wait: fix false timeouts when using wait_event_timeout()
Imre Deak [Fri, 24 May 2013 22:55:09 +0000 (15:55 -0700)]
commit 4c663cfc523a88d97a8309b04a089c27dc57fd7e upstream.

Many callers of the wait_event_timeout() and
wait_event_interruptible_timeout() expect that the return value will be
positive if the specified condition becomes true before the timeout
elapses.  However, at the moment this isn't guaranteed.  If the wake-up
handler is delayed enough, the time remaining until timeout will be
calculated as 0 - and passed back as a return value - even if the
condition became true before the timeout has passed.

Fix this by returning at least 1 if the condition becomes true.  This
semantic is in line with what wait_for_condition_timeout() does; see
commit bb10ed09 ("sched: fix wait_for_completion_timeout() spurious
failure under heavy load").

Daniel said "We have 3 instances of this bug in drm/i915.  One case even
where we switch between the interruptible and not interruptible
wait_event_timeout variants, foolishly presuming they have the same
semantics.  I very much like this."

One such bug is reported at
  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=64133

Signed-off-by: Imre Deak <imre.deak@intel.com>
Acked-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch>
Acked-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Cc: Lukas Czerner <lczerner@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

include/linux/wait.h

index 1dee81c..6c6c20e 100644 (file)
@@ -233,6 +233,8 @@ do {                                                                        \
                if (!ret)                                               \
                        break;                                          \
        }                                                               \
+       if (!ret && (condition))                                        \
+               ret = 1;                                                \
        finish_wait(&wq, &__wait);                                      \
 } while (0)
 
@@ -249,8 +251,9 @@ do {                                                                        \
  * wake_up() has to be called after changing any variable that could
  * change the result of the wait condition.
  *
- * The function returns 0 if the @timeout elapsed, and the remaining
- * jiffies if the condition evaluated to true before the timeout elapsed.
+ * The function returns 0 if the @timeout elapsed, or the remaining
+ * jiffies (at least 1) if the @condition evaluated to %true before
+ * the @timeout elapsed.
  */
 #define wait_event_timeout(wq, condition, timeout)                     \
 ({                                                                     \
@@ -318,6 +321,8 @@ do {                                                                        \
                ret = -ERESTARTSYS;                                     \
                break;                                                  \
        }                                                               \
+       if (!ret && (condition))                                        \
+               ret = 1;                                                \
        finish_wait(&wq, &__wait);                                      \
 } while (0)
 
@@ -334,9 +339,10 @@ do {                                                                       \
  * wake_up() has to be called after changing any variable that could
  * change the result of the wait condition.
  *
- * The function returns 0 if the @timeout elapsed, -ERESTARTSYS if it
- * was interrupted by a signal, and the remaining jiffies otherwise
- * if the condition evaluated to true before the timeout elapsed.
+ * Returns:
+ * 0 if the @timeout elapsed, -%ERESTARTSYS if it was interrupted by
+ * a signal, or the remaining jiffies (at least 1) if the @condition
+ * evaluated to %true before the @timeout elapsed.
  */
 #define wait_event_interruptible_timeout(wq, condition, timeout)       \
 ({                                                                     \