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Subjectpatch for open file handles with initrd in 2.4.20
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The following patch was back-ported from 2.5.x by Stephen Smalley to fix a
problem where the file handle of the root of the initrd is inherited by init
and other processes.

The bug was discovered when running SE Linux on 2.4.20 systems with a policy
that denied such inheriting of file handles and logged the operations it
denied.

This patch has been well tested, please include it in 2.4.21.


--- linux-2.4.20.lsm-old/init/do_mounts.c 2002-12-13 19:33:23.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.4.20.lsm/init/do_mounts.c 2002-12-13 19:36:48.000000000 +0100
@@ -812,6 +812,8 @@
/* switch root and cwd back to / of rootfs */
sys_fchdir(root_fd);
sys_chroot(".");
+ close(old_fd);
+ close(root_fd);
sys_umount("/old/dev", 0);

if (real_root_dev == ram0) {
-
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