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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] aio: refactor read/write iocb setup
On Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 09:10:11AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 04:21:46AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 09:26:36AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > + struct inode *inode = file_inode(file);
> > > +
> > > req->ki_flags |= IOCB_WRITE;
> > > file_start_write(file);
> > > - ret = aio_ret(req, call_write_iter(file, req, &iter));
> > > + ret = aio_rw_ret(req, call_write_iter(file, req, &iter));
> > > /*
> > > - * We release freeze protection in aio_complete(). Fool lockdep
> > > - * by telling it the lock got released so that it doesn't
> > > - * complain about held lock when we return to userspace.
> > > + * We release freeze protection in aio_complete_rw(). Fool
> > > + * lockdep by telling it the lock got released so that it
> > > + * doesn't complain about held lock when we return to userspace.
> > > */
> > > - if (S_ISREG(file_inode(file)->i_mode))
> > > - __sb_writers_release(file_inode(file)->i_sb, SB_FREEZE_WRITE);
> > > + if (S_ISREG(inode->i_mode))
> >
> > ... and that's another use-after-free, since we might've already done fput() of
> > that sucker by that point.
>
> Indeed. Not in any way new in this patch, this is an existing issue
> dating way back that needs to be fixed, which will be rather annoying
> without taking an extra reference to the inode or at least sb.

New, actually - mainline has get_file()/fput() around the equivalent area.

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