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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 4/4] copy_signal cleanup: clean tty_audit_fork()
On 12/04, Veaceslav Falico wrote:
>
> Remove unneeded initialization in tty_audit_fork().
> It is called only via copy_signal() and is useless after
> the kmem_cache_zalloc() was used.
>
> Signed-off-by: Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@redhat.com>
> ---
>
> diff --git a/drivers/char/tty_audit.c b/drivers/char/tty_audit.c
> index ac16fbe..283a15b 100644
> --- a/drivers/char/tty_audit.c
> +++ b/drivers/char/tty_audit.c
> @@ -148,7 +148,6 @@ void tty_audit_fork(struct signal_struct *sig)
> spin_lock_irq(&current->sighand->siglock);
> sig->audit_tty = current->signal->audit_tty;
> spin_unlock_irq(&current->sighand->siglock);
> - sig->tty_audit_buf = NULL;
> }

Can't comment the changes in audit code, but the patch looks obviously
correct.



Off-topic question to this who understands this code.

But afaics we can also remove ->siglock from this helper and make
it really trivial for being inline. ->siglock buys nothing, we just
read a boolean. In fact, after the quick grep I do not understand
how ->siglock is connected to ->audit_tty. OK, it protects tty_audit_buf,
but why we always take ->siglock to access ->audit_tty ?

Oleg.



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