md: fix use-after-free bug when dropping an rdev from an md array
NeilBrown [Wed, 6 Feb 2008 09:39:56 +0000 (01:39 -0800)]
Due to possible deadlock issues we need to use a schedule work to kobject_del
an 'rdev' object from a different thread.

A recent change means that kobject_add no longer gets a refernce, and
kobject_del doesn't put a reference.  Consequently, we need to explicitly hold
a reference to ensure that the last reference isn't dropped before the
scheduled work get a chance to call kobject_del.

Also, rename delayed_delete to md_delayed_delete to that it is more obvious in
a stack trace which code is to blame.

Cc: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

drivers/md/md.c

index 08e0f8d..6cdd1b4 100644 (file)
@@ -1419,10 +1419,11 @@ static int bind_rdev_to_array(mdk_rdev_t * rdev, mddev_t * mddev)
        return err;
 }
 
-static void delayed_delete(struct work_struct *ws)
+static void md_delayed_delete(struct work_struct *ws)
 {
        mdk_rdev_t *rdev = container_of(ws, mdk_rdev_t, del_work);
        kobject_del(&rdev->kobj);
+       kobject_put(&rdev->kobj);
 }
 
 static void unbind_rdev_from_array(mdk_rdev_t * rdev)
@@ -1441,7 +1442,8 @@ static void unbind_rdev_from_array(mdk_rdev_t * rdev)
        /* We need to delay this, otherwise we can deadlock when
         * writing to 'remove' to "dev/state"
         */
-       INIT_WORK(&rdev->del_work, delayed_delete);
+       INIT_WORK(&rdev->del_work, md_delayed_delete);
+       kobject_get(&rdev->kobj);
        schedule_work(&rdev->del_work);
 }
 
@@ -3686,7 +3688,7 @@ static int do_md_stop(mddev_t * mddev, int mode)
                                sysfs_remove_link(&mddev->kobj, nm);
                        }
 
-               /* make sure all delayed_delete calls have finished */
+               /* make sure all md_delayed_delete calls have finished */
                flush_scheduled_work();
 
                export_array(mddev);