[01/16] nfs_instantiate(): prevent multiple aliases for directory inode
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Message ID 20180729220453.13431-1-viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk
State New
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  • [01/16] nfs_instantiate(): prevent multiple aliases for directory inode
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Al Viro July 29, 2018, 10:04 p.m. UTC
From: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

Since NFS allows open-by-fhandle, we have to cope with the possibility
of mkdir vs. open-by-guessed-handle races.  A local filesystem could
decide what the inumber of the new object will be and insert a locked
inode with that inumber into icache _before_ the on-disk data structures
begin to look good and unlock it only once it has a dentry alias, so
that open-by-handle coming first would quietly fail and mkdir coming
first would have open-by-handle grab its dentry.

For NFS it's a non-starter - the icache key is server-supplied fhandle
and we do not get that until the object has been fully created on server.
We really have to deal with the possibility that open-by-handle gets
the in-core inode and attaches a dentry to it before mkdir does.

Solution: let nfs_mkdir() use d_splice_alias() to catch those.  We can
	* get an error.  Just return it to our caller.
	* get NULL - no preexisting dentry aliases, we'd just done what
d_add() would've done.  Success.
	* get a reference to preexisting alias.  In that case the alias
had been moved in place of nfs_mkdir() argument (and hashed there), while
nfs_mkdir() argument is left unhashed negative.  Which is just fine for
->mkdir() callers, all we need is to release the reference we'd got from
d_splice_alias() and report success.

Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@primarydata.com>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
 fs/nfs/dir.c | 9 ++++++---
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/fs/nfs/dir.c b/fs/nfs/dir.c
index 7a9c14426855..df6fd4e5b068 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/dir.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/dir.c
@@ -1641,6 +1641,7 @@  int nfs_instantiate(struct dentry *dentry, struct nfs_fh *fhandle,
 	struct dentry *parent = dget_parent(dentry);
 	struct inode *dir = d_inode(parent);
 	struct inode *inode;
+	struct dentry *d;
 	int error = -EACCES;
@@ -1662,10 +1663,12 @@  int nfs_instantiate(struct dentry *dentry, struct nfs_fh *fhandle,
 			goto out_error;
 	inode = nfs_fhget(dentry->d_sb, fhandle, fattr, label);
-	error = PTR_ERR(inode);
-	if (IS_ERR(inode))
+	d = d_splice_alias(inode, dentry);
+	if (IS_ERR(d)) {
+		error = PTR_ERR(d);
 		goto out_error;
-	d_add(dentry, inode);
+	}
+	dput(d);
 	return 0;