Commit d2c5cf88 authored by Takashi Iwai's avatar Takashi Iwai

ALSA: hrtimer: Handle start/stop more properly

This patch tries to address the still remaining issues in ALSA hrtimer
- Spurious use-after-free was detected in hrtimer callback
- Incorrect rescheduling due to delayed start
- WARN_ON() is triggered in hrtimer_forward() invoked in hrtimer

The first issue happens only when the new timer is scheduled even
while hrtimer is being closed.  It's related with the second and third
items; since ALSA timer core invokes hw.start callback during hrtimer
interrupt, this may result in the explicit call of hrtimer_start().

Also, the similar problem is seen for the stop; ALSA timer core
invokes hw.stop callback even in the hrtimer handler, too.  Since we
must not call the synced hrtimer_cancel() in such a context, it's just
a hrtimer_try_to_cancel() call that doesn't properly work.

Another culprit of the second and third items is the call of
hrtimer_forward_now() before snd_timer_interrupt().  The timer->stick
value may change during snd_timer_interrupt() call, but this
possibility is ignored completely.

For covering these subtle and messy issues, the following changes have
been done in this patch:
- A new flag, in_callback, is introduced in the private data to
  indicate that the hrtimer handler is being processed.
- Both start and stop callbacks skip when called from (during)
  in_callback flag.
- The hrtimer handler returns properly HRTIMER_RESTART and NORESTART
  depending on the running state now.
- The hrtimer handler reprograms the expiry properly after
  snd_timer_interrupt() call, instead of before.
- The close callback clears running flag and sets in_callback flag
  to block any further start/stop calls.
Signed-off-by: default avatarTakashi Iwai <>
parent 8d84c197
......@@ -38,37 +38,53 @@ static unsigned int resolution;
struct snd_hrtimer {
struct snd_timer *timer;
struct hrtimer hrt;
atomic_t running;
bool in_callback;
static enum hrtimer_restart snd_hrtimer_callback(struct hrtimer *hrt)
struct snd_hrtimer *stime = container_of(hrt, struct snd_hrtimer, hrt);
struct snd_timer *t = stime->timer;
unsigned long oruns;
if (!atomic_read(&stime->running))
oruns = hrtimer_forward_now(hrt, ns_to_ktime(t->sticks * resolution));
snd_timer_interrupt(stime->timer, t->sticks * oruns);
ktime_t delta;
unsigned long ticks;
enum hrtimer_restart ret = HRTIMER_NORESTART;
if (!t->running)
goto out; /* fast path */
stime->in_callback = true;
ticks = t->sticks;
/* calculate the drift */
delta = ktime_sub(hrt->base->get_time(), hrtimer_get_expires(hrt));
if (delta.tv64 > 0)
ticks += ktime_divns(delta, ticks * resolution);
snd_timer_interrupt(stime->timer, ticks);
if (t->running) {
hrtimer_add_expires_ns(hrt, t->sticks * resolution);
if (!atomic_read(&stime->running))
stime->in_callback = false;
return ret;
static int snd_hrtimer_open(struct snd_timer *t)
struct snd_hrtimer *stime;
stime = kmalloc(sizeof(*stime), GFP_KERNEL);
stime = kzalloc(sizeof(*stime), GFP_KERNEL);
if (!stime)
return -ENOMEM;
hrtimer_init(&stime->hrt, CLOCK_MONOTONIC, HRTIMER_MODE_REL);
stime->timer = t;
stime->hrt.function = snd_hrtimer_callback;
atomic_set(&stime->running, 0);
t->private_data = stime;
return 0;
......@@ -78,6 +94,11 @@ static int snd_hrtimer_close(struct snd_timer *t)
struct snd_hrtimer *stime = t->private_data;
if (stime) {
t->running = 0; /* just to be sure */
stime->in_callback = 1; /* skip start/stop */
t->private_data = NULL;
......@@ -89,18 +110,19 @@ static int snd_hrtimer_start(struct snd_timer *t)
struct snd_hrtimer *stime = t->private_data;
atomic_set(&stime->running, 0);
if (stime->in_callback)
return 0;
hrtimer_start(&stime->hrt, ns_to_ktime(t->sticks * resolution),
atomic_set(&stime->running, 1);
return 0;
static int snd_hrtimer_stop(struct snd_timer *t)
struct snd_hrtimer *stime = t->private_data;
atomic_set(&stime->running, 0);
if (stime->in_callback)
return 0;
return 0;
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