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2012-11-26writeback: put unused inodes to LRU after writeback completionJan Kara1-0/+1
Commit 169ebd90131b ("writeback: Avoid iput() from flusher thread") removed iget-iput pair from inode writeback. As a side effect, inodes that are dirty during iput_final() call won't be ever added to inode LRU (iput_final() doesn't add dirty inodes to LRU and later when the inode is cleaned there's noone to add the inode there). Thus inodes are effectively unreclaimable until someone looks them up again. The practical effect of this bug is limited by the fact that inodes are pinned by a dentry for long enough that the inode gets cleaned. But still the bug can have nasty consequences leading up to OOM conditions under certain circumstances. Following can easily reproduce the problem: for (( i = 0; i < 1000; i++ )); do mkdir $i for (( j = 0; j < 1000; j++ )); do touch $i/$j echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches done done then one needs to run 'sync; ls -lR' to make inodes reclaimable again. We fix the issue by inserting unused clean inodes into the LRU after writeback finishes in inode_sync_complete(). Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Reported-by: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp> Cc: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> [3.5+] Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2012-10-12vfs: make path_openat take a struct filename pointerJeff Layton1-2/+2
...and fix up the callers. For do_file_open_root, just declare a struct filename on the stack and fill out the .name field. For do_filp_open, make it also take a struct filename pointer, and fix up its callers to call it appropriately. For filp_open, add a variant that takes a struct filename pointer and turn filp_open into a wrapper around it. Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-07-31fs: Add freezing handling to mnt_want_write() / mnt_drop_write()Jan Kara1-0/+4
Most of places where we want freeze protection coincides with the places where we also have remount-ro protection. So make mnt_want_write() and mnt_drop_write() (and their _file alternative) prevent freezing as well. For the few cases that are really interested only in remount-ro protection provide new function variants. BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/897421 Tested-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal@canonical.com> Tested-by: Peter M. Petrakis <peter.petrakis@canonical.com> Tested-by: Dann Frazier <dann.frazier@canonical.com> Tested-by: Massimo Morana <massimo.morana@canonical.com> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-07-14VFS: Split inode_permission()David Howells1-0/+5
Split inode_permission() into inode- and superblock-dependent parts. This is aimed at unionmounts where the superblock from the upper layer has to be checked rather than the superblock from the lower layer as the upper layer may be writable, thus allowing an unwritable file from the lower layer to be copied up and modified. Original-author: Valerie Aurora <vaurora@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> (Further development) Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-07-14kill struct opendataAl Viro1-3/+0
Just pass struct file *. Methods are happier that way... There's no need to return struct file * from finish_open() now, so let it return int. Next: saner prototypes for parts in namei.c Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-07-14kill opendata->{mnt,dentry}Al Viro1-2/+0
->filp->f_path is there for purpose... Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-07-14vfs: remove open intents from nameidataMiklos Szeredi1-4/+1
All users of open intents have been converted to use ->atomic_{open,create}. This patch gets rid of nd->intent.open and related infrastructure. Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-07-14vfs: add i_op->atomic_open()Miklos Szeredi1-0/+5
Add a new inode operation which is called on the last component of an open. Using this the filesystem can look up, possibly create and open the file in one atomic operation. If it cannot perform this (e.g. the file type turned out to be wrong) it may signal this by returning NULL instead of an open struct file pointer. i_op->atomic_open() is only called if the last component is negative or needs lookup. Handling cached positive dentries here doesn't add much value: these can be opened using f_op->open(). If the cached file turns out to be invalid, the open can be retried, this time using ->atomic_open() with a fresh dentry. For now leave the old way of using open intents in lookup and revalidate in place. This will be removed once all the users are converted. David Howells noticed that if ->atomic_open() opens the file but does not create it, handle_truncate() will be called on it even if it is not a regular file. Fix this by checking the file type in this case too. Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-07-14get rid of ->mnt_longtermAl Viro1-2/+0
