Re: [PATCH] vfs: fix IMA lockdep circular locking dependency
From: Mimi Zohar
Date: Tue May 15 2012 - 12:08:48 EST
On Wed, 2012-05-16 at 01:14 +1000, James Morris wrote:
> On Mon, 14 May 2012, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-05-15 at 10:29 +1000, James Morris wrote:
> > > On Sun, 13 May 2012, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > >
> > > > From: Mimi Zohar <zohar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > >
> > > > This patch has been updated to move the ima_file_mmap() call from
> > > > security_file_mmap() to the new vm_mmap() function.
> > >
> > > Which kernel is this for?
> > Commit #6be5ceb(VM: add "vm_mmap()" helper function) is in Linus' master
> > tree, but the posted patch is against linux-security/next.
> I'm still not sure what the answer is :-)
> Can this wait until 3.5-rc1?
The patch is a bug fix for the mmap_sem/i_mutex locking problem that has
existed for a quite a while. (The previous version of the patch has
been waiting since January to be Acked.) The current version of the
patch applies cleanly to both your #master and #next trees. As it
hasn't been in linux-next, I'll leave it to your discretion how/when to
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