Commit e120dcb6 authored by Calvin Owens's avatar Calvin Owens Committed by Martin K. Petersen

ses: Fix racy cleanup of /sys in remove_dev()

Currently we free the resources backing the enclosure device before we
call device_unregister(). This is racy: during rmmod of low-level SCSI
drivers that hook into enclosure, we end up with a small window of time
during which writing to /sys can OOPS. Example trace with mpt3sas:

  general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP KASAN
  Modules linked in: mpt3sas(-) <...>
  RIP: [<ffffffffa0388a98>] ses_get_page2_descriptor.isra.6+0x38/0x220 [ses]
  Call Trace:
   [<ffffffffa0389d14>] ses_set_fault+0xf4/0x400 [ses]
   [<ffffffffa0361069>] set_component_fault+0xa9/0xf0 [enclosure]
   [<ffffffff8205bffc>] dev_attr_store+0x3c/0x70
   [<ffffffff81677df5>] sysfs_kf_write+0x115/0x180
   [<ffffffff81675725>] kernfs_fop_write+0x275/0x3a0
   [<ffffffff8151f810>] __vfs_write+0xe0/0x3e0
   [<ffffffff8152281f>] vfs_write+0x13f/0x4a0
   [<ffffffff81526731>] SyS_write+0x111/0x230
   [<ffffffff828b401b>] entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x13/0x94

Fortunately the solution is extremely simple: call device_unregister()
before we free the resources, and the race no longer exists. The driver
core holds a reference over ->remove_dev(), so AFAICT this is safe.
Signed-off-by: default avatarCalvin Owens <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarJames Bottomley <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin K. Petersen <>
parent ce7c6c9e
......@@ -778,6 +778,8 @@ static void ses_intf_remove_enclosure(struct scsi_device *sdev)
if (!edev)
ses_dev = edev->scratch;
edev->scratch = NULL;
......@@ -789,7 +791,6 @@ static void ses_intf_remove_enclosure(struct scsi_device *sdev)
static void ses_intf_remove(struct device *cdev,
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