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-rw-r--r--drivers/char/vt_ioctl.c7
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/char/vt_ioctl.c b/drivers/char/vt_ioctl.c
index c6f6f4209739..045e6888d15b 100644
--- a/drivers/char/vt_ioctl.c
+++ b/drivers/char/vt_ioctl.c
@@ -1208,15 +1208,18 @@ void change_console(struct vc_data *new_vc)
/*
* Send the signal as privileged - kill_pid() will
* tell us if the process has gone or something else
- * is awry
+ * is awry.
+ *
+ * We need to set vt_newvt *before* sending the signal or we
+ * have a race.
*/
+ vc->vt_newvt = new_vc->vc_num;
if (kill_pid(vc->vt_pid, vc->vt_mode.relsig, 1) == 0) {
/*
* It worked. Mark the vt to switch to and
* return. The process needs to send us a
* VT_RELDISP ioctl to complete the switch.
*/
- vc->vt_newvt = new_vc->vc_num;
return;
}