Commit d634cc15 authored by Steve French's avatar Steve French Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] Fix oops in fs/locks.c on close of file with pending locks

The recent change to locks_remove_flock code in fs/locks.c changes how
byte range locks are removed from closing files, which shows up a bug in

The assumption in the cifs code was that the close call sent to the
server would remove any pending locks on the server on this file, but
that is no longer safe as the fs/locks.c code on the client wants unlock
of 0 to PATH_MAX to remove all locks (at least from this client, it is
not possible AFAIK to remove all locks from other clients made to the
server copy of the file).

Note that cifs locks are different from posix locks - and it is not
possible to map posix locks perfectly on the wire yet, due to
restrictions of the cifs network protocol, even to Samba without adding
a new request type to the network protocol (which we plan to do for
Samba 3.0.21 within a few months), but the local client will have the
correct, posix view, of the lock in most cases.

The correct fix for cifs for this would involve a bigger change than I
would like to do this late in the 2.6.13-rc cycle - and would involve
cifs keeping track of all unmerged (uncoalesced) byte range locks for
each remote inode and scanning that list to remove locks that intersect
or fall wholly within the range - locks that intersect may have to be
reaquired with the smaller, remaining range.
Signed-off-by: default avatarSteve French <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Kleikamp <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent fd589e0b
......@@ -643,7 +643,7 @@ int cifs_lock(struct file *file, int cmd, struct file_lock *pfLock)
netfid, length,
pfLock->fl_start, numUnlock, numLock, lockType,
if (rc == 0 && (pfLock->fl_flags & FL_POSIX))
if (pfLock->fl_flags & FL_POSIX)
posix_lock_file_wait(file, pfLock);
return rc;
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