Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 175778
Accessing automounted directories can cause a process to hang forever
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:22 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #160600 +++
Description of problem:
Automount can cause a program to hang when accessing a directory that is being
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
No reproducer available.
Steps to Reproduce:
If the race is triggered, the process performing the lookup will hang
indefinitely. You will be able to interrupt it, though.
This issue was reported upstream, and is resolved with the attached patch. The
race is pretty clear, once you understand the code path, and the fix looks
straight forward and correct.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2005-06-15 19:54 EST --
Created an attachment (id=115514)
Fix a race in the tail end of an expire event, causing a process to hang forever.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2005-06-15 19:55 EST --
Posting patch to internal mailing list for review.
Created attachment 122247 [details]
fix a race at the tail end of expire
Posted internally for review on 12/14/2005.
committed in stream U4 build 34.16. A test kernel with this patch is available
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