[PATCH 021/150] TTY: do not reset master's packet mode
luis.henriques at canonical.com
Tue Mar 26 15:18:40 UTC 2013
220.127.116.11 -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
From: Jiri Slaby <jslaby at suse.cz>
commit b81273a132177edd806476b953f6afeb17b786d5 upstream.
Now that login from util-linux is forced to drop all references to a
TTY which it wants to hangup (to reach reference count 1) we are
seeing issues with telnet. When login closes its last reference to the
slave PTY, it also resets packet mode on the *master* side. And we
have a race here.
What telnet does is fork+exec of `login'. Then there are two
* `login' closes the slave TTY and resets thus master's packet mode,
but even now telnet properly sets the mode, or
* `telnetd' sets packet mode on the master, `login' closes the slave
TTY and resets master's packet mode.
The former case is OK. However the latter happens in much more cases,
by the order of magnitude to be precise. So when one tries to login to
such a messed telnet setup, they see the following:
Note the missing first letters -- telnet thinks it is still in the
packet mode, so when it receives "linux login" from `login', it
considers "l" as the type of the packet and strips it.
SuS does not mention how the implementation should behave. Both BSDs I
checked (Free and Net) do not reset the flag upon the last close.
By this I am resurrecting an old bug, see References. We are hitting
it regularly now, i.e. with updated util-linux, ergo login.
Here, I am changing a behavior introduced back in 2.1 times. It would
better have a long time testing before goes upstream.
Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby at suse.cz>
Cc: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab at redhat.com>
Cc: Bryan Mason <bmason at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
drivers/tty/pty.c | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/drivers/tty/pty.c b/drivers/tty/pty.c
index 5505ffc..ce53594 100644
@@ -49,7 +49,6 @@ static void pty_close(struct tty_struct *tty, struct file *filp)
tty->packet = 0;
- tty->link->packet = 0;
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