it's enough to set ->mnt_ns of internal vfsmounts to something distinct from all struct mnt_namespace out there; then we can just use the check for ->mnt_ns != NULL in the fast path of mntput_no_expire() Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-06-01vfs: split __dentry_open()Miklos Szeredi1-0/+1
Split __dentry_open() into two functions: do_dentry_open() - does most of the actual work, doesn't put file on failure open_check_o_direct() - after a successful open, checks direct_IO method This will allow i_op->atomic_open to do just the file initialization and leave the direct_IO checking to the VFS. Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-05-29brlocks/lglocks: turn into functionsAndi Kleen1-1/+1
lglocks and brlocks are currently generated with some complicated macros in lglock.h. But there's no reason to not just use common utility functions and put all the data into a common data structure. Since there are at least two users it makes sense to share this code in a library. This is also easier maintainable than a macro forest. This will also make it later possible to dynamically allocate lglocks and also use them in modules (this would both still need some additional, but now straightforward, code) [akpm@linux-foundation.org: checkpatch fixes] Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-01-06vfs: protect remounting superblock read-onlyMiklos Szeredi1-0/+1
Currently remouting superblock read-only is racy in a major way. With the per mount read-only infrastructure it is now possible to prevent most races, which this patch attempts. Before starting the remount read-only, iterate through all mounts belonging to the superblock and if none of them have any pending writes, set sb->s_readonly_remount. This indicates that remount is in progress and no further write requests are allowed. If the remount succeeds set MS_RDONLY and reset s_readonly_remount. If the remounting is unsuccessful just reset s_readonly_remount. This can result in transient EROFS errors, despite the fact the remount failed. Unfortunately hodling off writes is difficult as remount itself may touch the filesystem (e.g. through load_nls()) which would deadlock. A later patch deals with delayed writes due to nlink going to zero. Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz> Tested-by: Toshiyuki Okajima <toshi.okajima@jp.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-01-06Merge branches 'vfsmount-guts', 'umode_t' and 'partitions' into ZAl Viro1-1/+1
2012-01-03vfs: spread struct mount - __lookup_mnt() resultAl Viro1-1/+1
switch __lookup_mnt() to returning struct mount *; callers adjusted. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-01-03switch open and mkdir syscalls to umode_tAl Viro1-1/+1
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-01-03vfs: new helper - vfs_ustat()Al Viro1-0/+1
... and bury user_get_super()/statfs_by_dentry() - they are purely internal now. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-01-03trim fs/internal.hAl Viro1-24/+0
some stuff in there can actually become static; some belongs to pnode.h as it's a private interface between namespace.c and pnode.c... Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-07-20superblock: move pin_sb_for_writeback() to fs/super.cDave Chinner1-0/+1
The per-sb shrinker has the same requirement as the writeback threads of ensuring that the superblock is usable and pinned for the time it takes to run the work. Both need to take a passive reference to the sb, take a read lock on the s_umount lock and then only continue if an unmount is not in progress. pin_sb_for_writeback() does this exactly, so move it to fs/super.c and rename it to grab_super_passive() and exporting it via fs/internal.h for all the VFS code to be able to use. Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-07-20Make ->d_sb assign-once and always non-NULLAl Viro1-0/+5
New helper (non-exported, fs/internal.h-only): __d_alloc(sb, name). Allocates dentry, sets its ->d_sb to given superblock and sets ->d_op accordingly. Old d_alloc(NULL, name) callers are converted to that (all of them know what superblock they want). d_alloc() itself is left only for parent != NULl case; uses __d_alloc(), inserts result into the list of parent's children. Note that now ->d_sb is assign-once and never NULL *and* ->d_parent is never NULL either. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-03-24fs: move i_wb_list out from under inode_lockDave Chinner1-0/+5
Protect the inode writeback list with a new global lock inode_wb_list_lock and use it to protect the list manipulations and traversals. This lock replaces the inode_lock as the inodes on the list can be validity checked while holding the inode->i_lock and hence the inode_lock is no longer needed to protect the list. Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-03-24fs: move i_sb_list out from under inode_lockDave Chinner1-0/+2
