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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 0/4] [SCSI] sg: fix race condition in sg_open
On 07/23/2013 01:03 AM, Jörn Engel wrote:
> On Mon, 22 July 2013 12:40:29 +0800, Vaughan Cao wrote:
>> There is a race when open sg with O_EXCL flag. Also a race may happen between
>> sg_open and sg_remove.
>> Changes from v4:
>> * [3/4] use ERR_PTR series instead of adding another parameter in sg_add_sfp
>> * [4/4] fix conflict for cherry-pick from v3.
>> Changes from v3:
>> * release o_sem in sg_release(), not in sg_remove_sfp().
>> * not set exclude with sfd_lock held.
>> Vaughan Cao (4):
>> [SCSI] sg: use rwsem to solve race during exclusive open
>> [SCSI] sg: no need sg_open_exclusive_lock
>> [SCSI] sg: checking sdp->detached isn't protected when open
>> [SCSI] sg: push file descriptor list locking down to per-device
>> locking
>> drivers/scsi/sg.c | 178 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------------------
>> 1 file changed, 83 insertions(+), 95 deletions(-)
> Patchset looks good to me, although I didn't test it on hardware yet.
> Signed-off-by: Joern Engel <>
> James, care to pick this up?
> Jörn
Hi James,

sg driver has two races happen in
a) exclusive open and non-exclusive open
b) sg removal and sg open
I explained the scenario detail in the separate patches. I did test
those patches and
Jörn has reviewed them. I got no response from Doug Gilbert for a long
Would you care to pick these up?


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