selinux networking: sleeping functin called from invalid context in 2.6.20-rc[12]

From: Adam J. Richter
Date: Sun Dec 24 2006 - 16:32:05 EST

Under 2.6.20-rc1 and 2.6.20-rc2, I get the following complaint
for several network programs running on my system:

[ 156.381868] BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at net/core/sock.c:1523
[ 156.381876] in_atomic():1, irqs_disabled():0
[ 156.381881] no locks held by kio_http/9693.
[ 156.381886] [<c01057a2>] show_trace_log_lvl+0x1a/0x2f
[ 156.381900] [<c0105dab>] show_trace+0x12/0x14
[ 156.381908] [<c0105e48>] dump_stack+0x16/0x18
[ 156.381917] [<c011e30f>] __might_sleep+0xe5/0xeb
[ 156.381926] [<c025942a>] lock_sock_nested+0x1d/0xc4
[ 156.381937] [<c01cc570>] selinux_netlbl_inode_permission+0x5a/0x8e
[ 156.381946] [<c01c2505>] selinux_file_permission+0x96/0x9b
[ 156.381954] [<c0175a0a>] vfs_write+0x8d/0x167
[ 156.381962] [<c017605a>] sys_write+0x3f/0x63
[ 156.381971] [<c01040c0>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
[ 156.381980] =======================

I have 35 of these messages is my console log at the moment.
The only difference that I've noticed between the messages is
that they are for variety of processes: most for tor, xntpd, sendmail,
procmail. The processes get to this point by sys_write, sys_send, or
sys_sendto (procmail was doing a sys_sendto, so it was also doing something
related to networking, even though it is not a program one normally
would think of as doing any networking system calls).

My system seems to work OK even with these warning messages.
I can debug it futher. I just figure I should report it now, because
I may have done everyone a disservice by putting off reporting it in
rc1 in the hopes of finding time to debug it.

Adam Richter
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