[dm-devel] Deadlock when using crypto API for block devices

Herbert Xu herbert at gondor.apana.org.au
Fri Aug 24 13:22:31 UTC 2018

On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 09:21:45PM +0800, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 09:00:00AM -0400, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> >
> > BTW. gcmaes_crypt_by_sg also contains GFP_ATOMIC and -ENOMEM, behind a 
> > pretty complex condition. Do you mean that this condition is part of the 
> > contract that the crypto API provides?
> This is an implementation defect.  I think for this case we should
> fall back to software GCM if the accelerated version fails.
> > Should "req->src->offset + req->src->length < PAGE_SIZE" use "<=" instead? 
> > Because if the data ends up at page boundary, it will use the atomic 
> > allocation that can fail.
> This condition does look strange.  It's introduced by the commit
> e845520707f85c539ce04bb73c6070e9441480be.   Dave, what exactly is
> it meant to do?

I forgot to Cc Dave Watson.

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