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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] IMA: Define workqueue for early boot "key" measurements
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On 12/12/2019 6:32 PM, Mimi Zohar wrote:

>>>
>>> Don't you need a test here, before setting ima_process_keys?
>>>
>>> if (ima_process_keys)
>>> return;
>>>
>>> Mimi
>>
>> That check is done before the comment - at the start of
>> ima_process_queued_keys().
>
> The first test prevents taking the mutex unnecessarily.
>
> Mimi

I am trying to understand your concern here. Could you please clarify?

=> If ima_process_keys is false
-> With the mutex held, should check ima_process_keys again
before setting?

Let's say 2 or more threads are racing in calling ima_process_queued_keys():

The 1st one will set ima_process_keys and process queued keys.

The 2nd and subsequent ones - even if they have gone past the initial
check, will find an empty list of keys (the list "ima_keys") when they
take the mutex. So they'll not process any keys.

thanks,
-lakshmi



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