[Q] eCryptFS race window?

From: Cyrill Gorcunov
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 13:03:42 EST

Hi Michael,

it seems there is a few potential race window in eCryptFS which I was trying
to fix but it requires more deeper eCrypFS knowledge that have (at least only
by understanding eCryptFS in big picture it is possible to fix this problem
by elegant path). So what is the problem - the procedures


does take ecryptfs_daemon_hash_mux mutex and then daemon->mux _but_ releases
them not in exactly backward order as it should. My patches (not in mainline
but you saw them) was screwed up 'cause mutex_is_locked could release mutex
acquired by another process and that is wrong. But I've a hope that I'm simply
*wrong* about this possible races ;) Take a look please.

- Cyrill -
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