Commit acfa747b authored by Jiri Slaby's avatar Jiri Slaby Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

TTY: open/hangup race fixup

Like in the "TTY: don't allow reopen when ldisc is changing" patch,
this one fixes a TTY WARNING as described in the option 1) there:
1) __tty_hangup from tty_ldisc_hangup to tty_ldisc_enable. During this
section tty_lock is held. However tty_lock is temporarily dropped in
the middle of the function by tty_ldisc_hangup.

The fix is to introduce a new flag which we set during the unlocked
window and check it in tty_reopen too. The flag is TTY_HUPPING and is
cleared after TTY_HUPPED is set.

While at it, remove duplicate TTY_HUPPED set_bit. The one after
calling ops->hangup seems to be more correct. But anyway, we hold
tty_lock, so there should be no difference.

Also document the function it does that kind of crap.

Nicely reproducible with two forked children:
static void do_work(const char *tty)
	if (signal(SIGHUP, SIG_IGN) == SIG_ERR) exit(1);
	while (1) {
		int fd = open(tty, O_RDWR|O_NOCTTY);
		if (fd < 0) continue;
		if (ioctl(fd, TIOCSCTTY)) continue;
		if (vhangup()) continue;
Signed-off-by: default avatarJiri Slaby <>
Reported-by: <>
Reported-by: default avatarKyle McMartin <>
Cc: Alan Cox <>
Cc: stable <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent e2efafbf
......@@ -559,6 +559,9 @@ void __tty_hangup(struct tty_struct *tty)
/* some functions below drop BTM, so we need this bit */
set_bit(TTY_HUPPING, &tty->flags);
/* inuse_filps is protected by the single tty lock,
this really needs to change if we want to flush the
workqueue with the lock held */
......@@ -578,6 +581,10 @@ void __tty_hangup(struct tty_struct *tty)
* it drops BTM and thus races with reopen
* we protect the race by TTY_HUPPING
......@@ -615,7 +622,6 @@ void __tty_hangup(struct tty_struct *tty)
tty->session = NULL;
tty->pgrp = NULL;
tty->ctrl_status = 0;
set_bit(TTY_HUPPED, &tty->flags);
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&tty->ctrl_lock, flags);
/* Account for the p->signal references we killed */
......@@ -641,6 +647,7 @@ void __tty_hangup(struct tty_struct *tty)
* can't yet guarantee all that.
set_bit(TTY_HUPPED, &tty->flags);
clear_bit(TTY_HUPPING, &tty->flags);
......@@ -1311,6 +1318,7 @@ static int tty_reopen(struct tty_struct *tty)
struct tty_driver *driver = tty->driver;
if (test_bit(TTY_CLOSING, &tty->flags) ||
test_bit(TTY_HUPPING, &tty->flags) ||
test_bit(TTY_LDISC_CHANGING, &tty->flags))
return -EIO;
......@@ -367,6 +367,7 @@ struct tty_file_private {
#define TTY_HUPPED 18 /* Post driver->hangup() */
#define TTY_FLUSHING 19 /* Flushing to ldisc in progress */
#define TTY_FLUSHPENDING 20 /* Queued buffer flush pending */
#define TTY_HUPPING 21 /* ->hangup() in progress */
#define TTY_WRITE_FLUSH(tty) tty_write_flush((tty))
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