[vbox-dev] Shared folders symlink kfree bug

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Wed Mar 23 11:14:16 GMT 2011


On Monday 21 March 2011 00:38:30 Brian Campbell wrote:
> While looking for a possible source for some issues people have been having
> with symlinks in shared folders, I realised that the code was freeing a
> path that the inode creation code kept.  A patch for that is below,
> although I'm not sure if it was the cause.  I intend to do some more
> thorough testing shortly.
> I've also added a line to prompt the module to update the parent directory
> in line with other directory altering functions.

thanks, that was definitely a bug and I fixed it similarly to what
you proposed, see r36332. The fix will be also included in the next
maintenance release.

Kind regards,

ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG   Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert
Werkstrasse 24                     Staff Engineer, VirtualBox
71384 Weinstadt, Germany           mailto:frank.mehnert at oracle.com

Hauptverwaltung: Riesstr. 25, D-80992 München
Registergericht: Amtsgericht München, HRA 95603

Komplementärin: ORACLE Deutschland Verwaltung B.V.
Rijnzathe 6, 3454PV De Meern, Niederlande
Handelsregister der Handelskammer Midden-Niederlande, Nr. 30143697
Geschäftsführer: Jürgen Kunz, Marcel van de Molen, Alexander van der Ven
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 198 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
URL: <http://www.virtualbox.org/pipermail/vbox-dev/attachments/20110323/6371924e/attachment.sig>

More information about the vbox-dev mailing list