Re: [PATCH] HID: i2c-hid: fix race condition reading reports

From: Antonio Borneo
Date: Wed Nov 19 2014 - 11:37:52 EST

Hi Benjamin,

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 5:43 AM, Benjamin Tissoires
<benjamin.tissoires@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey Antonio,
> On Nov 16 2014 or thereabouts, Antonio Borneo wrote:
>> From: Jean-Baptiste Maneyrol <jmaneyrol@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> From: Jean-Baptiste Maneyrol <jmaneyrol@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Current driver uses a common buffer for reading reports either
>> synchronously in i2c_hid_get_raw_report() and asynchronously in
>> the interrupt handler.
>> There is race condition if an interrupt arrives immediately after
>> the report is received in i2c_hid_get_raw_report(); the common
>> buffer is modified by the interrupt handler with the new report
>> and then i2c_hid_get_raw_report() proceed using wrong data.
>> Fix it by using a separate buffers for asynchronous reports.
>> Signed-off-by: Jean-Baptiste Maneyrol <jmaneyrol@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> [Antonio Borneo: cleanup and rebase to v3.17]
>> Signed-off-by: Antonio Borneo <borneo.antonio@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> For your next submission, when you want a patch to go in stable, put CC
> here, but please do not CC the actual mail to stable@. Stable should receive
> either mails which are already in Linus' tree, or which refer a commit
> in Linus' tree in case it does not applies smoothly.
> [keeping stable@ here to show them that this one should not get picked
> right now]

I agree with you to lower the noise in -stable, even if Greg does not
feel annoyed.
I'll take care in the future.

>> ---
>> Hi Jiri, Benjamin,
>> I think this patch should also go through linux-stable.
>> Confirmation from our side is welcome.
> I think the patch is definitively valuable. However, my personal taste
> would go for having a new .rawbuf buffer and use it in
> i2c_hid_get_raw_report(). The rationale would be that it's actually
> i2c_hid_get_raw_report() which is problematic, not the generic irq
> handling. Also I prefer rawbuf to irqinbuf.
> I am perfectly aware that this is just bikeshedding, so if changing the
> patch is too cumbersome (looks like Jean-Baptiste is involved), and if
> Jiri agree, this can go into the hid tree with my reviewed-by.
> I am fine having this version or the rawbuf one in stable BTW.

No major issue changing the patch in line with your suggestion; just
some offline work to get also Jean-Baptiste check and approve it.
I'll send shortly a V2 that adds rawbuf instead of irqinbuf.
I will not add your "reviewed-by" since the code in V2 is quite
different than V1.

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