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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] exec: Make unlocking exec_update_mutex explict
Christian Brauner <> writes:

> On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 08:31:52PM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> With install_exec_creds updated to follow immediately after
>> setup_new_exec, the failure of unshare_sighand is the only
>> code path where exec_update_mutex is held but not explicitly
>> unlocked.
>> Update that code path to explicitly unlock exec_update_mutex.
>> Remove the unlocking of exec_update_mutex from free_bprm.
>> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
> Yeah, assuming that I didn't miss any subtleties just now.
> By "explicit" I assume you mean not conditionally unlocked, i.e. we
> don't need to check any condition in free_binprm().

Yes. Not conditionally unlocked is what I meant.

> Acked-by: Christian Brauner <>


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