random: don't try to look at entropy_count outside the lock
Matt Mackall [Tue, 6 Jan 2009 22:42:55 +0000 (14:42 -0800)]
As a non-atomic value, it's only safe to look at entropy_count when the
pool lock is held, so we move the BUG_ON inside the lock for correctness.

Also remove the spurious comment.  It's ok for entropy_count to
temporarily exceed POOLBITS so long as it's left in a consistent state
when the lock is released.

This is a more correct, simple, and idiomatic fix for the bug in
8b76f46a2db.  I've left the reorderings introduced by that patch in place
as they're harmless, even though they don't properly deal with potential
atomicity issues.

Signed-off-by: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

drivers/char/random.c

index c7afc06..7c13581 100644 (file)
@@ -407,7 +407,7 @@ struct entropy_store {
        /* read-write data: */
        spinlock_t lock;
        unsigned add_ptr;
-       int entropy_count;      /* Must at no time exceed ->POOLBITS! */
+       int entropy_count;
        int input_rotate;
 };
 
@@ -767,11 +767,10 @@ static size_t account(struct entropy_store *r, size_t nbytes, int min,
 {
        unsigned long flags;
 
-       BUG_ON(r->entropy_count > r->poolinfo->POOLBITS);
-
        /* Hold lock while accounting */
        spin_lock_irqsave(&r->lock, flags);
 
+       BUG_ON(r->entropy_count > r->poolinfo->POOLBITS);
        DEBUG_ENT("trying to extract %d bits from %s\n",
                  nbytes * 8, r->name);