Re: [PATCH 10/10] send events using read

From: Vegard Nossum
Date: Wed Nov 04 2009 - 03:07:49 EST

2009/11/4 Eric Paris <eparis@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 16:59 -0700, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
>> Hi, Eric,
>> This is not a full review, but I did notice a problem as I was trying to
>> figure out the new API...
> This is a rip off of inotify which was introduced in commit 3632dee2f8b
> from Vegard Nossum back in January. ÂI can't seem to find any discussion
> of this before it went into Linus' tree, so if someone knows how this
> patch got to Linus and what was said about it, I'd like to know. ÂThanks
> for unwittingly finding and inotify bug!

I don't have a git tree handy, but I think this is the locking
imbalance fix. It went to the security list, so that's probably why
you didn't find it. As far as I can tell, the code in question was
wrong even before that patch, though.

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