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Subjectinotify: fix race
-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
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From: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>

upstream commit: d599e36a9ea85432587f4550acc113cd7549d12a

There is a race between setting an inode's children's "parent watched" flag
when placing the first watch on a parent, and instantiating new children of
that parent: a child could miss having its flags set by
set_dentry_child_flags, but then inotify_d_instantiate might still see
!inotify_inode_watched.

The solution is to set_dentry_child_flags after adding the watch. Locking is
taken care of, because both set_dentry_child_flags and inotify_d_instantiate
hold dcache_lock and child->d_locks.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Robert Love <rlove@google.com>
Cc: John McCutchan <ttb@tentacle.dhs.org>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack@ucw.cz>
Cc: Yan Zheng <yanzheng@21cn.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Christian Lamparter <chunkeey@web.de>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
---
fs/inotify.c | 13 ++++++++++---
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
--- a/fs/inotify.c
+++ b/fs/inotify.c
@@ -627,6 +627,7 @@ s32 inotify_add_watch(struct inotify_han
struct inode *inode, u32 mask)
{
int ret = 0;
+ int newly_watched;

/* don't allow invalid bits: we don't want flags set */
mask &= IN_ALL_EVENTS | IN_ONESHOT;
@@ -653,12 +654,18 @@ s32 inotify_add_watch(struct inotify_han
*/
watch->inode = igrab(inode);

- if (!inotify_inode_watched(inode))
- set_dentry_child_flags(inode, 1);
-
/* Add the watch to the handle's and the inode's list */
+ newly_watched = !inotify_inode_watched(inode);
list_add(&watch->h_list, &ih->watches);
list_add(&watch->i_list, &inode->inotify_watches);
+ /*
+ * Set child flags _after_ adding the watch, so there is no race
+ * windows where newly instantiated children could miss their parent's
+ * watched flag.
+ */
+ if (newly_watched)
+ set_dentry_child_flags(inode, 1);
+
out:
mutex_unlock(&ih->mutex);
mutex_unlock(&inode->inotify_mutex);
--


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