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authorOleg Nesterov <>2012-09-30 20:31:41 +0200
committerAnton Arapov <>2012-10-29 11:50:19 +0100
commit7e0dbbe849e1d99b1b3ae1b5acc7a1dabaf64e7f (patch)
tree7984c88cbbdc57b2b69b9f0a8bae7efc6309e110 /kernel/events
parent50dfafcb45e17878104d94f7a479de83ec76d6b6 (diff)
uprobes: Fix prepare_uprobe() race with itself
install_breakpoint() is called under mm->mmap_sem, this protects set_swbp() but not prepare_uprobe(). Two or more different tasks can call install_breakpoint()->prepare_uprobe() at the same time, this leads to numerous problems if UPROBE_COPY_INSN is not set. Just for example, the second copy_insn() can corrupt the already analyzed/fixuped uprobe->arch.insn and race with handle_swbp(). This patch simply adds uprobe->copy_mutex to serialize this code. We could probably reuse ->consumer_rwsem, but this would mean that consumer->handler() can not use mm->mmap_sem, not good. Note: this is another temporary ugly hack until we move this logic into uprobe_register(). Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <> Acked-by: Srikar Dronamraju <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/events')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/events/uprobes.c b/kernel/events/uprobes.c
index 4f315fa94c5..7f62b30c417 100644
--- a/kernel/events/uprobes.c
+++ b/kernel/events/uprobes.c
@@ -89,6 +89,7 @@ struct uprobe {
struct rb_node rb_node; /* node in the rb tree */
atomic_t ref;
struct rw_semaphore consumer_rwsem;
+ struct mutex copy_mutex; /* TODO: kill me and UPROBE_COPY_INSN */
struct list_head pending_list;
struct uprobe_consumer *consumers;
struct inode *inode; /* Also hold a ref to inode */
@@ -444,6 +445,7 @@ static struct uprobe *alloc_uprobe(struct inode *inode, loff_t offset)
uprobe->inode = igrab(inode);
uprobe->offset = offset;
+ mutex_init(&uprobe->copy_mutex);
/* add to uprobes_tree, sorted on inode:offset */
cur_uprobe = insert_uprobe(uprobe);
@@ -578,6 +580,10 @@ static int prepare_uprobe(struct uprobe *uprobe, struct file *file,
if (uprobe->flags & UPROBE_COPY_INSN)
return ret;
+ mutex_lock(&uprobe->copy_mutex);
+ if (uprobe->flags & UPROBE_COPY_INSN)
+ goto out;
ret = copy_insn(uprobe, file);
if (ret)
goto out;
@@ -598,6 +604,8 @@ static int prepare_uprobe(struct uprobe *uprobe, struct file *file,
uprobe->flags |= UPROBE_COPY_INSN;
+ mutex_unlock(&uprobe->copy_mutex);
return ret;