Commit d3ca8b64 authored by Alan Cox's avatar Alan Cox Committed by Linus Torvalds

pty: Fix lock inversion

The ptmx_open path takes the tty and devpts locks in the wrong order
because tty_init_dev locks and returns a locked tty.  As far as I can
tell this is actually safe anyway because the tty being returned is new
so nobody can get a reference to lock it at this point.

However we don't even need the devpts lock at this point, it's only held
as a byproduct of the way the locks were pushe down.
Signed-off-by: default avatarAlan Cox <>
Acked-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent a01ee165
......@@ -633,7 +633,6 @@ static int ptmx_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
tty = tty_init_dev(ptm_driver, index);
if (IS_ERR(tty)) {
......@@ -643,7 +642,6 @@ static int ptmx_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
/* The tty returned here is locked so we can safely
drop the mutex */
set_bit(TTY_PTY_LOCK, &tty->flags); /* LOCK THE SLAVE */
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