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SubjectRe: 2.6.10-rc2-mm4
On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 20:01, Chris Wright wrote:
> This sounds a bit better. BTW, which is the call chain that locks? smth like
> open->permission->selinux_hook_does_getxattr->reiser_getxattr->open->permission?

IIRC, the original deadlock call chain was when SELinux tried to set the
security attribute on a newly created file from the post_create hooks.
Looked something like (SELinux) post_create -> reiser_setxattr -> ... ->
open_xa_dir -> reiserfs_mkdir -> d_instantiate ->
selinux_d_instantiate() -> inode_doinit_with_dentry() ->
reiser_getxattr. First reported in, but
that only addressed the deadlock issue, not the permission checking

Stephen Smalley <>
National Security Agency

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