[Letux-kernel] BUG: drivers/pinctrl/core: races in pinctrl_groups and deferred probing

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Fri Jun 15 13:13:18 CEST 2018


* Tony Lindgren <tony at atomide.com> [180615 07:00]:
> * H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com> [180614 12:15]:
> > Hi Tony,
> > 
> > > Am 14.06.2018 um 14:01 schrieb Tony Lindgren <tony at atomide.com>:
> > > 
> > > * H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com> [180613 12:41]:
> > >> 
> > >> Now if I look into pinctrl_generic_add_group() and pinctrl_generic_get_group_name(),
> > >> pctldev->num_groups++ is not protected if pinctrl_generic_add_group() may be called by
> > >> two threads in parallel for the same pctldev. Hence a second thread may try to insert
> > >> a different node into the radix tree at the same selector index. This fails but there
> > >> is no error check - and the second entry is completely missing (but probably assumed to
> > >> be there).
> > > 
> > > Sounds like pinctrl-single.c is missing mutex around calls to
> > > pinctrl_generic_add_group()?
> > 
> > Yes, that could be. I didn't research the call path, just the one of
> > devm_pinctrl_get(). That uses a mutex in
> 
> In addition to missing mutex lock around the generic pinctrl functions
> we also have racy helpers pinctrl_generic_remove_last_group() and
> pinmux_generic_remove_last_function() like you pointed out. I'll post
> a patch for you later on today to test.

OK I posted a series to fix these issues hopefully as thread
"[PATCH 0/5] pinctrl fixes for generic functions and groups".

Can you please test and see if that is enough to fix the issues
you're seeing?

Regards,

Tony



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