Protect the per-sb inode list with a new global lock inode_sb_list_lock and use it to protect the list manipulations and traversals. This lock replaces the inode_lock as the inodes on the list can be validity checked while holding the inode->i_lock and hence the inode_lock is no longer needed to protect the list. Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-03-21FS: lookup_mnt() is only used in the core fs routines nowDavid Howells1-0/+1
lookup_mnt() is only used in the core fs routines now, so it doesn't need to be globally declared anymore. It isn't exported to modules at the moment, so nothing that can be modularised seems to be using it. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-03-17vfs: split off vfsmount-related parts of vfs_kern_mount()Al Viro1-2/+3
new function: mount_fs(). Does all work done by vfs_kern_mount() except the allocation and filling of vfsmount; returns root dentry or ERR_PTR(). vfs_kern_mount() switched to using it and taken to fs/namespace.c, along with its wrappers. alloc_vfsmnt()/free_vfsmnt() made static. functions in namespace.c slightly reordered. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-03-15vfs: Add open by file handle supportAneesh Kumar K.V1-0/+3
[AV: duplicate of open() guts removed; file_open_root() used instead] Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-03-14open-style analog of vfs_path_lookup()Al Viro1-0/+2
new function: file_open_root(dentry, mnt, name, flags) opens the file vfs_path_lookup would arrive to. Note that name can be empty; in that case the usual requirement that dentry should be a directory is lifted. open-coded equivalents switched to it, may_open() got down exactly one caller and became static. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-03-14switch do_filp_open() to struct open_flagsAl Viro1-0/+8
take calculation of open_flags by open(2) arguments into new helper in fs/open.c, move filp_open() over there, have it and do_sys_open() use that helper, switch exec.c callers of do_filp_open() to explicit (and constant) struct open_flags. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-02-24Fix over-zealous flush_disk when changing device size.NeilBrown1-1/+1
There are two cases when we call flush_disk. In one, the device has disappeared (check_disk_change) so any data will hold becomes irrelevant. In the oter, the device has changed size (check_disk_size_change) so data we hold may be irrelevant. In both cases it makes sense to discard any 'clean' buffers, so they will be read back from the device if needed. In the former case it makes sense to discard 'dirty' buffers as there will never be anywhere safe to write the data. In the second case it *does*not* make sense to discard dirty buffers as that will lead to file system corruption when you simply enlarge the containing devices. flush_disk calls __invalidate_devices. __invalidate_device calls both invalidate_inodes and invalidate_bdev. invalidate_inodes *does* discard I_DIRTY inodes and this does lead to fs corruption. invalidate_bev *does*not* discard dirty pages, but I don't really care about that at present. So this patch adds a flag to __invalidate_device (calling it __invalidate_device2) to indicate whether dirty buffers should be killed, and this is passed to invalidate_inodes which can choose to skip dirty inodes. flusk_disk then passes true from check_disk_change and false from check_disk_size_change. dm avoids tripping over this problem by calling i_size_write directly rathher than using check_disk_size_change. md does use check_disk_size_change and so is affected. This regression was introduced by commit 608aeef17a which causes check_disk_size_change to call flush_disk, so it is suitable for any kernel since 2.6.27. Cc: stable@kernel.org Acked-by: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com> Cc: Andrew Patterson <andrew.patterson@hp.com> Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk> Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>
2011-01-17tidy up around finish_automount()Al Viro1-2/+0
do_add_mount() and mnt_clear_expiry() are not needed outside of namespace.c anymore, now that namei has finish_automount() to use. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-01-17Take the completion of automount into new helperAl Viro1-0/+1
... and shift it from namei.c to namespace.c Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-01-16sanitize vfsmount refcounting changesAl Viro1-0/+3
