Bug 131788 - should not need write access to .ko files
Summary: should not need write access to .ko files
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: module-init-tools (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Blocks: FC3SELinux FC4Target
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Reported: 2004-09-04 15:32 UTC by Russell Coker
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:47 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-25 19:37:07 UTC
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Description Russell Coker 2004-09-04 15:32:56 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.3; Linux) (KHTML, like Gecko)

Description of problem:
To lock the module insmod will open the file read/write.  I think that it should not open it for write.

Won't a read-lock do everything that's needed?

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-13 03:47:34 UTC
The locking isn't to prevent overwriting of the module, it's to
prevent multiple concurrent attempted installs of the same module. So,
any sort of read lock wouldn't work here.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-25 19:37:07 UTC
Considering the purpose of the lock, closing. I suppose any changes
with it need taken upstream.

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