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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.4 30/73] futex: Fix inode life-time issue
On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 9:54 PM Sasha Levin <> wrote:
> From: Peter Zijlstra <>
> [ Upstream commit 8019ad13ef7f64be44d4f892af9c840179009254 ]
> As reported by Jann, ihold() does not in fact guarantee inode
> persistence. And instead of making it so, replace the usage of inode
> pointers with a per boot, machine wide, unique inode identifier.
> This sequence number is global, but shared (file backed) futexes are
> rare enough that this should not become a performance issue.

Please also take this patch, together with
8d67743653dce5a0e7aa500fcccb237cde7ad88e "futex: Unbreak futex
hashing", into the older stable branches. This has to go all the way
back; as far as I can tell, the bug already existed at the beginning
of git history.

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