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Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 05:33:47 -1000
From: akuster <>
To: Petr Matousek <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- kernel: futex: clear robust_list
 on execve

Could it be said that this issue was introduced by these two commits in
2.6.16 ?


- Armin

On 01/04/2012 12:10 PM, Petr Matousek wrote:
> Move "exit_robust_list" into mm_release() and clear them
> We don't want to get rid of the futexes just at exit() time, we want to
> drop them when doing an execve() too, since that gets rid of the
> previous VM image too.
> Doing it at mm_release() time means that we automatically always do it
> when we disassociate a VM map from the task.
> Upstream patches:
> 8141c7f3e7aee618312fa1c15109e1219de784a7
> fc6b177dee33365ccb29fe6d2092223cf8d679f9
> Reference:

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