cvs commit: src/sys/kern vfs_mount.c
obrien at FreeBSD.ORG
Thu Apr 24 13:36:53 PDT 2003
On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 07:15:57PM +1000, Tim Robbins wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 01:16:07AM -0700, Tim J. Robbins wrote:
> > tjr 2003/04/24 01:16:07 PDT
> > FreeBSD src repository
> > Modified files:
> > sys/kern vfs_mount.c
> > Log:
> > Free mount credentials (mnt_cred) when freeing the mount struct
> > in failure cases to avoid leaking struct ucreds, and ultimately
> > leaking struct uidinfo references.
> Here's the full log message, which explains the implications of the uidinfo
> refcount leak.
> ... #3 change 29586 edit on 2003/04/23 by tjr at tjr_dev (text+ko)
> Free mount credentials (mnt_cred) when freeing the mount struct
> in failures cases to avoid leaking struct ucreds, and ultimately
> leaking struct uidinfo references.
> Since the uidinfo reference count was only a "u_short" until a few
> days ago, this leak could quite easily have caused an overflow after
> a few thousand failed mount attempts, leading to the struct uidinfo
> being freed prematurely and the panics in uifree() that Kris was
> seeing on the ports cluster. I'm not sure that this specific cred
> leak was causing the problems -- I will look for more.
Any reason you didn't put the full log message into CVS? People useing
Perforce need to be careful to put the full infomation into CVS also.
Also why do people keep following up in email to add information rather
than doing a forced commit???
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