Unverified Commit b191d649 authored by Suren Baghdasaryan's avatar Suren Baghdasaryan Committed by Christian Brauner

pidfd: fix a poll race when setting exit_state

There is a race between reading task->exit_state in pidfd_poll and
writing it after do_notify_parent calls do_notify_pidfd. Expected
sequence of events is:

CPU 0                            CPU 1
------------------------------------------------
exit_notify
  do_notify_parent
    do_notify_pidfd
  tsk->exit_state = EXIT_DEAD
                                  pidfd_poll
                                     if (tsk->exit_state)

However nothing prevents the following sequence:

CPU 0                            CPU 1
------------------------------------------------
exit_notify
  do_notify_parent
    do_notify_pidfd
                                   pidfd_poll
                                      if (tsk->exit_state)
  tsk->exit_state = EXIT_DEAD

This causes a polling task to wait forever, since poll blocks because
exit_state is 0 and the waiting task is not notified again. A stress
test continuously doing pidfd poll and process exits uncovered this bug.

To fix it, we make sure that the task's exit_state is always set before
calling do_notify_pidfd.

Fixes: b53b0b9d ("pidfd: add polling support")
Cc: kernel-team@android.com
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSuren Baghdasaryan <surenb@google.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJoel Fernandes (Google) <joel@joelfernandes.org>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20190717172100.261204-1-joel@joelfernandes.org
[christian@brauner.io: adapt commit message and drop unneeded changes from wait_task_zombie]
Signed-off-by: default avatarChristian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>
parent 5f9e832c
......@@ -720,6 +720,7 @@ static void exit_notify(struct task_struct *tsk, int group_dead)
if (group_dead)
kill_orphaned_pgrp(tsk->group_leader, NULL);
tsk->exit_state = EXIT_ZOMBIE;
if (unlikely(tsk->ptrace)) {
int sig = thread_group_leader(tsk) &&
thread_group_empty(tsk) &&
......
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