path: root/include/linux/cred.h
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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2008-11-14 10:39:19 +1100
committerJames Morris <jmorris@namei.org>2008-11-14 10:39:19 +1100
commitc69e8d9c01db2adc503464993c358901c9af9de4 (patch)
treebed94aaa9aeb7a7834d1c880f72b62a11a752c78 /include/linux/cred.h
parent86a264abe542cfececb4df129bc45a0338d8cdb9 (diff)
CRED: Use RCU to access another task's creds and to release a task's own creds
Use RCU to access another task's creds and to release a task's own creds. This means that it will be possible for the credentials of a task to be replaced without another task (a) requiring a full lock to read them, and (b) seeing deallocated memory. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org> Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux/cred.h')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/cred.h b/include/linux/cred.h
index 4221ec6000c..166ce4ddba6 100644
--- a/include/linux/cred.h
+++ b/include/linux/cred.h
@@ -147,8 +147,9 @@ static inline struct cred *get_cred(struct cred *cred)
* Release a reference to a set of credentials, deleting them when the last ref
* is released.
-static inline void put_cred(struct cred *cred)
+static inline void put_cred(const struct cred *_cred)
+ struct cred *cred = (struct cred *) _cred;
if (atomic_dec_and_test(&(cred)->usage))