Re: [PATCH] libceph: fix deadlock in ceph_build_auth()

From: David Miller
Date: Tue Jul 30 2013 - 19:27:20 EST

From: Alexey Khoroshilov <khoroshilov@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 06:58:08 +0400

> ceph_build_auth() locks ac->mutex and then calls ceph_auth_build_hello()
> that locks the same mutex, i.e. bring itself to deadlock.
> The patch moves actual code from ceph_auth_build_hello() to
> ceph_build_hello_auth_request() that should be called with ac->mutex held
> and makes ceph_build_auth() calling it.
> ceph_auth_build_hello() is left with untouched semantics as a wrapper
> around ceph_build_hello_auth_request().
> Found by Linux Driver Verification project (
> Signed-off-by: Alexey Khoroshilov <khoroshilov@xxxxxxxxx>

I'm assume the ceph developers will pick this up, thanks.
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