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Subject: g_initialize.c build_MechSet potential to leak a lock
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 12:43:40 -0700
From: Arlene Berry <>
To: <>

In src/lib/gssapi/mech/glue/g_initialize.c if build_mechSet() successfully locks g_mechListLock but fails to lock g_mechSetLock, you would leak the first lock.  It’s unlikely and we haven’t actually seen it happen.

In January 2012 we agreed to update our portability assumptions to include
the assumption that locking a non-recursive mutexes will never fail. We
haven't updated the code to remove all of the conditionals yet, but it's
not really worth fixing this logic bug.