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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 3/3] fs: detect that the i_rwsem has already been taken exclusively
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On Sat, 2017-09-30 at 18:56 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sep 30, 2017 18:33, "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> wrote:.
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> That would require a task_work or another kind of work callback so that
> the writes of the xattr are not synchronous with the vfs callback
> correct?
>
>
> No, why?
>
> You should just invalidate the IMA on xattr write or other operations that
> make the measurement invalid. You only need the inner lock.

Right, re-introducing the iint->mutex and a new i_generation field in
the iint struct with a separate set of locks should work.  It will be
reset if the file metadata changes (eg. setxattr, chown, chmod).

(We need i_generation for namespacing IMA as well.)

thanks,

Mimi

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