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Subject[PATCH 1/1] dlm: kill the unnecessary and wrong device_close()->recalc_sigpending()
device_close()->recalc_sigpending() is not needed, sigprocmask()
takes care of TIF_SIGPENDING correctly.

And without ->siglock it is racy and wrong, it can wrongly clear
TIF_SIGPENDING and miss a signal.

But even with this patch device_close() is still buggy:

1. sigprocmask() should not be used, we have set_task_blocked(),
but this is minor.

2. We should never block SIGKILL or SIGSTOP, and this is what
the code tries to do.

3. This can't protect against SIGKILL or SIGSTOP anyway. Another
thread can do signal_wake_up(), say, do_signal_stop() or
complete_signal() or debugger.

4. sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, allsigs) doesn't necessarily clears
TIF_SIGPENDING, say, freezing() or ->jobctl.

5. device_write() looks equally wrong by the same reason.

Looks like, this tries to protect some wait_event_interruptible() logic
from signals, it should be turned into uninterruptible wait. Or we need
to implement something like signals_stop/start for such a use-case.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <>
fs/dlm/user.c | 1 -
1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/dlm/user.c b/fs/dlm/user.c
index 911649a..8121491 100644
--- a/fs/dlm/user.c
+++ b/fs/dlm/user.c
@@ -686,7 +686,6 @@ static int device_close(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
device_remove_lockspace() */

sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, &tmpsig, NULL);
- recalc_sigpending();

return 0;

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