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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 for 4.5 1/8] libxl: rework domain userdata file lock

On Tue, 2014-09-16 at 11:01 +0100, Wei Liu wrote:
> The lock introduced in d2cd9d4f ("libxl: functions to lock / unlock
> libxl userdata store") has a bug that can leak the lock file when domain
> destruction races with other functions that try to get hold of the lock.
> There are several issues:
> 1. The lock is released too early with libxl__userdata_destroyall
>    deletes everything in userdata store, including the lock file.
> 2. The check of domain existence is only done at the beginning of lock
>    function, by the time the lock is acquired, the domain might have
>    been gone already.
> The effect of this two issues is we can run into such situation:
>      Process 1                        Process 2 domain destruction
>    # LOCK FUNCTION                 # LOCK FUNCTION
>     check domain existence          check domain existence
>                                     acquire lock (file created)
>                                    # LOCK FUNCTION
>                                     destroy all files (lock file deleted,
>                                                        lock released)
>     acquire lock (file created)
>    # LOCK FUNCTION                  destroy domain
>                                    # UNLOCK (close fd only)
>    [ lock file leaked ]
> Fix this problem by deploying following changes:
> 1. Unlink lock file in unlock function.
> 2. Modify libxl__userdata_destroyall to not delete domain-userdata-lock,
>    so that the lock remains held until unlock function is called.
> 3. Check domain still exists when the lock is acquired, unlock if
>    domain is already gone.
> Signed-off-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>

Iff you end up resending the series (I'm hoping not) it might be nice to
s/lock_carefd/carefd/ in the struct (since the usages are lock->thing so
the lock prefix is redundant). Also in the unlock perhaps comment that
the unlock must be done first before the close, since that is quite


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