[PATCH 3.16.y-ckt 066/130] net: pktgen: fix race between pktgen_thread_worker() and kthread_stop()

From: Luis Henriques
Date: Fri Sep 04 2015 - 09:40:56 EST

3.16.7-ckt17 -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit fecdf8be2d91e04b0a9a4f79ff06499a36f5d14f upstream.

pktgen_thread_worker() is obviously racy, kthread_stop() can come
between the kthread_should_stop() check and set_current_state().

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Jan Stancek <jstancek@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Marcelo Leitner <mleitner@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
net/core/pktgen.c | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/core/pktgen.c b/net/core/pktgen.c
index 0e5719c20d61..0234ae038a62 100644
--- a/net/core/pktgen.c
+++ b/net/core/pktgen.c
@@ -3470,8 +3470,10 @@ static int pktgen_thread_worker(void *arg)

/* Wait for kthread_stop */
- while (!kthread_should_stop()) {
+ for (;;) {
+ if (kthread_should_stop())
+ break;
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