Bug 121562 - sysfs module locking patch for bin_attribute
sysfs module locking patch for bin_attribute
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-04-22 20:23 EDT by Matt Domsch
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-07-30 16:20:55 EDT
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bin_attr-fix2.patch (3.60 KB, patch)
2004-04-22 20:24 EDT, Matt Domsch
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Description Matt Domsch 2004-04-22 20:23:55 EDT
Description of problem:
Patch from Michael E. Brown to GregKH, accepted today and submitted to

Per MEB:
I have just been bitten by lack of module locking for bin_attribute
attributes, so attached is the corresponding patch to fs/sysfs/bin.c.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
before 2.6.6-rc3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
while true; do modprobe mymod; rmmod mymod; done &
while true; do hexdump -C /sys/path/to/sysfs/binary/file; done

Actual results:

Expected results:
no Oops

Additional info:
patch attached
Comment 1 Matt Domsch 2004-04-22 20:24:31 EDT
Created attachment 99642 [details]
Comment 2 Matt Domsch 2004-04-22 22:35:18 EDT
Patch is in Linus's bk tree for 2.6.6-rc3 now.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-07-30 16:20:55 EDT
Should be in A4, then.
Comment 4 Matt Domsch 2004-11-09 08:25:58 EST
Confirmed fixed in Beta 2.

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