exec:check_unsafe_exec: kill the dead -EAGAIN and clear_in_exec logic
fs_struct->in_exec == T means that this ->fs is used by a single process
(thread group), and one of the treads does do_execve().
To avoid the mt-exec races this code has the following complications:
1. check_unsafe_exec() returns -EBUSY if ->in_exec was
already set by another thread.
2. do_execve_common() records "clear_in_exec" to ensure
that the error path can only clear ->in_exec if it was
set by current.
However, after 9b1bf12d5d51 "signals: move cred_guard_mutex from
task_struct to signal_struct" we do not need these complications:
1. We can't race with our sub-thread, this is called under
per-process ->cred_guard_mutex. And we can't race with
another CLONE_FS task, we already checked that this fs
is not shared.
We can remove the dead -EAGAIN logic.
2. "out_unmark:" in do_execve_common() is either called
under ->cred_guard_mutex, or after de_thread() which
kills other threads, so we can't race with sub-thread
which could set ->in_exec. And if ->fs is shared with
another process ->in_exec should be false anyway.
We can clear in_exec unconditionally.
This also means that check_unsafe_exec() can be void.
Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <email@example.com>
Acked-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Al Viro <email@example.com>
Cc: Kees Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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