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crypto: lib/chacha20poly1305 - Set SG_MITER_ATOMIC unconditionally

Message ID 20200915032137.GA25655@gondor.apana.org.au
State New, archived
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Series preempt: Make preempt count unconditional | expand

Commit Message

Herbert Xu Sept. 15, 2020, 3:21 a.m. UTC
On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 03:37:49PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> So it _looks_ like this code started using kmap() - probably back when
> kmap_atomic() was so cumbersome to use - and was then converted
> (conditionally) to kmap_atomic() rather than just changed whole-sale.
> Is there actually something that wants to use those sg_miter functions
> and sleep?

I dug up the old zinc patch submissions and this wasn't present at
all in the original.  The original zinc code used blkcipher_walk
which unconditinoally does kmap_atomic.

So it's only the SG miter conversion that introduced this change,
which appears to be a simple oversight (I think Ard was working on
latency issues at that time, perhaps he was worried about keeping
preemption off unnecessarily).

---8<---
There is no reason for the chacha20poly1305 SG miter code to use
kmap instead of kmap_atomic as the critical section doesn't sleep
anyway.  So we can simply get rid of the preemptible check and
set SG_MITER_ATOMIC unconditionally.

Even if we need to reenable preemption to lower latency we should
be doing that by interrupting the SG miter walk rather than using
kmap.

Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
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diff --git a/lib/crypto/chacha20poly1305.c b/lib/crypto/chacha20poly1305.c
index 431e04280332..5850f3b87359 100644
--- a/lib/crypto/chacha20poly1305.c
+++ b/lib/crypto/chacha20poly1305.c
@@ -251,9 +251,7 @@  bool chacha20poly1305_crypt_sg_inplace(struct scatterlist *src,
 			poly1305_update(&poly1305_state, pad0, 0x10 - (ad_len & 0xf));
 	}
 
-	flags = SG_MITER_TO_SG;
-	if (!preemptible())
-		flags |= SG_MITER_ATOMIC;
+	flags = SG_MITER_TO_SG | SG_MITER_ATOMIC;
 
 	sg_miter_start(&miter, src, sg_nents(src), flags);