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SubjectRe: post 2.6.21 regression in F_GETLK
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On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 03:38:59PM -0400, bfields wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 03:30:50PM -0400, bfields wrote:
> > On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 02:56:15PM -0400, Doug Chapman wrote:
> > > A recent regression (introduced after 2.6.21) was caught by the LTP test
> > > fcntl11. It appears that F_GETLK is not properly checking for existing
> > > F_RDLCK and allows taking out a write lock.

Hm, actually, could you double-check the test results? Looking at your
test case, it appears that it fails when the lock returned from the
fcntl(.,F_GETLK,.) has an l_type != F_RDLCK. That doesn't necessarily
mean the F_GETLK is reporting no conflict. I believe the bug is
actually that it's reporting the wrong kind of conflict--so it's
returning l_type == F_WRLCK, not F_UNLCK.

Also, this affects only F_GETLK, not F_SETLK, so you're not actually
managing to acquire a conflicting lock, right?

--b.
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