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-rw-r--r--ipc/util.c13
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/ipc/util.c b/ipc/util.c
index 3fdfabfdd9c3..b99038699fee 100644
--- a/ipc/util.c
+++ b/ipc/util.c
@@ -583,19 +583,22 @@ struct kern_ipc_perm *ipc_lock(struct ipc_ids *ids, int id)
rcu_read_lock();
out = ipc_obtain_object_idr(ids, id);
if (IS_ERR(out))
- goto err1;
+ goto err;
spin_lock(&out->lock);
- /* ipc_rmid() may have already freed the ID while ipc_lock
- * was spinning: here verify that the structure is still valid
+ /*
+ * ipc_rmid() may have already freed the ID while ipc_lock()
+ * was spinning: here verify that the structure is still valid.
+ * Upon races with RMID, return -EIDRM, thus indicating that
+ * the ID points to a removed identifier.
*/
if (ipc_valid_object(out))
return out;
spin_unlock(&out->lock);
- out = ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
-err1:
+ out = ERR_PTR(-EIDRM);
+err:
rcu_read_unlock();
return out;
}