@@ -17,12 +17,27 @@
* Pavel Emelianov <email@example.com>
* General sysv ipc locking scheme:
- * when doing ipc id lookups, take the ids->rwsem
- * rcu_read_lock()
- * obtain the ipc object (kern_ipc_perm)
- * perform security, capabilities, auditing and permission checks, etc.
- * acquire the ipc lock (kern_ipc_perm.lock) throught ipc_lock_object()
- * perform data updates (ie: SET, RMID, LOCK/UNLOCK commands)
+ * rcu_read_lock()
+ * obtain the ipc object (kern_ipc_perm) by looking up the id in an idr
+ * tree.
+ * - perform initial checks (capabilities, auditing and permission,
+ * etc).
+ * - perform read-only operations, such as STAT, INFO commands.
+ * acquire the ipc lock (kern_ipc_perm.lock) through
+ * ipc_lock_object()
+ * - perform data updates, such as SET, RMID commands and
+ * mechanism-specific operations (semop/semtimedop,
+ * msgsnd/msgrcv, shmat/shmdt).
+ * drop the ipc lock, through ipc_unlock_object().
+ * rcu_read_unlock()
+ * The ids->rwsem must be taken when:
+ * - creating, removing and iterating the existing entries in ipc
+ * identifier sets.
+ * - iterating through files under /proc/sysvipc/
+ * Note that sems have a special fast path that avoids kern_ipc_perm.lock -
+ * see sem_lock().