procfs: make errno values consistent when open pident vs exit(2) race occurs
KOSAKI Motohiro [Thu, 28 May 2009 21:34:21 +0000 (14:34 -0700)]
proc_pident_instantiate() has following call flow.

proc_pident_lookup()
  proc_pident_instantiate()
    proc_pid_make_inode()

And, proc_pident_lookup() has following error handling.

const struct pid_entry *p, *last;
error = ERR_PTR(-ENOENT);
if (!task)
goto out_no_task;

Then, proc_pident_instantiate should return ENOENT too when racing against
exit(2) occur.

EINAL has two bad reason.
  - it implies caller is wrong. bad the race isn't caller's mistake.
  - man 2 open don't explain EINVAL. user often don't handle it.

Note: Other proc_pid_make_inode() caller already use ENOENT properly.

Acked-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

fs/proc/base.c

index fb45615..3326bbf 100644 (file)
@@ -1956,7 +1956,7 @@ static struct dentry *proc_pident_instantiate(struct inode *dir,
        const struct pid_entry *p = ptr;
        struct inode *inode;
        struct proc_inode *ei;
-       struct dentry *error = ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
+       struct dentry *error = ERR_PTR(-ENOENT);
 
        inode = proc_pid_make_inode(dir->i_sb, task);
        if (!inode)