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authorJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2009-02-06 15:25:24 -0700
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2009-03-16 08:32:27 -0600
commitdb1dd4d376134eba0e08af523b61cc566a4ea1cd (patch)
tree8882c673abbaa5713511b7046493fa862b9140d1 /fs/fcntl.c
parent684999149002dd046269666a390458e0acb38280 (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-db1dd4d376134eba0e08af523b61cc566a4ea1cd.tar.gz
Use f_lock to protect f_flags
Traditionally, changes to struct file->f_flags have been done under BKL protection, or with no protection at all. This patch causes all f_flags changes after file open/creation time to be done under protection of f_lock. This allows the removal of some BKL usage and fixes a number of longstanding (if microscopic) races. Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Cc: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/fcntl.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/fcntl.c2
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/fcntl.c b/fs/fcntl.c
index bd215cc791d..04df8570a2d 100644
--- a/fs/fcntl.c
+++ b/fs/fcntl.c
@@ -189,7 +189,9 @@ static int setfl(int fd, struct file * filp, unsigned long arg)
}
}
+ spin_lock(&filp->f_lock);
filp->f_flags = (arg & SETFL_MASK) | (filp->f_flags & ~SETFL_MASK);
+ spin_unlock(&filp->f_lock);
out:
unlock_kernel();
return error;