Commit 81af8d67 authored by Eric W. Biederman's avatar Eric W. Biederman Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] vt: rework the console spawning variables

This is such a rare path it took me a while to figure out how to test
this after soring out the locking.

This patch does several things.
- The variables used are moved into a structure and declared in vt_kern.h
- A spinlock is added so we don't have SMP races updating the values.
- Instead of raw pid_t value a struct_pid is used to guard against
  pid wrap around issues, if the daemon to spawn a new console dies.
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric W. Biederman <>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 5feb8f5f
......@@ -108,7 +108,11 @@ const int NR_TYPES = ARRAY_SIZE(max_vals);
struct kbd_struct kbd_table[MAX_NR_CONSOLES];
static struct kbd_struct *kbd = kbd_table;
int spawnpid, spawnsig;
struct vt_spawn_console vt_spawn_con = {
.pid = NULL,
.sig = 0,
* Variables exported for vt.c
......@@ -578,9 +582,13 @@ static void fn_compose(struct vc_data *vc, struct pt_regs *regs)
static void fn_spawn_con(struct vc_data *vc, struct pt_regs *regs)
if (spawnpid)
if (kill_proc(spawnpid, spawnsig, 1))
spawnpid = 0;
if (
if (kill_pid(, vt_spawn_con.sig, 1)) {
put_pid(; = NULL;
static void fn_SAK(struct vc_data *vc, struct pt_regs *regs)
......@@ -645,13 +645,16 @@ int vt_ioctl(struct tty_struct *tty, struct file * file,
extern int spawnpid, spawnsig;
if (!perm || !capable(CAP_KILL))
return -EPERM;
if (!valid_signal(arg) || arg < 1 || arg == SIGKILL)
return -EINVAL;
spawnpid = current->pid;
spawnsig = arg;
put_pid(; = get_pid(task_pid(current));
vt_spawn_con.sig = arg;
return 0;
......@@ -84,4 +84,11 @@ void reset_vc(struct vc_data *vc);
extern char con_buf[CON_BUF_SIZE];
extern struct semaphore con_buf_sem;
struct vt_spawn_console {
spinlock_t lock;
struct pid *pid;
int sig;
extern struct vt_spawn_console vt_spawn_con;
#endif /* _VT_KERN_H */
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