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From: Luc Pelletier <lucp.at.work@gmail.com>
To: olivier.matz@6wind.com, jianfeng.tan@intel.com,
	Honnappa.Nagarahalli@arm.com
Cc: dev@dpdk.org, Luc Pelletier <lucp.at.work@gmail.com>, stable@dpdk.org
Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6] eal: fix race in ctrl thread creation
Date: Wed,  7 Apr 2021 10:42:37 -0400
Message-ID: <20210407144236.128365-1-lucp.at.work@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210407133105.GL1650@platinum>

The creation of control threads uses a pthread barrier for
synchronization. This patch fixes a race condition where the pthread
barrier could get destroyed while one of the threads has not yet
returned from the pthread_barrier_wait function, which could result in
undefined behaviour.

Fixes: 3a0d465d4c53 ("eal: fix use-after-free on control thread creation")
Cc: jianfeng.tan@intel.com
Cc: stable@dpdk.org

Signed-off-by: Luc Pelletier <lucp.at.work@gmail.com>
---

Hi Olivier,

I've made the changes as you requested. However, I'm using the atomic
built-ins for reading and writing start_routine; I think they're
required to prevent any re-reordering.

Please let me know what you think.

 lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_thread.c | 63 +++++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 35 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_thread.c b/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_thread.c
index 73a055902..fcb386f77 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_thread.c
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_thread.c
@@ -170,25 +170,34 @@ struct rte_thread_ctrl_params {
 	void *(*start_routine)(void *);
 	void *arg;
 	pthread_barrier_t configured;
+	unsigned int refcnt;
 };
 
+static void ctrl_params_free(struct rte_thread_ctrl_params *params)
+{
+	if (__atomic_sub_fetch(&params->refcnt, 1, __ATOMIC_ACQ_REL) == 0) {
+		pthread_barrier_destroy(&params->configured);
+		free(params);
+	}
+}
+
 static void *ctrl_thread_init(void *arg)
 {
-	int ret;
 	struct internal_config *internal_conf =
 		eal_get_internal_configuration();
 	rte_cpuset_t *cpuset = &internal_conf->ctrl_cpuset;
 	struct rte_thread_ctrl_params *params = arg;
-	void *(*start_routine)(void *) = params->start_routine;
+	void *(*start_routine)(void *);
 	void *routine_arg = params->arg;
 
 	__rte_thread_init(rte_lcore_id(), cpuset);
 
-	ret = pthread_barrier_wait(&params->configured);
-	if (ret == PTHREAD_BARRIER_SERIAL_THREAD) {
-		pthread_barrier_destroy(&params->configured);
-		free(params);
-	}
+	pthread_barrier_wait(&params->configured);
+	start_routine = __atomic_load_n(&params->start_routine, __ATOMIC_ACQUIRE);
+	ctrl_params_free(params);
+
+	if (start_routine == NULL)
+		return NULL;
 
 	return start_routine(routine_arg);
 }
@@ -210,14 +219,15 @@ rte_ctrl_thread_create(pthread_t *thread, const char *name,
 
 	params->start_routine = start_routine;
 	params->arg = arg;
+	params->refcnt = 2;
 
-	pthread_barrier_init(&params->configured, NULL, 2);
+	ret = pthread_barrier_init(&params->configured, NULL, 2);
+	if (ret != 0)
+		goto fail_no_barrier;
 
 	ret = pthread_create(thread, attr, ctrl_thread_init, (void *)params);
-	if (ret != 0) {
-		free(params);
-		return -ret;
-	}
+	if (ret != 0)
+		goto fail_with_barrier;
 
 	if (name != NULL) {
 		ret = rte_thread_setname(*thread, name);
@@ -227,25 +237,22 @@ rte_ctrl_thread_create(pthread_t *thread, const char *name,
 	}
 
 	ret = pthread_setaffinity_np(*thread, sizeof(*cpuset), cpuset);
-	if (ret)
-		goto fail;
+	if (ret != 0)
+		__atomic_store_n(&params->start_routine, NULL, __ATOMIC_RELEASE);
+	pthread_barrier_wait(&params->configured);
+	ctrl_params_free(params);
 
-	ret = pthread_barrier_wait(&params->configured);
-	if (ret == PTHREAD_BARRIER_SERIAL_THREAD) {
-		pthread_barrier_destroy(&params->configured);
-		free(params);
-	}
+	if (ret != 0)
+		pthread_join(*thread, NULL);
 
-	return 0;
+	return -ret;
+
+fail_with_barrier:
+	pthread_barrier_destroy(&params->configured);
+
+fail_no_barrier:
+	free(params);
 
-fail:
-	if (PTHREAD_BARRIER_SERIAL_THREAD ==
-	    pthread_barrier_wait(&params->configured)) {
-		pthread_barrier_destroy(&params->configured);
-		free(params);
-	}
-	pthread_cancel(*thread);
-	pthread_join(*thread, NULL);
 	return -ret;
 }
 
-- 
2.25.1


  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-07 14:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-24 13:04 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] eal: fix possible UB on creation of ctrl thread Luc Pelletier
2021-03-25 11:27 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] eal: fix race in ctrl thread creation Olivier Matz
2021-03-25 14:42   ` Luc Pelletier
2021-04-02  4:34   ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2021-04-06 15:57 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] eal: fix possible UB on creation of ctrl thread Luc Pelletier
2021-04-06 16:15 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] eal: fix race in ctrl thread creation Luc Pelletier
2021-04-06 21:10   ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2021-04-07 12:35     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] " Luc Pelletier
2021-04-07 12:53       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5] " Luc Pelletier
2021-04-07 13:22         ` Luc Pelletier
2021-04-07 13:31         ` Olivier Matz
2021-04-07 14:42           ` Luc Pelletier [this message]
2021-04-07 14:57             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6] " Olivier Matz
2021-04-07 15:29               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7] " Luc Pelletier
2021-04-07 17:15                 ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2021-04-07 15:15           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5] " Honnappa Nagarahalli
2021-04-07 20:16             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] " Luc Pelletier
2021-04-08 14:17               ` Olivier Matz
2021-04-08 17:06               ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2021-04-07 20:16             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] eal: fix hang in ctrl thread creation error logic Luc Pelletier
2021-04-08 14:20               ` Olivier Matz
2021-04-08 18:01                 ` Luc Pelletier
2021-04-09  8:13                   ` David Marchand
2021-04-08 17:07               ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2021-04-09 14:34               ` [dpdk-dev] [dpdk-stable] " David Marchand

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