Instead of splitting refcount between (per-cpu) mnt_count and (SMP-only) mnt_longrefs, make all references contribute to mnt_count again and keep track of how many are longterm ones. Accounting rules for longterm count: * 1 for each fs_struct.root.mnt * 1 for each fs_struct.pwd.mnt * 1 for having non-NULL ->mnt_ns * decrement to 0 happens only under vfsmount lock exclusive That allows nice common case for mntput() - since we can't drop the final reference until after mnt_longterm has reached 0 due to the rules above, mntput() can grab vfsmount lock shared and check mnt_longterm. If it turns out to be non-zero (which is the common case), we know that this is not the final mntput() and can just blindly decrement percpu mnt_count. Otherwise we grab vfsmount lock exclusive and do usual decrement-and-check of percpu mnt_count. For fs_struct.c we have mnt_make_longterm() and mnt_make_shortterm(); namespace.c uses the latter in places where we don't already hold vfsmount lock exclusive and opencodes a few remaining spots where we need to manipulate mnt_longterm. Note that we mostly revert the code outside of fs/namespace.c back to what we used to have; in particular, normal code doesn't need to care about two kinds of references, etc. And we get to keep the optimization Nick's variant had bought us... Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-01-15Unexport do_add_mount() and add in follow_automount(), not ->d_automount()David Howells1-0/+2
Unexport do_add_mount() and make ->d_automount() return the vfsmount to be added rather than calling do_add_mount() itself. follow_automount() will then do the addition. This slightly complicates things as ->d_automount() normally wants to add the new vfsmount to an expiration list and start an expiration timer. The problem with that is that the vfsmount will be deleted if it has a refcount of 1 and the timer will not repeat if the expiration list is empty. To this end, we require the vfsmount to be returned from d_automount() with a refcount of (at least) 2. One of these refs will be dropped unconditionally. In addition, follow_automount() must get a 3rd ref around the call to do_add_mount() lest it eat a ref and return an error, leaving the mount we have open to being expired as we would otherwise have only 1 ref on it. d_automount() should also add the the vfsmount to the expiration list (by calling mnt_set_expiry()) and start the expiration timer before returning, if this mechanism is to be used. The vfsmount will be unlinked from the expiration list by follow_automount() if do_add_mount() fails. This patch also fixes the call to do_add_mount() for AFS to propagate the mount flags from the parent vfsmount. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-01-07fs: scale mntget/mntputNick Piggin1-0/+1
The problem that this patch aims to fix is vfsmount refcounting scalability. We need to take a reference on the vfsmount for every successful path lookup, which often go to the same mount point. The fundamental difficulty is that a "simple" reference count can never be made scalable, because any time a reference is dropped, we must check whether that was the last reference. To do that requires communication with all other CPUs that may have taken a reference count. We can make refcounts more scalable in a couple of ways, involving keeping distributed counters, and checking for the global-zero condition less frequently. - check the global sum once every interval (this will delay zero detection for some interval, so it's probably a showstopper for vfsmounts). - keep a local count and only taking the global sum when local reaches 0 (this is difficult for vfsmounts, because we can't hold preempt off for the life of a reference, so a counter would need to be per-thread or tied strongly to a particular CPU which requires more locking). - keep a local difference of increments and decrements, which allows us to sum the total difference and hence find the refcount when summing all CPUs. Then, keep a single integer "long" refcount for slow and long lasting references, and only take the global sum of local counters when the long refcount is 0. This last scheme is what I implemented here. Attached mounts and process root and working directory references are "long" references, and everything else is a short reference. This allows scalable vfsmount references during path walking over mounted subtrees and unattached (lazy umounted) mounts with processes still running in them. This results in one fewer atomic op in the fastpath: mntget is now just a per-CPU inc, rather than an atomic inc; and mntput just requires a spinlock and non-atomic decrement in the common case. However code is otherwise bigger and heavier, so single threaded performance is basically a wash. Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>
2010-10-29braino in internal.hAl Viro1-1/+1
wrong return type... Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2010-10-25split invalidate_inodes()Al Viro1-0/+1
Pull removal of fsnotify marks into generic_shutdown_super(). Split umount-time work into a new function - evict_inodes(). Make sure that invalidate_inodes() will be able to cope with I_FREEING once we change locking in iput(). Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2010-10-25fs: Convert nr_inodes and nr_unused to per-cpu countersDave Chinner1-0/+1
