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SubjectRe: [RFC] races in access to pci_devices
On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 11:00:26PM -0500, Alexander Viro wrote:
> Linus, as far as I can see there's no exclusion between
> the code that walks pci_devices and pci_insert_device(). It's
> not a big deal wrt security (not many laptops with remote access)
> but...

It's a bigger deal with large servers that have PCI Hotplug controllers.

> What locking is supposed to be there?

I'll add a lock to keep the problem from happening.


greg k-h
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