[PATCH 3.13.y-ckt 037/121] tty: Fix high cpu load if tty is unreleaseable

From: Kamal Mostafa
Date: Tue Dec 02 2014 - 14:36:53 EST

3.13.11-ckt12 -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Peter Hurley <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit 37b164578826406a173ca7c20d9ba7430134d23e upstream.

Kernel oops can cause the tty to be unreleaseable (for example, if
n_tty_read() crashes while on the read_wait queue). This will cause
tty_release() to endlessly loop without sleeping.

Use a killable sleep timeout which grows by 2n+1 jiffies over the interval
[0, 120 secs.) and then jumps to forever (but still killable).

NB: killable just allows for the task to be rewoken manually, not
to be terminated.

Signed-off-by: Peter Hurley <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/tty/tty_io.c | 7 ++++++-
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/tty_io.c b/drivers/tty/tty_io.c
index d3448a9..25d0741 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/tty_io.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/tty_io.c
@@ -1701,6 +1701,7 @@ int tty_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
int pty_master, tty_closing, o_tty_closing, do_sleep;
int idx;
char buf[64];
+ long timeout = 0;

if (tty_paranoia_check(tty, inode, __func__))
return 0;
@@ -1785,7 +1786,11 @@ int tty_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
__func__, tty_name(tty, buf));
tty_unlock_pair(tty, o_tty);
- schedule();
+ schedule_timeout_killable(timeout);
+ if (timeout < 120 * HZ)
+ timeout = 2 * timeout + 1;
+ else


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