Re: [PATCH v4] driver core: Fix use-after-free and double free on glue directory
From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Tue Jun 25 2019 - 18:56:12 EST
On Tue, 2019-06-25 at 23:06 +0800, Muchun Song wrote:
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ä2019å6æ19æåä
> > On Tue, 2019-06-18 at 18:13 +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > >
> > > Again, I am totally confused and do not see a patch in an email
> > > that
> > > I
> > > can apply...
> > >
> > > Someone needs to get people to agree here...
> > I think he was hoping you would chose which solution you prefered
> > here
> Yeah, right, I am hoping you would chose which solution you prefered
> > :-) His original or the one I suggested instead. I don't think
> > there's
> > anybody else with understanding of sysfs guts around to form an
> > opinion.
Muchun, I don't think Greg still has the previous emails. He deals with
too much to keep track of old stuff.
Can you send both patches tagged as [OPT1] and [OPT2] along with a
comment in one go so Greg can see both and decide ?
I think looking at the refcount is fragile, I might be wrong, but I
think it mostly paper over the root of the problem which is the fact
that the lock isn't taken accross both operations, thus exposing the
race. But I'm happy if Greg prefers your approach as long as it's