genirq: Fix race condition when stopping the irq thread
authorIdo Yariv <ido@wizery.com>
Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:55:08 +0000 (13:55 +0200)
committerThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:54:24 +0000 (11:54 +0100)
commit550acb19269d65f32e9ac4ddb26c2b2070e37f1c
tree804925b363142e47a4a26f1afcfb8f9e302bed0e
parentb930c26416c4ea6855726fd977145ccea9afbdda
genirq: Fix race condition when stopping the irq thread

In irq_wait_for_interrupt(), the should_stop member is verified before
setting the task's state to TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE and calling schedule().
In case kthread_stop sets should_stop and wakes up the process after
should_stop is checked by the irq thread but before the task's state
is changed, the irq thread might never exit:

kthread_stop                    irq_wait_for_interrupt
------------                    ----------------------

                                 ...
...                              while (!kthread_should_stop()) {
kthread->should_stop = 1;
wake_up_process(k);
wait_for_completion(&kthread->exited);
...
                                     set_current_state(TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);

                                     ...

                                     schedule();
                                 }

Fix this by checking if the thread should stop after modifying the
task's state.

[ tglx: Simplified it a bit ]

Signed-off-by: Ido Yariv <ido@wizery.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1322740508-22640-1-git-send-email-ido@wizery.com
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: stable@kernel.org
kernel/irq/manage.c