[PATCH v1 net 01/15] sysctl: Fix data-races in proc_dou8vec_minmax().

From: Kuniyuki Iwashima
Date: Mon Jul 11 2022 - 20:18:28 EST

A sysctl variable is accessed concurrently, and there is always a chance
of data-race. So, all readers and writers need some basic protection to
avoid load/store-tearing.

This patch changes proc_dou8vec_minmax() to use READ_ONCE() and
WRITE_ONCE() internally to fix data-races on the sysctl side. For now,
proc_dou8vec_minmax() itself is tolerant to a data-race, but we still
need to add annotations on the other subsystem's side.

Fixes: cb9444130662 ("sysctl: add proc_dou8vec_minmax()")
Signed-off-by: Kuniyuki Iwashima <kuniyu@xxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/sysctl.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index bf9383d17e1b..b016d68da08a 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -1007,13 +1007,13 @@ int proc_dou8vec_minmax(struct ctl_table *table, int write,

tmp.maxlen = sizeof(val);
tmp.data = &val;
- val = *data;
+ val = READ_ONCE(*data);
res = do_proc_douintvec(&tmp, write, buffer, lenp, ppos,
do_proc_douintvec_minmax_conv, &param);
if (res)
return res;
if (write)
- *data = val;
+ WRITE_ONCE(*data, val);
return 0;