Commit 838f9cc9 authored by Rasmus Villemoes's avatar Rasmus Villemoes Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

kernel/async.c: revert "async: simplify lowest_in_progress()"

commit 4f7e988e upstream.

This reverts commit 92266d6e ("async: simplify lowest_in_progress()")
which was simply wrong: In the case where domain is NULL, we now use the
wrong offsetof() in the list_first_entry macro, so we don't actually
fetch the ->cookie value, but rather the eight bytes located
sizeof(struct list_head) further into the struct async_entry.

On 64 bit, that's the data member, while on 32 bit, that's a u64 built
from func and data in some order.

I think the bug happens to be harmless in practice: It obviously only
affects callers which pass a NULL domain, and AFAICT the only such
caller is

  async_synchronize_full() ->
  async_synchronize_full_domain(NULL) ->
  async_synchronize_cookie_domain(ASYNC_COOKIE_MAX, NULL)

and the ASYNC_COOKIE_MAX means that in practice we end up waiting for
the async_global_pending list to be empty - but it would break if
somebody happened to pass (void*)-1 as the data element to
async_schedule, and of course also if somebody ever does a
async_synchronize_cookie_domain(, NULL) with a "finite" cookie value.

Maybe the "harmless in practice" means this isn't -stable material.  But
I'm not completely confident my quick git grep'ing is enough, and there
might be affected code in one of the earlier kernels that has since been
removed, so I'll leave the decision to the stable guys.

Fixes: 92266d6e "async: simplify lowest_in_progress()"
Signed-off-by: default avatarRasmus Villemoes <>
Acked-by: default avatarTejun Heo <>
Cc: Arjan van de Ven <>
Cc: Adam Wallis <>
Cc: Lai Jiangshan <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 7e54b582
......@@ -84,20 +84,24 @@ static atomic_t entry_count;
static async_cookie_t lowest_in_progress(struct async_domain *domain)
struct list_head *pending;
struct async_entry *first = NULL;
async_cookie_t ret = ASYNC_COOKIE_MAX;
unsigned long flags;
spin_lock_irqsave(&async_lock, flags);
if (domain)
pending = &domain->pending;
pending = &async_global_pending;
if (domain) {
if (!list_empty(&domain->pending))
first = list_first_entry(&domain->pending,
struct async_entry, domain_list);
} else {
if (!list_empty(&async_global_pending))
first = list_first_entry(&async_global_pending,
struct async_entry, global_list);
if (!list_empty(pending))
ret = list_first_entry(pending, struct async_entry,
if (first)
ret = first->cookie;
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&async_lock, flags);
return ret;
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