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authorEric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>2009-08-16 21:51:44 -0400
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-08-17 13:37:37 -0700
commiteef3a116be11d35396efb2a8cc7345fd3221e294 (patch)
tree2a5d0b36dd5985f29eac43f51b03e610e40b7c9b /fs/notify/inotify/inotify_fsnotify.c
parent0f66f96d21b4bbff49baaa337546e687d7c58e87 (diff)
notify: unused event private race
inotify decides if private data it passed to get added to an event was used by checking list_empty(). But it's possible that the event may have been dequeued and the private event removed so it would look empty. The fix is to use the return code from fsnotify_add_notify_event rather than looking at the list. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/notify/inotify/inotify_fsnotify.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/notify/inotify/inotify_fsnotify.c13
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_fsnotify.c b/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_fsnotify.c
index 47cd258fd24..5dcbafe72d7 100644
--- a/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_fsnotify.c
+++ b/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_fsnotify.c
@@ -62,13 +62,14 @@ static int inotify_handle_event(struct fsnotify_group *group, struct fsnotify_ev
event_priv->wd = wd;
ret = fsnotify_add_notify_event(group, event, fsn_event_priv);
- /* EEXIST is not an error */
- if (ret == -EEXIST)
- ret = 0;
-
- /* did event_priv get attached? */
- if (list_empty(&fsn_event_priv->event_list))
+ if (ret) {
inotify_free_event_priv(fsn_event_priv);
+ /* EEXIST says we tail matched, EOVERFLOW isn't something
+ * to report up the stack. */
+ if ((ret == -EEXIST) ||
+ (ret == -EOVERFLOW))
+ ret = 0;
+ }
/*
* If we hold the entry until after the event is on the queue