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SubjectRe: file locking (fcntl) bug in 2.4.19
Mr. Wilcox, thanks for the reply.  I checked the
source of the stock 2.4.19 kernel and it seems to have
part of the patch incorporated. I checked to make
sure the patch is fully applied and recompiled the
kernel, and the bug still shows up (less frequently,
but the test program lockbug.c can still trigger the
bug). It seems the problem is not totally gone yet.

Thanks for any help.

Andy
--- Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org> wrote:
>
> Yep, 2.4 & 2.5 are broken. Here's a patch which
> both marcelo and alan
> refuse to apply, but fixes the problem.
>
> diff -urNX dontdiff linux-2418/fs/locks.c
> linux-2418-acct/fs/locks.c
> --- linux-2418/fs/locks.c Thu Oct 11 08:52:18 2001
> +++ linux-2418-acct/fs/locks.c Mon Jul 1 16:23:36
> 2002
> @@ -134,15 +134,9 @@
> static kmem_cache_t *filelock_cache;
>
> /* Allocate an empty lock structure. */
> -static struct file_lock *locks_alloc_lock(int
> account)
> +static struct file_lock *locks_alloc_lock(void)
> {
> - struct file_lock *fl;
> - if (account && current->locks >=
> current->rlim[RLIMIT_LOCKS].rlim_cur)
> - return NULL;
> - fl = kmem_cache_alloc(filelock_cache,
> SLAB_KERNEL);
> - if (fl)
> - current->locks++;
> - return fl;
> + return kmem_cache_alloc(filelock_cache,
> SLAB_KERNEL);
> }
>
> /* Free a lock which is not in use. */
> @@ -152,7 +146,6 @@
> BUG();
> return;
> }
> - current->locks--;
> if (waitqueue_active(&fl->fl_wait))
> panic("Attempting to free lock with active wait
> queue");
>
> @@ -219,7 +212,7 @@
> /* Fill in a file_lock structure with an
> appropriate FLOCK lock. */
> static struct file_lock *flock_make_lock(struct
> file *filp, unsigned int type)
> {
> - struct file_lock *fl = locks_alloc_lock(1);
> + struct file_lock *fl = locks_alloc_lock();
> if (fl == NULL)
> return NULL;
>
> @@ -348,7 +341,7 @@
> /* Allocate a file_lock initialised to this type of
> lease */
> static int lease_alloc(struct file *filp, int type,
> struct file_lock **flp)
> {
> - struct file_lock *fl = locks_alloc_lock(1);
> + struct file_lock *fl = locks_alloc_lock();
> if (fl == NULL)
> return -ENOMEM;
>
> @@ -712,7 +705,7 @@
> size_t count)
> {
> struct file_lock *fl;
> - struct file_lock *new_fl = locks_alloc_lock(0);
> + struct file_lock *new_fl = locks_alloc_lock();
> int error;
>
> if (new_fl == NULL)
> @@ -872,8 +865,8 @@
> * We may need two file_lock structures for this
> operation,
> * so we get them in advance to avoid races.
> */
> - new_fl = locks_alloc_lock(0);
> - new_fl2 = locks_alloc_lock(0);
> + new_fl = locks_alloc_lock();
> + new_fl2 = locks_alloc_lock();
> error = -ENOLCK; /* "no luck" */
> if (!(new_fl && new_fl2))
> goto out_nolock;
> @@ -1426,7 +1419,7 @@
> int fcntl_setlk(unsigned int fd, unsigned int cmd,
> struct flock *l)
> {
> struct file *filp;
> - struct file_lock *file_lock = locks_alloc_lock(0);
> + struct file_lock *file_lock = locks_alloc_lock();
> struct flock flock;
> struct inode *inode;
> int error;
> @@ -1582,7 +1575,7 @@
> int fcntl_setlk64(unsigned int fd, unsigned int
> cmd, struct flock64 *l)
> {
> struct file *filp;
> - struct file_lock *file_lock = locks_alloc_lock(0);
> + struct file_lock *file_lock = locks_alloc_lock();
> struct flock64 flock;
> struct inode *inode;
> int error;
>
> --
> Revolutions do not require corporate support.


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