Re: [PATCH] epoll: prevent missed events on EPOLL_CTL_MOD
From: Eric Wong
Date: Wed Jan 02 2013 - 14:32:16 EST
Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-01-02 at 18:40 +0000, Eric Wong wrote:
> > Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > It seems the real problem is the epi->event.events = event->events;
> > > which is done without taking ep->lock
> > Yes. I am hoping it is possible to do it without a lock there,
> > but your change is more obviously correct.
> > > While a smp_mb() could reduce the race window, I believe there is still
> > > a race, and the following patch would close it.
> > I'm not an experienced kernel hacker, can you describe where the race
> > would be?
> It would be for example in ep_send_events_proc() doing :
> if (epi->event.events & EPOLLONESHOT)
> epi->event.events &= EP_PRIVATE_BITS;
> And this could happen at the same time.
That modification in ep_send_events_proc() is protected by ep->mtx
(as is ep_modify()), though. Maybe there are other places, but I
don't see it.
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