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SubjectRe: [PATCH] loop: prevent bdev freeing while device in use
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On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 4:58 AM, Anatol Pomozov <anatol.pomozov@gmail.com> wrote:
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> To prevent use-after-free we need to hold device inode in loop_set_fd()
> and put it later in loop_clr_fd().

Is there something that guarantees that there's only one loop_set_fd()
and one paired loop_clr_fd()?

IOW, what protects us from somebody doing loop_clr_fd() on a device
that hasn't been set up yet, or doing multiple loop_set_fd calls?

I suspect the "lo->lo_state" is part of the answer, but it's very much
not obvious, and I'd want this to be explicitly explained.

Linus


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