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[PATCH v3 01/12] vfs: extend vfs_removexattr locking



This patch takes the i_mutex lock before security_inode_removexattr(),
instead of after, in preparation of calling ima_inode_removexattr().

Signed-off-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Kasatkin <dmitry.kasatkin@xxxxxxxxx>
---
 fs/xattr.c |    6 ++++--
 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/xattr.c b/fs/xattr.c
index 82f4337..6112c92 100644
--- a/fs/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/xattr.c
@@ -294,11 +294,13 @@ vfs_removexattr(struct dentry *dentry, const char *name)
 	if (error)
 		return error;
 
+	mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
 	error = security_inode_removexattr(dentry, name);
-	if (error)
+	if (error) {
+		mutex_unlock(&inode->i_mutex);
 		return error;
+	}
 
-	mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
 	error = inode->i_op->removexattr(dentry, name);
 	mutex_unlock(&inode->i_mutex);
 
-- 
1.7.6.5

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