[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "virtio: console: return -ENODEV on all read operations after" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques Aug. 9, 2013, 11:22 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    virtio: console: return -ENODEV on all read operations after

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 ba3a8fa7420628aface2a0f04826f5d4d37f73e1 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Amit Shah <amit.shah@redhat.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:23:21 +0930
Subject: [PATCH] virtio: console: return -ENODEV on all read operations after

commit 96f97a83910cdb9d89d127c5ee523f8fc040a804 upstream.

If a port gets unplugged while a user is blocked on read(), -ENODEV is
returned.  However, subsequent read()s returned 0, indicating there's no
host-side connection (but not indicating the device went away).

This also happened when a port was unplugged and the user didn't have
any blocking operation pending.  If the user didn't monitor the SIGIO
signal, they won't have a chance to find out if the port went away.

Fix by returning -ENODEV on all read()s after the port gets unplugged.
write() already behaves this way.

Signed-off-by: Amit Shah <amit.shah@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 drivers/char/virtio_console.c | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/drivers/char/virtio_console.c b/drivers/char/virtio_console.c
index 3bd6d4c..50f0838 100644
--- a/drivers/char/virtio_console.c
+++ b/drivers/char/virtio_console.c
@@ -636,6 +636,10 @@  static ssize_t port_fops_read(struct file *filp, char __user *ubuf,

 	port = filp->private_data;

+	/* Port is hot-unplugged. */
+	if (!port->guest_connected)
+		return -ENODEV;
 	if (!port_has_data(port)) {
 		 * If nothing's connected on the host just return 0 in
@@ -652,7 +656,7 @@  static ssize_t port_fops_read(struct file *filp, char __user *ubuf,
 		if (ret < 0)
 			return ret;
-	/* Port got hot-unplugged. */
+	/* Port got hot-unplugged while we were waiting above. */
 	if (!port->guest_connected)
 		return -ENODEV;