cvs commit: src/sys/kern vfs_syscalls.c

John Baldwin jhb at
Wed Mar 21 19:32:09 UTC 2007

jhb         2007-03-21 19:32:08 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    sys/kern             vfs_syscalls.c 
  If vn_open() fails during kern_open(), don't fdrop() the new file object
  until after the call to fdclose().  This closes an obscure race that
  could result in the later call to fdclose() actually closing a different
  file descriptor if another thread close()'s the file descriptor being
  opened before fdrop() is called, so the fdrop() in kern_open() frees the
  file object, then the second thread (or a third) creates a new file
  descriptor which reuses both the same index and the same file pointer
  thus tricking fdclose() in the first thread into thinking that the
  original file was still open.
  MFC after:      1 week
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.434     +2 -5      src/sys/kern/vfs_syscalls.c

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