The number of inodes allocated does not need to be tied to the addition or removal of an inode to/from a list. If we are not tied to a list lock, we could update the counters when inodes are initialised or destroyed, but to do that we need to convert the counters to be per-cpu (i.e. independent of a lock). This means that we have the freedom to change the list/locking implementation without needing to care about the counters. Based on a patch originally from Eric Dumazet. [AV: cleaned up a bit, fixed build breakage on weird configs Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2010-10-25unexport invalidate_inodesAl Viro1-0/+5
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2010-08-18fs: brlock vfsmount_lockNick Piggin1-1/+4
fs: brlock vfsmount_lock Use a brlock for the vfsmount lock. It must be taken for write whenever modifying the mount hash or associated fields, and may be taken for read when performing mount hash lookups. A new lock is added for the mnt-id allocator, so it doesn't need to take the heavy vfsmount write-lock. The number of atomics should remain the same for fastpath rlock cases, though code would be slightly slower due to per-cpu access. Scalability is not not be much improved in common cases yet, due to other locks (ie. dcache_lock) getting in the way. However path lookups crossing mountpoints should be one case where scalability is improved (currently requiring the global lock). The slowpath is slower due to use of brlock. On a 64 core, 64 socket, 32 node Altix system (high latency to remote nodes), a simple umount microbenchmark (mount --bind mnt mnt2 ; umount mnt2 loop 1000 times), before this patch it took 6.8s, afterwards took 7.1s, about 5% slower. Cc: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2010-08-18tty: fix fu_list abuseNick Piggin1-0/+2
tty: fix fu_list abuse tty code abuses fu_list, which causes a bug in remount,ro handling. If a tty device node is opened on a filesystem, then the last link to the inode removed, the filesystem will be allowed to be remounted readonly. This is because fs_may_remount_ro does not find the 0 link tty inode on the file sb list (because the tty code incorrectly removed it to use for its own purpose). This can result in a filesystem with errors after it is marked "clean". Taking idea from Christoph's initial patch, allocate a tty private struct at file->private_data and put our required list fields in there, linking file and tty. This makes tty nodes behave the same way as other device nodes and avoid meddling with the vfs, and avoids this bug. The error handling is not trivial in the tty code, so for this bugfix, I take the simple approach of using __GFP_NOFAIL and don't worry about memory errors. This is not a problem because our allocator doesn't fail small allocs as a rule anyway. So proper error handling is left as an exercise for tty hackers. [ Arguably filesystem's device inode would ideally be divorced from the driver's pseudo inode when it is opened, but in practice it's not clear whether that will ever be worth implementing. ] Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2010-05-21Bury __put_super_and_need_restart()Al Viro1-0/+2
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2010-03-03Take vfsmount_lock to fs/internal.hAl Viro1-0/+2
no more users left outside of fs/*.c (and very few outside of fs/namespace.c, actually) Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2009-12-22Fix f_flags/f_mode in case of lookup_instantiate_filp() from open(pathname, 3)Al Viro1-0/+7
Just set f_flags when shoving struct file into nameidata; don't postpone that until __dentry_open(). do_filp_open() has correct value; lookup_instantiate_filp() doesn't - we lose the difference between O_RDWR and 3 by that point. We still set .intent.open.flags, so no fs code needs to be changed. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2009-12-16fs: move get_empty_filp() deffinition to internal.hEric Paris1-0/+1
All users outside of fs/ of get_empty_filp() have been removed. This patch moves the definition from the include/ directory to internal.h so no new users crop up and removes the EXPORT_SYMBOL. I'd love to see open intents stop using it too, but that's a problem for another day and a smarter developer! Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com> Acked-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2009-09-24fs: fix overflow in sys_mount() for in-kernel callsVegard Nossum1-0/+1
sys_mount() reads/copies a whole page for its "type" parameter. When do_mount_root() passes a kernel address that points to an object which is smaller than a whole page, copy_mount_options() will happily go past this memory object, possibly dereferencing "wild" pointers that could be in any state (hence the kmemcheck warning, which shows that parts of the next page are not even allocated). (The likelihood of something going wrong here is pretty low -- first of all this only applies to kernel calls to sys_mount(), which are mostly found in the boot code. Secondly, I guess if the page was not mapped, exact_copy_from_user() _would_ in fact handle it correctly because of its access_ok(), etc. checks.) But it is much nicer to avoid the dubious reads altogether, by stopping as soon as we find a NUL byte. Is there a good reason why we can't do something like this, using the already existing strndup_from_user()? [akpm@linux-foundation.org: make copy_mount_string() static] [AV: fix compat mount breakage, which involves undoing akpm's change above] Reported-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Vegard Nossum <vegard.nossum@gmail.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: al <al@dizzy.pdmi.ras.ru>
