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    fix io_destroy()/aio_complete() race · 4faa9996
    Al Viro authored
    If io_destroy() gets to cancelling everything that can be cancelled and
    gets to kiocb_cancel() calling the function driver has left in ->ki_cancel,
    it becomes vulnerable to a race with IO completion.  At that point req
    is already taken off the list and aio_complete() does *NOT* spin until
    we (in free_ioctx_users()) releases ->ctx_lock.  As the result, it proceeds
    to kiocb_free(), freing req just it gets passed to ->ki_cancel().
    Fix is simple - remove from the list after the call of kiocb_cancel().  All
    instances of ->ki_cancel() already have to cope with the being called with
    iocb still on list - that's what happens in io_cancel(2).
    Cc: stable@kernel.org
    Fixes: 0460fef2
     "aio: use cancellation list lazily"
    Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
aio.c 47 KB