The implementation of TIOCGPTPEER has two issues.
When /dev/ptmx (as opposed to /dev/pts/ptmx) is opened the wrong
vfsmount is passed to dentry_open. Which results in the kernel displaying
the wrong pathname for the peer.
The second is simply by caching the vfsmount and dentry of the peer it leaves
them open, in a way they were not previously Which because of the inreased
reference counts can cause unnecessary behaviour differences resulting in
To fix these move the ioctl into tty_io.c at a generic level allowing
the ioctl to have access to the struct file on which the ioctl is
being called. This allows the path of the slave to be derived when
opening the slave through TIOCGPTPEER instead of requiring the path to
the slave be cached. Thus removing the need for caching the path.
A new function devpts_ptmx_path is factored out of devpts_acquire and
used to implement a function devpts_mntget. The new function devpts_mntget
takes a filp to perform the lookup on and fsi so that it can confirm
that the superblock that is found by devpts_ptmx_path is the proper superblock.
v2: Lots of fixes to make the code actually work
v3: Suggestions by Linus
- Removed the unnecessary initialization of filp in ptm_open_peer
- Simplified devpts_ptmx_path as gotos are no longer required
[ This is the fix for the issue that was reverted in commit
143c97cc, but this time without breaking 'pbuilder' due to
increased reference counts - Linus ]
Fixes: 54ebbfb1 ("tty: add TIOCGPTPEER ioctl")
Reported-by: Christian Brauner <email@example.com>
Reported-and-tested-by: Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>