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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.10 070/111] audit: fix auditd/kernel connection state tracking
On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 7:37 AM, Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 02:30:56PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>> 4.10-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
>> + if (!(auditd_test_task(current) ||
>> + (current == __mutex_owner(&audit_cmd_mutex)))) {
>> + long stime = audit_backlog_wait_time;
> Since I cannot find the original email on lkml, NAK on this.
> __mutex_owner() is not a general purpose helper function.

Since this code also exists in the current kernel, I need to ask what
recommended alternatives exist for determining the mutex owner?

I imagine we could track the mutex owner separately in the audit
subsystem, but I'd much prefer to leverage an existing mechanism if

paul moore

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