On Sat, 2016-01-30 at 18:56 +0330, mokhi wrote:
> Hi.
> in kbd.c there are many places spltty()/splx() used assuming it
> locks/unlocks.
> though there is bug filed for this, and ive asked in #bsddev, Ive
> preferred to ask and ensure it from here again.
> As these functions are obsoleted now, this assumption is incorrect
> and
> some places we have thread-unsafely which leads to security problems
> (and/or for example double-free, etc)
> can i use mutex/spin/lock/unlock under where assumed a lock/unlock by
> using spltty()/splx() to patch it?
> Thanks, Mokhi.

If you start working on locking in keyboard drivers you might discover
there are dragons there.  For example...


-- Ian

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