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Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:31:12 +0200
From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@...akpoint.cc>
To: "Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason@...c4.com>
Cc: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>,
	Linux Crypto Mailing List <linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	Eric Biggers <ebiggers3@...il.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, tglx@...utronix.de
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 01/13] random: invalidate batched entropy after crng
 init

On 2017-06-15 00:33:12 [+0200], Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> There's a potential race that I fixed in my v5 of that patch set, but
> Ted only took v4, and for whatever reason has been to busy to submit
> the additional patch I already posted showing the diff between v4&v5.
> Hopefully he actually gets around to it and sends this for the next
> rc. Here it is:
> 
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9774563/

So you replace "crng_init < 2" with use_lock instead. That is not what I
am talking about. Again:
	add_interrupt_randomness()
->       crng_fast_load()	        spin_trylock_irqsave(&primary_crng.lock, )
->        invalidate_batched_entropy()  write_lock_irqsave(&batched_entropy_reset_lock, );

in that order while the code path
	get_random_uXX()                read_lock_irqsave(&batched_entropy_reset_lock, );
->       extract_crng()
->        _extract_crng()                spin_lock_irqsave(&crng->lock, );

which allocates the same lock in opposite order.
That means
  T1			T2
  crng_fast_load()	get_random_u64()
  			extract_crng()
              *dead lock*
invalidate_batched_entropy()
			_extract_crng()

So T1 waits for batched_entropy_reset_lock holding primary_crng.lock and
T2 waits for primary_crng.lock holding batched_entropy_reset_lock.

Sebastian

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