Re: (harmless?) race in module loading.

Chris Wedgwood (
Tue, 19 May 1998 12:49:56 +1200

> Upon further investigation, it's fairly easy to trigger it - if a process
> attempts to access the device, causing a modprobe, and a second process
> attempts to open the device before the first modprobe has finished, then a
> second one will be forked.


will trigger this.

> Does this matter?

I'm basically of the opinion that anyone who can cause a module to be loaded
should be considered to have some kind of trust anyhow... this means if you
use serial ports as a module, then anything that can open these devices
should be considered special so some extent.


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