Commit f09ac9db authored by Eric Paris's avatar Eric Paris Committed by Al Viro

Audit: stop deadlock from signals under load

A deadlock is possible between kauditd and auditd under load if auditd
receives a signal.  When auditd receives a signal it sends a netlink
message to the kernel asking for information about the sender of the
signal.  In that same context the audit system will attempt to send a
netlink message back to the userspace auditd.  If kauditd has already
filled the socket buffer (see netlink_attachskb()) auditd will now put
itself to sleep waiting for room to send the message.  Since auditd is
responsible for draining that socket we have a deadlock.  The fix, since
the response from the kernel does not need to be synchronous is to send
the signal information back to auditd in a separate thread.  And thus
auditd can continue to drain the audit queue normally.
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
parent f3d357b0
......@@ -156,6 +156,11 @@ struct audit_buffer {
gfp_t gfp_mask;
};
struct audit_reply {
int pid;
struct sk_buff *skb;
};
static void audit_set_pid(struct audit_buffer *ab, pid_t pid)
{
if (ab) {
......@@ -528,6 +533,19 @@ nlmsg_failure: /* Used by NLMSG_PUT */
return NULL;
}
static int audit_send_reply_thread(void *arg)
{
struct audit_reply *reply = (struct audit_reply *)arg;
mutex_lock(&audit_cmd_mutex);
mutex_unlock(&audit_cmd_mutex);
/* Ignore failure. It'll only happen if the sender goes away,
because our timeout is set to infinite. */
netlink_unicast(audit_sock, reply->skb, reply->pid, 0);
kfree(reply);
return 0;
}
/**
* audit_send_reply - send an audit reply message via netlink
* @pid: process id to send reply to
......@@ -544,14 +562,26 @@ nlmsg_failure: /* Used by NLMSG_PUT */
void audit_send_reply(int pid, int seq, int type, int done, int multi,
void *payload, int size)
{
struct sk_buff *skb;
struct sk_buff *skb;
struct task_struct *tsk;
struct audit_reply *reply = kmalloc(sizeof(struct audit_reply),
GFP_KERNEL);
if (!reply)
return;
skb = audit_make_reply(pid, seq, type, done, multi, payload, size);
if (!skb)
return;
/* Ignore failure. It'll only happen if the sender goes away,
because our timeout is set to infinite. */
netlink_unicast(audit_sock, skb, pid, 0);
return;
reply->pid = pid;
reply->skb = skb;
tsk = kthread_run(audit_send_reply_thread, reply, "audit_send_reply");
if (IS_ERR(tsk)) {
kfree(reply);
kfree_skb(skb);
}
}
/*
......
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