[Mono-bugs] [Bug 66735][Nor] New - Remove lock(typeof(T)) pattern from libraries

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Thu, 23 Sep 2004 13:45:19 -0400 (EDT)

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Changed by lupus@ximian.com.


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+Bug#: 66735
+Product: Mono: Class Libraries
+Version: unspecified
+OS: All
+OS Details: 
+Status: NEW   
+Priority: Normal
+Component: CORLIB
+AssignedTo: mono-bugs@ximian.com                            
+ReportedBy: lupus@ximian.com               
+QAContact: mono-bugs@ximian.com
+TargetMilestone: ---
+Summary: Remove lock(typeof(T)) pattern from libraries
+We need to remove the usage of the lock(typeof(T)) pattern
+from our libraries: it allows malicious users to deadlock the runtime.
+The pattern should be replaced with a lock on a static object field
+used for just this purpouse (note an object of type object should be used,
+not a string which has the same issues as typeof).
+Likely a tool should be developed that catches this and it should be run
+periodically on the whole repository.
+This is a good janitorial-like job for people who want to start
+contributing to mono.