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[v6] eal: fix race in ctrl thread creation

Message ID 20210407144236.128365-1-lucp.at.work@gmail.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded
Delegated to: David Marchand
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Series [v6] eal: fix race in ctrl thread creation | expand

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Luc Pelletier April 7, 2021, 2:42 p.m. UTC
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(-)

Comments

Olivier Matz April 7, 2021, 2:57 p.m. UTC | #1
Hi Luc,

On Wed, Apr 07, 2021 at 10:42:37AM -0400, Luc Pelletier wrote:
> 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.

From [1], it seems that pthread_barrier_wait() is a full memory barrier.
So while not wrong, I think using atomic built-ins it is not needed.

[1] https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/basedefs/V1_chap04.html#tag_04_11



> 
>  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
>
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Patch

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;
 }