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Bug 179980

Summary: udevstart leaks filedescriptors
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: John Reiser <jreiser>
Component: udevAssignee: Harald Hoyer <harald>
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Description John Reiser 2006-02-04 01:02:14 EST
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Description of problem:
/sbin/udevstart leaks filedescriptors because modalias_is_greylisted() does not call close().  A box with many multi-USB controllers and many devices per controller could overflow the filedescriptor limit.  Even on medium-sized systems, the wasted kernel overhead can be significant because it is O(n*n).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
udev-078-8

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. strace /sbin/udevstart and watch the fd climb for open().
2. Inspect source to modalias_is_greylisted().
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Actual Results:  1. fd increases.
2.  modalias_is_greylisted() calls open(), does not call close(), and does not remember the fd for a successful open() [so no other routine can call close() reasonably.]

Expected Results:  1. fd returned by open() should not rise above 3 or 4.
2. modalias_is_greylisted() should call close().

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