[alsa-devel] [PATCH] sound: Fix race condition in the pcm_lib "wait for space loop
Arjan van de Ven
arjan at infradead.org
Wed Sep 7 05:07:36 CEST 2011
On Tue, 6 Sep 2011 15:59:54 -0700
Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> > --- a/sound/core/pcm_lib.c
> > +++ b/sound/core/pcm_lib.c
> > @@ -1761,6 +1761,10 @@ static int wait_for_avail(struct
> > snd_pcm_substream *substream, snd_pcm_uframes_t avail = 0;
> > long wait_time, tout;
> > + init_waitqueue_entry(&wait, current);
> > + add_wait_queue(&runtime->tsleep, &wait);
> > + set_current_state(TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
> Well, this isn't very good either. if a wakeup gets delivered to
> runtime->tsleep before the set_current_state(), this process will go
> ahead and incorrectly set itself into TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE state.
... and then check the condition for exit, and then set it to
TASK_RUNABLE a the end...
> That looks like it will be dont-care/cant-happen in this case, but
> it's setting a bad example.
agreed that your ordering is more clean/better.....
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