[PATCH v2 2/3] KEYS: don't revoke uninstantiated key in request_key_auth_new()

David Howells dhowells at redhat.com
Mon Sep 25 14:14:53 UTC 2017

Eric Biggers <ebiggers3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fix this by removing the call to key_revoke().  key_put() is sufficient,
> as it's not possible for an uninstantiated authkey to have been used for
> anything yet.

Note that the owner can call keyctl_describe() upon it, though that shouldn't
wait because KEY_LOOKUP_PARTIAL would be specified.

However, this is probably fair enough, and it should be gc'd quickly because
it'll lose its last ref.

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