[PATCH] drm: fix use of freed memory in drm_mode_setcrtc

Tomi Valkeinen tomi.valkeinen at ti.com
Mon Sep 17 11:00:54 UTC 2018

drm_mode_setcrtc() retries modesetting in case one of the functions it
calls returns -EDEADLK. connector_set, mode and fb are freed before
retrying, but they are not set to NULL. This can cause
drm_mode_setcrtc() to use those variables.

For example: On the first try __drm_mode_set_config_internal() returns
-EDEADLK. connector_set, mode and fb are freed. Next retry starts, and
drm_modeset_lock_all_ctx() returns -EDEADLK, and we jump to 'out'. The
code will happily try to release all three again.

This leads to crashes of different kinds, depending on the sequence the
EDEADLKs happen.

Fix this by setting the three variables to NULL at the start of the
retry loop.

Signed-off-by: Tomi Valkeinen <tomi.valkeinen at ti.com>
Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc.c | 10 +++++++---
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc.c
index 2f6c877299e4..2ad14593fb23 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc.c
@@ -570,9 +570,9 @@ int drm_mode_setcrtc(struct drm_device *dev, void *data,
 	struct drm_mode_crtc *crtc_req = data;
 	struct drm_crtc *crtc;
 	struct drm_plane *plane;
-	struct drm_connector **connector_set = NULL, *connector;
-	struct drm_framebuffer *fb = NULL;
-	struct drm_display_mode *mode = NULL;
+	struct drm_connector **connector_set, *connector;
+	struct drm_framebuffer *fb;
+	struct drm_display_mode *mode;
 	struct drm_mode_set set;
 	uint32_t __user *set_connectors_ptr;
 	struct drm_modeset_acquire_ctx ctx;
@@ -601,6 +601,10 @@ int drm_mode_setcrtc(struct drm_device *dev, void *data,
 	drm_modeset_acquire_init(&ctx, DRM_MODESET_ACQUIRE_INTERRUPTIBLE);
+	connector_set = NULL;
+	fb = NULL;
+	mode = NULL;
 	ret = drm_modeset_lock_all_ctx(crtc->dev, &ctx);
 	if (ret)
 		goto out;
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