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authorManfred Spraul <>2018-08-21 22:01:34 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2018-08-22 10:52:51 -0700
commit4241c1a304078569f544d51eeaf8bc270b6e377a (patch)
tree9468a64167df7d9919bfab0f3206baa937ab7235 /ipc/util.c
parent39cfffd774a2e8818250360a3e028b5eac9d5392 (diff)
ipc: rename ipcctl_pre_down_nolock()
Both the comment and the name of ipcctl_pre_down_nolock() are misleading: The function must be called while holdling the rw semaphore. Therefore the patch renames the function to ipcctl_obtain_check(): This name matches the other names used in util.c: - "obtain" function look up a pointer in the idr, without acquiring the object lock. - The caller is responsible for locking. - _check means that the sequence number is checked. Link: Signed-off-by: Manfred Spraul <> Reviewed-by: Davidlohr Bueso <> Cc: Davidlohr Bueso <> Cc: Dmitry Vyukov <> Cc: Herbert Xu <> Cc: Kees Cook <> Cc: Michael Kerrisk <> Cc: Michal Hocko <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'ipc/util.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/ipc/util.c b/ipc/util.c
index 465bbd21d234..1d88dffd75e7 100644
--- a/ipc/util.c
+++ b/ipc/util.c
@@ -688,7 +688,7 @@ int ipc_update_perm(struct ipc64_perm *in, struct kern_ipc_perm *out)
- * ipcctl_pre_down_nolock - retrieve an ipc and check permissions for some IPC_XXX cmd
+ * ipcctl_obtain_check - retrieve an ipc object and check permissions
* @ns: ipc namespace
* @ids: the table of ids where to look for the ipc
* @id: the id of the ipc to retrieve
@@ -698,16 +698,16 @@ int ipc_update_perm(struct ipc64_perm *in, struct kern_ipc_perm *out)
* This function does some common audit and permissions check for some IPC_XXX
* cmd and is called from semctl_down, shmctl_down and msgctl_down.
- * It must be called without any lock held and:
- * - retrieves the ipc with the given id in the given table.
+ * It:
+ * - retrieves the ipc object with the given id in the given table.
* - performs some audit and permission check, depending on the given cmd
* - returns a pointer to the ipc object or otherwise, the corresponding
* error.
* Call holding the both the rwsem and the rcu read lock.
-struct kern_ipc_perm *ipcctl_pre_down_nolock(struct ipc_namespace *ns,
+struct kern_ipc_perm *ipcctl_obtain_check(struct ipc_namespace *ns,
struct ipc_ids *ids, int id, int cmd,
struct ipc64_perm *perm, int extra_perm)