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Re: [RFC][PATCH] (#2) Prelim in-kernel file system auditing support

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 11:20:54 -0600, Serge E. Hallyn <serue us ibm com> wrote:
> Tim,
> do you care about getting multiple entries in a single directory's
> watchlist for the same file?

I'v CCed the list so we don't get redundant comments :-)  Yes, we do
care.  This will leak memory.  Here's why:

If we're in a race and we both get to the point of adding the watch to
the list because we've both seen that we're not in the list.  Two
audit_struct watches have been created.  If we remove a watch, one
will still exist.  It might be odd, if say we were watching /tmp/foo,
said "stop watching /tmp/foo", deleted "/tmp/foo", recreated
"/tmp/foo" and started getting audit messages for "/tmp/foo" -- And at
least then we'll consume the memory.  The alternative is that the
memory just gets forgotton.

So let me better protect the list.  Should I simply include in the
critical section a test to make sure that I've not already been added?

> Ie two entries for /etc/shadow in /etc's watchlist?

- Timothy R. Chavez

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