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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] Please pull proc and exec work for 5.7-rc1
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On 4/3/20 6:23 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 8:09 AM Bernd Edlinger <bernd.edlinger@hotmail.de> wrote:
>>
>> On 4/2/20 9:04 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>> In fact, then you could drop the
>>>
>>> mutex_unlock(&tsk->signal->exec_update_mutex);
>>>
>>> in the error case of exec_mmap(), because now the error handling in
>>> free_bprm() would do the cleanup automatically.
>>>
>>
>> The error handling is sometimes called when the exec_update_mutex is
>> not taken, in fact even de_thread not called.
>
> But that's the whole point of the flag. Make the flag be about "do I
> hold the mutex", and then the error handling does the right thing
> regardless.
>
>> Can you say how you would suggest that to be done?
>
> I think the easiest thing to do to explain is to just write the patch.
>
> This is entirely untested, but see what the difference is? I make the
> flag be about exactly where I take the lock, not about some "I have
> called exec_mmap".
>
> Which means that now exec_mmap() doesn't even need to unlock it in the
> error case, because the unlocking will happen properly in the
> bprm_exit regardless.
>
> This makes that unconditional unlocking logic much more obvious.
>
> That said, Eric says he can make it all properly static so that it
> doesn't need that kind of dynamic "if (x) unlock()" logic at all,
> which is much better.
>
> So this patch is not for consumption, it's purely for "look, something
> like this"
>

Works for me. But I also want to wait for Eric, I am curious.
I have a lot of time.


Bernd.

> Linus
>

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