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SubjectRFC/CFT 0/1: Alternative tty fasync fix
Hi,

tty stuff came up in some conversations this morning, which caused a
re-think the fix that went into 2.5.60 for the tty_fasync whinge.
I think the following is an all-round better fix for the problem.
(I'm not saying that the 2.5.60 fix is wrong though.)

Instead of detecting when filp->private_data becomes NULL in
do_tty_hangup and check_tty_count, we remove the file descriptor
from the list of descriptors associated with the tty. We use the
same method that dentry_open() uses.

In addition, we change the for() loops into real list_for_each()
loops.

If the general concensus is that this is a better method, please
speak up and I'll push Linus-ward.

--- orig/drivers/char/tty_io.c Tue Feb 11 16:10:08 2003
+++ linux/drivers/char/tty_io.c Fri Feb 14 20:03:44 2003
@@ -229,9 +229,8 @@
int count = 0;

file_list_lock();
- for(p = tty->tty_files.next; p != &tty->tty_files; p = p->next) {
- if(list_entry(p, struct file, f_list)->private_data == tty)
- count++;
+ list_for_each(p, &tty->tty_files) {
+ count++;
}
file_list_unlock();
if (tty->driver.type == TTY_DRIVER_TYPE_PTY &&
@@ -440,15 +439,8 @@

check_tty_count(tty, "do_tty_hangup");
file_list_lock();
- for (l = tty->tty_files.next; l != &tty->tty_files; l = l->next) {
+ list_for_each(l, &tty->tty_files) {
struct file * filp = list_entry(l, struct file, f_list);
- /*
- * If this file descriptor has been closed, ignore it; it
- * will be going away shortly. (We don't test filp->f_count
- * for zero since that could open another race.) --rmk
- */
- if (filp->private_data == NULL)
- continue;
if (IS_CONSOLE_DEV(filp->f_dentry->d_inode->i_rdev) ||
IS_SYSCONS_DEV(filp->f_dentry->d_inode->i_rdev)) {
cons_filp = filp;
@@ -1060,6 +1052,7 @@
*/
static void release_dev(struct file * filp)
{
+ static LIST_HEAD(kill_list);
struct tty_struct *tty, *o_tty;
int pty_master, tty_closing, o_tty_closing, do_sleep;
int idx;
@@ -1210,14 +1203,16 @@
}

/*
- * We've decremented tty->count, so we should zero out
- * filp->private_data, to break the link between the tty and
- * the file descriptor. Otherwise if filp_close() blocks before
- * the file descriptor is removed from the inuse_filp
- * list, check_tty_count() could observe a discrepancy and
- * printk a warning message to the user.
+ * We've decremented tty->count, so we need to remove this file
+ * descriptor off the tty->tty_files list; this serves two
+ * purposes:
+ * - check_tty_count sees the correct number of file descriptors
+ * associated with this tty.
+ * - do_tty_hangup no longer sees this file descriptor as
+ * something that needs to be handled for hangups.
*/
- filp->private_data = 0;
+ file_move(filp, &kill_list);
+ filp->private_data = NULL;

/*
* Perform some housekeeping before deciding whether to return.

--
Russell King (rmk@arm.linux.org.uk) The developer of ARM Linux
http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/personal/aboutme.html

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