 +31,9 @@ enum rfkill_input_master_mode {
/* Delay (in ms) between consecutive switch ops */
#define RFKILL_OPS_DELAY 200
static enum rfkill_input_master_mode rfkill_master_switch_mode =
module_param_named(master_switch_mode, rfkill_master_switch_mode, uint, 0);
......@@ -51,7 +54,7 @@ enum rfkill_global_sched_op {
struct rfkill_task {
struct work_struct work;
struct delayed_work dwork;
/* ensures that task is serialized */
struct mutex mutex;
......@@ -75,6 +78,9 @@ struct rfkill_task {
bool global_op_pending;
enum rfkill_global_sched_op op;
/* last time it was scheduled */
unsigned long last_scheduled;
static void __rfkill_handle_global_op(enum rfkill_global_sched_op op)
......@@ -138,8 +144,8 @@ static void __rfkill_handle_normal_op(const enum rfkill_type type,
static void rfkill_task_handler(struct work_struct *work)
struct rfkill_task *task =
container_of(work, struct rfkill_task, work);
struct rfkill_task *task = container_of(work,
struct rfkill_task,;
bool doit = true;
......@@ -194,12 +200,27 @@ static void rfkill_task_handler(struct work_struct *work)
static struct rfkill_task rfkill_task = {
.dwork = __DELAYED_WORK_INITIALIZER(rfkill_task.dwork,
.mutex = __MUTEX_INITIALIZER(rfkill_task.mutex),
.lock = __SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED(rfkill_task.lock),
static unsigned long rfkill_ratelimit(const unsigned long last)
const unsigned long delay = msecs_to_jiffies(RFKILL_OPS_DELAY);
return (time_after(jiffies, last + delay)) ? 0 : delay;
static void rfkill_schedule_ratelimited(void)
if (!delayed_work_pending(&rfkill_task.dwork)) {
rfkill_task.last_scheduled = jiffies;
static void rfkill_schedule_global_op(enum rfkill_global_sched_op op)
unsigned long flags;
......@@ -207,7 +228,13 @@ static void rfkill_schedule_global_op(enum rfkill_global_sched_op op)
spin_lock_irqsave(&rfkill_task.lock, flags);
rfkill_task.op = op;
rfkill_task.global_op_pending = true;
if (op == RFKILL_GLOBAL_OP_EPO && !rfkill_is_epo_lock_active()) {
/* bypass the limiter for EPO */
schedule_delayed_work(&rfkill_task.dwork, 0);
rfkill_task.last_scheduled = jiffies;
} else
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&rfkill_task.lock, flags);
......@@ -231,7 +258,7 @@ static void rfkill_schedule_set(enum rfkill_type type,
set_bit(type, rfkill_task.sw_newstate);
clear_bit(type, rfkill_task.sw_newstate);
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&rfkill_task.lock, flags);
......@@ -248,7 +275,7 @@ static void rfkill_schedule_toggle(enum rfkill_type type)
if (!rfkill_task.global_op_pending) {
set_bit(type, rfkill_task.sw_pending);
change_bit(type, rfkill_task.sw_togglestate);
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&rfkill_task.lock, flags);
......@@ -412,13 +439,19 @@ static int __init rfkill_handler_init(void)
if (rfkill_master_switch_mode >= RFKILL_INPUT_MASTER_MAX)
return -EINVAL;
* The penalty to not doing this is a possible RFKILL_OPS_DELAY delay
* at the first use. Acceptable, but if we can avoid it, why not?
rfkill_task.last_scheduled =
jiffies - msecs_to_jiffies(RFKILL_OPS_DELAY) - 1;
return input_register_handler(&rfkill_handler);
static void __exit rfkill_handler_exit(void)
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