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[dm-devel] [PATCH 1/3] dm thin: use refcount_t for thin_c reference counting



The API surrounding refcount_t should be used in place of atomic_t
when variables are being used as reference counters.  It can
potentially prevent reference counter overflows and use-after-free
conditions.  In the dm thin layer, one such example is tc->refcount.
Change this from the atomic_t API to the refcount_t API to prevent
mentioned conditions.

Signed-off-by: John Pittman <jpittman redhat com>
---
 drivers/md/dm-thin.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-thin.c b/drivers/md/dm-thin.c
index 7bd60a150f8f..1e5417b9f708 100644
--- a/drivers/md/dm-thin.c
+++ b/drivers/md/dm-thin.c
@@ -319,7 +319,7 @@ struct thin_c {
 	 * Ensures the thin is not destroyed until the worker has finished
 	 * iterating the active_thins list.
 	 */
-	atomic_t refcount;
+	refcount_t refcount;
 	struct completion can_destroy;
 };
 
@@ -3987,12 +3987,12 @@ static struct target_type pool_target = {
  *--------------------------------------------------------------*/
 static void thin_get(struct thin_c *tc)
 {
-	atomic_inc(&tc->refcount);
+	refcount_inc(&tc->refcount);
 }
 
 static void thin_put(struct thin_c *tc)
 {
-	if (atomic_dec_and_test(&tc->refcount))
+	if (refcount_dec_and_test(&tc->refcount))
 		complete(&tc->can_destroy);
 }
 
@@ -4136,7 +4136,7 @@ static int thin_ctr(struct dm_target *ti, unsigned argc, char **argv)
 		r = -EINVAL;
 		goto bad;
 	}
-	atomic_set(&tc->refcount, 1);
+	refcount_set(&tc->refcount, 1);
 	init_completion(&tc->can_destroy);
 	list_add_tail_rcu(&tc->list, &tc->pool->active_thins);
 	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&tc->pool->lock, flags);
-- 
2.17.1


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