patch for open file handles with initrd in 2.4.20

From: Russell Coker (
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 15:26:40 EST

The following patch was back-ported from 2.5.x by Stephen Smalley to fix a
problem where the file handle of the root of the initrd is inherited by init
and other processes.

The bug was discovered when running SE Linux on 2.4.20 systems with a policy
that denied such inheriting of file handles and logged the operations it

This patch has been well tested, please include it in 2.4.21.

--- linux-2.4.20.lsm-old/init/do_mounts.c 2002-12-13 19:33:23.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.4.20.lsm/init/do_mounts.c 2002-12-13 19:36:48.000000000 +0100
@@ -812,6 +812,8 @@
         /* switch root and cwd back to / of rootfs */
+ close(old_fd);
+ close(root_fd);
         sys_umount("/old/dev", 0);
         if (real_root_dev == ram0) {
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