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authorChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>2020-08-11 18:34:10 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2020-08-12 10:57:59 -0700
commit8043fc147a97ec2eefc582487f344f2cbe86d12e (patch)
tree05be60738ff9974830290aa6a4459336ecdd45d9 /kernel/umh.c
parentf48ff83e9c1a8fc2e8bfedb4855933eb1ed159b2 (diff)
kernel: add a kernel_wait helper
Add a helper that waits for a pid and stores the status in the passed in kernel pointer. Use it to fix the usage of kernel_wait4 in call_usermodehelper_exec_sync that only happens to work due to the implicit set_fs(KERNEL_DS) for kernel threads. Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Reviewed-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Acked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200721130449.5008-1-hch@lst.de Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/umh.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/umh.c29
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 25 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/umh.c b/kernel/umh.c
index a25433f9cd9a..fcf3ee803630 100644
--- a/kernel/umh.c
+++ b/kernel/umh.c
@@ -119,37 +119,16 @@ static void call_usermodehelper_exec_sync(struct subprocess_info *sub_info)
{
pid_t pid;
- /* If SIGCLD is ignored kernel_wait4 won't populate the status. */
+ /* If SIGCLD is ignored do_wait won't populate the status. */
kernel_sigaction(SIGCHLD, SIG_DFL);
pid = kernel_thread(call_usermodehelper_exec_async, sub_info, SIGCHLD);
- if (pid < 0) {
+ if (pid < 0)
sub_info->retval = pid;
- } else {
- int ret = -ECHILD;
- /*
- * Normally it is bogus to call wait4() from in-kernel because
- * wait4() wants to write the exit code to a userspace address.
- * But call_usermodehelper_exec_sync() always runs as kernel
- * thread (workqueue) and put_user() to a kernel address works
- * OK for kernel threads, due to their having an mm_segment_t
- * which spans the entire address space.
- *
- * Thus the __user pointer cast is valid here.
- */
- kernel_wait4(pid, (int __user *)&ret, 0, NULL);
-
- /*
- * If ret is 0, either call_usermodehelper_exec_async failed and
- * the real error code is already in sub_info->retval or
- * sub_info->retval is 0 anyway, so don't mess with it then.
- */
- if (ret)
- sub_info->retval = ret;
- }
+ else
+ kernel_wait(pid, &sub_info->retval);
/* Restore default kernel sig handler */
kernel_sigaction(SIGCHLD, SIG_IGN);
-
umh_complete(sub_info);
}

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