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authorEric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>2006-03-16 10:31:38 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-03-17 07:46:59 -0800
commite0e8eb54d8ae0c4cfd1d297f6351b08a7f635c5f (patch)
treee6f6442aca13fe9d20d149ed9b414f038d90778f /kernel
parent232a347a444e687b5f8cf0f6485704db1c6024d3 (diff)
[PATCH] unshare: Use rcu_assign_pointer when setting sighand
The sighand pointer only needs the rcu_read_lock on the read side. So only depending on task_lock protection when setting this pointer is not enough. We also need a memory barrier to ensure the initialization is seen first. Use rcu_assign_pointer as it does this for us, and clearly documents that we are setting an rcu readable pointer. Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index ccdfbb16c86d..46060cb24af0 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -1569,7 +1569,7 @@ asmlinkage long sys_unshare(unsigned long unshare_flags)
if (new_sigh) {
sigh = current->sighand;
- current->sighand = new_sigh;
+ rcu_assign_pointer(current->sighand, new_sigh);
new_sigh = sigh;