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Date:	Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:28:00 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
To:	Darren Hart <darren@...art.com>
cc:	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@...com>,
	Kees Cook <kees@...flux.net>, wad@...omium.org
Subject: Re: [patch 1/5] futex: Make unlock_pi more robust

On Tue, 17 Jun 2014, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2014, Darren Hart wrote:
> > On Wed, 2014-06-11 at 20:45 +0000, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > In wake_futex_pi we verify ownership by matching pi_state->owner ==
> > current, but here the only test is the TID value, which is set by
> > userspace - which we don't trust...
> > 
> > I'm trying to determine if it matters in this case... if there are no
> > waiters, is the pi_state still around? If so, it does indeed matter, and
> > we should be verifying.
> 
> Erm. The whole point of this patch is to do:
> 
>      - Find existing state first and handle it.
> 
>      - If no state exists and TID == current, take it
> 
>      - Otherwise create state

Duh, that was the lock path. But here the point is:

      - Find existing state first and handle it.

      - If no state exists and TID == current, release it

The retry is obvious, right?

Thanks,

	tglx

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