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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.4: Fix steal_locks race
On Sat, 9 Aug 2003, Herbert Xu wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 09, 2003 at 04:04:53AM +0200, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> >
> > > My patch is buggy too. If a file is closed by another clone between
> > > the two steal_locks calls the lock will again be lost. Fortunately
> > > this much harder to trigger than the previous bug.
> >
> > I think this is not a strict bug---this scenario is not covered by POSIX
> > in the first place. Unless lock stealing is done atomically with
> > unshare_files there is a window of oportunity between unshare_files() and
> > steal_locks(), so locks can still get lost.
>
> It's not a standard compliance issue. In this case the lock will never
> be released and it will eventually lead to a crash when someone reads
> /proc/locks.

I don't see how this would happen. Could you please elaborate?
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