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SubjectRe: Interesting race condition...
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On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 19:56, Roger Luethi wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 22:04:46 -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
> > I just saw a funky thing. Here's the cut and past from the xterm...
> >
> > [root@(none) root]# ps ax | grep hack
> > 9964 pts/1 R 0:00 grep hack HOSTNAME= SHELL=/bin/bash TERM=xterm HISTSIZE=1000 USER=root LS_COLORS=no=00:fi=00:di=00;34:ln=00;36:pi=40;33:so=00;35:bd=40;33;01:cd=40;33;01:or=01;05;37;41:mi=01;05;37;41:ex=00;32:*.cmd=00;32:*.exe=00;32:*.com=00;32:*.btm=00;32:*.bat=00;32:*.sh=00;32:*.csh=00;32:*.tar=00;31:*.tgz=
> > [root@(none) root]# ps ax | grep hack
> > 9966 pts/1 S 0:00 grep hack
> >
> > Seems like some kind of race condition, dunno if it's in Fedore Core 1's ps
> > or the 2.6.7 kernel or what...
>
> If somebody posted a solution for this, I didn't see it. There's a race in
> the kernel, and considering the permissions on /proc/PID/{cmdline,environ}
> a security bug as well: If you win the race with a starting process, you
> can read its environment.
>
> This should plug the hole. Can you give it a spin?
>

Was this ever merged? I just hit this bug with 2.6.8.1:

rlrevell@mindpipe:~$ ps auxww | grep jack
rlrevell 10498 0.1 5.9 28656 28624 pts/0 SLl+ 06:07 0:00 jackd -n 1000000 --realtime -d alsa --rate 48000 -D -P hw:0,0 -C hw:0,2 -p 32 -S
rlrevell 10502 0.1 2.3 11432 11432 pts/2 SLl+ 06:07 0:00 jack_simple_client foo
rlrevell 10509 0.0 0.0 4 4 pts/1 R+ 06:09 0:00 grep jack SSH_AGENT_PID=667 TERM=rxvt SHELL=/bin/bash CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous@cvs.alsa-project.org:/cvsroot/alsa GTK_RC_FILES=/etc/gtk/gtkrc:/home/rlrevell/.gtkrc-1.2-gnome2 WINDOWID=33554437 USER=rlrevell LS_COLORS=no=00:fi=00:di=01;34:ln=01;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:do=01;35:bd=40;33;01:cd=40;33;01:or=40;31;01:ex=01;32:*.tar=01;31:*.tgz=01;31:*.arj=01;31:*.taz=01;31:*.lzh=01;31:*.zip=01;31:*.z=01;31:*.Z=01;31:*.gz=01;31:*.bz2=01;31:*.deb=01;31:*.rpm=01;31:*.jar=01;31:*.jpg=01;35:*.jpeg=01;35:*.gif=01;35:*.bmp=01;35:*.pbm=01;35:*.pgm=01;35:*.ppm=01;35:*.tga=01;35:*.xbm=01;35:*.xpm=01;35:*.tif=01;35:*.tiff=01;35:*.png=01;35:*.mov=01;35:*.mpg=01;35:*.mpeg=01;35:*.avi=01;35:*.fli=01;35:*.gl=01;35:*.dl=01;35:*.xcf=01;35:*.xwd=01;35:*.ogg=01;35:*.mp3=01;35:*.wav=01;35: GNOME_KEYRING_SOCKET=/tmp/keyring-oFgJ2h/socket SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-JvFuVGV623/agent.623 SESSION_MANAGER=local/mindpipe:/tmp/.ICE-unix/623 USERNAME=rlrevell DESKTOP_SESSION=default PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games PWD=/home/rlrevell GDMSESSION=default HISTCONTROL=ignoredups HOME=/home/rlrevell SHLVL=1 GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID=Default LOGNAME=rlrevell DISPLAY=:0.0 COLORTERM=rxvt XAUTHORITY=/home/rlrevell/.Xauthority _=/bin/grep /bin/grep
rlrevell@mindpipe:~$ ps auxww | grep jack
rlrevell 10498 0.1 5.9 28656 28624 pts/0 SLl+ 06:07 0:00 jackd -n 1000000 --realtime -d alsa --rate 48000 -D -P hw:0,0 -C hw:0,2 -p 32 -S
rlrevell 10502 0.1 2.3 11432 11432 pts/2 SLl+ 06:07 0:00 jack_simple_client foo
rlrevell 10511 0.0 0.0 1576 464 pts/1 S+ 06:09 0:00 grep jack
rlrevell@mindpipe:~$ ps auxww | grep jack
rlrevell 10498 0.1 5.9 28656 28624 pts/0 SLl+ 06:07 0:00 jackd -n 1000000 --realtime -d alsa --rate 48000 -D -P hw:0,0 -C hw:0,2 -p 32 -S
rlrevell 10502 0.1 2.3 11432 11432 pts/2 SLl+ 06:07 0:00 jack_simple_client foo
rlrevell 10513 0.0 0.0 240 124 pts/1 R+ 06:09 0:00 grep jack
rlrevell@mindpipe:~$ ps auxww | grep jack
rlrevell 10498 0.1 5.9 28656 28624 pts/0 SLl+ 06:07 0:00 jackd -n 1000000 --realtime -d alsa --rate 48000 -D -P hw:0,0 -C hw:0,2 -p 32 -S
rlrevell 10502 0.1 2.3 11432 11432 pts/2 SLl+ 06:07 0:00 jack_simple_client foo
rlrevell 10515 0.0 0.0 1576 464 pts/1 S+ 06:09 0:00 grep jack
rlrevell@mindpipe:~$ ps auxww | grep jack

Lee


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