2009-06-11Trim a bit of crap from fs.hAl Viro1-0/+5
do_remount_sb() is fs/internal.h fodder, fsync_no_super() is long gone. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2009-06-11vfs: Make sys_sync() use fsync_super() (version 4)Jan Kara1-9/+7
It is unnecessarily fragile to have two places (fsync_super() and do_sync()) doing data integrity sync of the filesystem. Alter __fsync_super() to accommodate needs of both callers and use it. So after this patch __fsync_super() is the only place where we gather all the calls needed to properly send all data on a filesystem to disk. Nice bonus is that we get a complete livelock avoidance and write_supers() is now only used for periodic writeback of superblocks. sync_blockdevs() introduced a couple of patches ago is gone now. [build fixes folded] Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2009-06-11vfs: Fix sys_sync() and fsync_super() reliability (version 4)Jan Kara1-0/+9
So far, do_sync() called: sync_inodes(0); sync_supers(); sync_filesystems(0); sync_filesystems(1); sync_inodes(1); This ordering makes it kind of hard for filesystems as sync_inodes(0) need not submit all the IO (for example it skips inodes with I_SYNC set) so e.g. forcing transaction to disk in ->sync_fs() is not really enough. Therefore sys_sync has not been completely reliable on some filesystems (ext3, ext4, reiserfs, ocfs2 and others are hit by this) when racing e.g. with background writeback. A similar problem hits also other filesystems (e.g. ext2) because of write_supers() being called before the sync_inodes(1). Change the ordering of calls in do_sync() - this requires a new function sync_blockdevs() to preserve the property that block devices are always synced after write_super() / sync_fs() call. The same issue is fixed in __fsync_super() function used on umount / remount read-only. [AV: build fixes] Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2009-06-11fs: move mark_files_ro into file_table.cnpiggin@suse.de1-0/+5
This function walks the s_files lock, and operates primarily on the files in a superblock, so it better belongs here (eg. see also fs_may_remount_ro). [AV: ... and it shouldn't be static after that move] Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2009-03-31New locking/refcounting for fs_structAl Viro1-1/+1
* all changes of current->fs are done under task_lock and write_lock of old fs->lock * refcount is not atomic anymore (same protection) * its decrements are done when removing reference from current; at the same time we decide whether to free it. * put_fs_struct() is gone * new field - ->in_exec. Set by check_unsafe_exec() if we are trying to do execve() and only subthreads share fs_struct. Cleared when finishing exec (success and failure alike). Makes CLONE_FS fail with -EAGAIN if set. * check_unsafe_exec() may fail with -EAGAIN if another execve() from subthread is in progress. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2009-03-31Take fs_struct handling to new file (fs/fs_struct.c)Al Viro1-0/+6
Pure code move; two new helper functions for nfsd and daemonize (unshare_fs_struct() and daemonize_fs_struct() resp.; for now - the same code as used to be in callers). unshare_fs_struct() exported (for nfsd, as copy_fs_struct()/exit_fs() used to be), copy_fs_struct() and exit_fs() don't need exports anymore. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2009-03-28fix setuid sometimes doesn'tHugh Dickins1-1/+1
Joe Malicki reports that setuid sometimes doesn't: very rarely, a setuid root program does not get root euid; and, by the way, they have a health check running lsof every few minutes. Right, check_unsafe_exec() notes whether the files_struct is being shared by more threads than will get killed by the exec, and if so sets LSM_UNSAFE_SHARE to make bprm_set_creds() careful about euid. But /proc/<pid>/fd and /proc/<pid>/fdinfo lookups make transient use of get_files_struct(), which also raises that sharing count. There's a rather simple fix for this: exec's check on files->count has been redundant ever since 2.6.1 made it unshare_files() (except while compat_do_execve() omitted to do so) - just remove that check. [Note to -stable: this patch will not apply before 2.6.29: earlier releases should just remove the files->count line from unsafe_exec().] Reported-by: Joe Malicki <jmalicki@metacarta.com> Narrowed-down-by: Michael Itz <mitz@metacarta.com> Tested-by: Joe Malicki <jmalicki@metacarta.com> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Cc: stable@kernel.org Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>