Re: [PATCH v3] block/loop: Serialize ioctl operations.

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Mon Jun 04 2018 - 14:13:34 EST

On 6/4/18 5:19 AM, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> This problem was already ignored for 8 months. Unless we boost priority,
> this problem will be ignored for years. Jens, can we test this patch?

Sorry, it's just that I _really_ hate this patch. We're making up
a weird locking primitive that tracks the process, with a weird
unlock helper that only unlocks if it's the process that is
holding the mutex.

I'll try and think about this a bit, it would be nice if we had
a better alternative than the above.

Jens Axboe