[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "audit: wait_for_auditd() should use TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques June 17, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    audit: wait_for_auditd() should use TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From 10dc873a348efb942fe03cc4b4559d7b6c3c8ac3 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:04:46 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] audit: wait_for_auditd() should use TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE

commit f000cfdde5de4fc15dead5ccf524359c07eadf2b upstream.

audit_log_start() does wait_for_auditd() in a loop until
audit_backlog_wait_time passes or audit_skb_queue has a room.

If signal_pending() is true this becomes a busy-wait loop, schedule() in

Thanks to Guy for fully investigating and explaining the problem.

(akpm: that'll cause the system to lock up on a non-preemptible
uniprocessor kernel)

(Guy: "Our customer was in fact running a uniprocessor machine, and they
reported a system hang.")

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Reported-by: Guy Streeter <streeter@redhat.com>
Cc: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
[ luis: backported to 3.5: adjust context ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 kernel/audit.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/kernel/audit.c b/kernel/audit.c
index 1c7f2c6..5917dfe 100644
--- a/kernel/audit.c
+++ b/kernel/audit.c
@@ -1167,7 +1167,7 @@  struct audit_buffer *audit_log_start(struct audit_context *ctx, gfp_t gfp_mask,

 			/* Wait for auditd to drain the queue a little */
 			DECLARE_WAITQUEUE(wait, current);
-			set_current_state(TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
+			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&audit_backlog_wait, &wait);

 			if (audit_backlog_limit &&