Re: [PATCH] crypto: picoxcell: add missed tasklet_kill

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Fri Nov 22 2019 - 03:55:36 EST

On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 10:31:16AM +0800, Chuhong Yuan wrote:
> This driver forgets to kill tasklet when probe fails and remove.
> Add the calls to fix it.
> Signed-off-by: Chuhong Yuan <hslester96@xxxxxxxxx>

Yes this driver does look buggy but I think your patch isn't

> diff --git a/drivers/crypto/picoxcell_crypto.c b/drivers/crypto/picoxcell_crypto.c
> index 3cbefb41b099..8d7c6bb2876e 100644
> --- a/drivers/crypto/picoxcell_crypto.c
> +++ b/drivers/crypto/picoxcell_crypto.c
> @@ -1755,6 +1755,7 @@ static int spacc_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> if (!ret)
> return 0;
> + tasklet_kill(&engine->complete);

The tasklet is schedule by the IRQ handler so you should not kill
it until the IRQ handler has been unregistered.

This driver is also buggy because it registers the IRQ handler
before initialising the tasklet. You must always be prepared for
spurious IRQs. IOW, as soon as you register the IRQ handler you
must be prepared for it to be called.

> @@ -1771,6 +1772,7 @@ static int spacc_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
> struct spacc_alg *alg, *next;
> struct spacc_engine *engine = platform_get_drvdata(pdev);
> + tasklet_kill(&engine->complete);


However, the IRQ handler is registered through devm which makes it
hard to kill the tasklet after unregistering it. We should probably
convert it to a normal request_irq so we can control how it's

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