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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] fs, ceph filesystem refcount conversions
On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 9:40 AM, Reshetova, Elena
<elena.reshetova@intel.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Elena Reshetova
>> <elena.reshetova@intel.com> wrote:
>> > Now when new refcount_t type and API are finally merged
>> > (see include/linux/refcount.h), the following
>> > patches convert various refcounters in the ceph filesystem from atomic_t
>> > to refcount_t. By doing this we prevent intentional or accidental
>> > underflows or overflows that can led to use-after-free vulnerabilities.
>> >
>> > The below patches are fully independent and can be cherry-picked separately.
>> > Since we convert all kernel subsystems in the same fashion, resulting
>> > in about 300 patches, we have to group them for sending at least in some
>> > fashion to be manageable. Please excuse the long cc list.
>> >
>> > Not runtime tested, since I am not sure how to do it for ceph.
>> > However changes are pretty trivial in this case.
>> >
>> > Elena Reshetova (2):
>> > fs, ceph: convert ceph_mds_session.s_ref from atomic_t to refcount_t
>> > fs, ceph: convert ceph_cap_snap.nref from atomic_t to refcount_t
>> >
>> > fs/ceph/caps.c | 4 ++--
>> > fs/ceph/mds_client.c | 18 +++++++++---------
>> > fs/ceph/mds_client.h | 5 +++--
>> > fs/ceph/snap.c | 2 +-
>> > fs/ceph/super.h | 5 +++--
>> > 5 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)
>>
>> I'll pull these into testing.
>
> Just a check: how did testing went on this?
> If everything is good, can you merge the changes?

Yep, I'll merge these into 4.12.

Thanks,

Ilya

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