Re: [2.6.31 and later] "struct pid" leak.

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Fri Apr 02 2010 - 11:31:35 EST

Serge, Catalin, thanks a lot for the debugging output you sent
me privately ;)

On 04/01, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> Quoting Oleg Nesterov (oleg@xxxxxxxxxx):
> >
> > Oh. It is hardly possibly to find the unbalanced get_pid() via grep.
> Looking through vt_ioctl.c,

Yes, my first reaction was "it must be tty" too ;)

I seem to understand what happens. If I am right, it is possible
to leak the pid even without X.

I'll try to check my theory and send the patch soon...


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