[RESEND,v5,0/2] vfs: better dedupe permission check
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Mark Fasheh Aug. 7, 2018, 9:49 p.m. UTC
Hi Andrew,

Could I please have these patches upstreamed or at least put in a tree for
more public testing? They've hit fsdevel a few times now, I have links to
the discussions in the change log below.


The following patches fix a couple of issues with the permission check
we do in vfs_dedupe_file_range().

The first patch expands our check to allow dedupe of a file if the
user owns it or otherwise would be allowed to write to it.

Current behavior is that we'll allow dedupe only if:

- the user is an admin (root)
- the user has the file open for write

This makes it impossible for a user to dedupe their own file set
unless they do it as root, or ensure that all files have write
permission. There's a couple of duperemove bugs open for this:

https://github.com/markfasheh/duperemove/issues/129
https://github.com/markfasheh/duperemove/issues/86

The other problem we have is also related to forcing the user to open
target files for write - A process trying to exec a file currently
being deduped gets ETXTBUSY. The answer (as above) is to allow them to
open the targets ro - root can already do this. There was a patch from
Adam Borowski to fix this back in 2016:

https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/7/17/130

which I have incorporated into my changes.


The 2nd patch fixes our return code for permission denied to be
EPERM. For some reason we're returning EINVAL - I think that's
probably my fault. At any rate, we need to be returning something
descriptive of the actual problem, otherwise callers see EINVAL and
can't really make a valid determination of what's gone wrong.

This has also popped up in duperemove, mostly in the form of cryptic
error messages. Because this is a code returned to userspace, I did
check the other users of extent-same that I could find. Both 'bees'
and 'rust-btrfs' do the same as duperemove and simply report the error
(as they should).


Lastly, I have an update to the fi_deduperange manpage to reflect these
changes. That patch is attached below.


Please apply.

git pull https://github.com/markfasheh/linux dedupe-perms

Thanks,
  --Mark

Changes from V4 to V5:
- Rebase and retest on 4.18-rc8
- Place updated manpage patch below, CC linux-api
- V4 discussion: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10530365/

Changes from V3 to V4:
- Add a patch (below) to ioctl_fideduperange.2 explaining our
  changes. I will send this patch once the kernel update is
  accepted. Thanks to Darrick Wong for this suggestion.
- V3 discussion: https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-btrfs/msg79135.html

Changes from V2 to V3:
- Return bool from allow_file_dedupe
- V2 discussion: https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-btrfs/msg78421.html

Changes from V1 to V2:
- Add inode_permission check as suggested by Adam Borowski
- V1 discussion: https://marc.info/?l=linux-xfs&m=152606684017965&w=2


From: Mark Fasheh <mfasheh@suse.de>

[PATCH] ioctl_fideduperange.2: clarify permission requirements

dedupe permission checks were recently relaxed - update our man page to
reflect those changes.

Signed-off-by: Mark Fasheh <mfasheh@suse.de>
---
 man2/ioctl_fideduperange.2 | 11 +++++++----
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Comments

Adam Borowski Aug. 7, 2018, 10:21 p.m. UTC | #1
On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 02:49:47PM -0700, Mark Fasheh wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> Could I please have these patches upstreamed or at least put in a tree for
> more public testing? They've hit fsdevel a few times now, I have links to
> the discussions in the change log below.

> The first patch expands our check to allow dedupe of a file if the
> user owns it or otherwise would be allowed to write to it.
[...]
> The other problem we have is also related to forcing the user to open
> target files for write - A process trying to exec a file currently
> being deduped gets ETXTBUSY. The answer (as above) is to allow them to
> open the targets ro - root can already do this. There was a patch from
> Adam Borowski to fix this back in 2016

> The 2nd patch fixes our return code for permission denied to be
> EPERM. For some reason we're returning EINVAL - I think that's
> probably my fault. At any rate, we need to be returning something
> descriptive of the actual problem, otherwise callers see EINVAL and
> can't really make a valid determination of what's gone wrong.

Note that the counterpart of these two patches for BTRFS_IOC_DEFRAG, which
fixes the same issues, is included in btrfs' for-next, slated for 4.19. 
While technically dedupe and defrag are independent, there would be somewhat
less confusion if both behave the same in the same kernel version.

Thus, it'd be nice if you would consider taking this.  Should be safe:
even the permission check is paranoid.


Meow!

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diff --git a/man2/ioctl_fideduperange.2 b/man2/ioctl_fideduperange.2
index 84d20a276..4040ee064 100644
--- a/man2/ioctl_fideduperange.2
+++ b/man2/ioctl_fideduperange.2
@@ -105,9 +105,12 @@  The field
 must be zero.
 During the call,
 .IR src_fd
-must be open for reading and
+must be open for reading.
 .IR dest_fd
-must be open for writing.
+can be open for writing, or reading.
+If
+.IR dest_fd
+is open for reading, the user must have write access to the file.
 The combined size of the struct
 .IR file_dedupe_range
 and the struct
@@ -185,8 +188,8 @@  This can appear if the filesystem does not support deduplicating either file
 descriptor, or if either file descriptor refers to special inodes.
 .TP
 .B EPERM
-.IR dest_fd
-is immutable.
+This will be returned if the user lacks permission to dedupe the file referenced by
+.IR dest_fd .
 .TP
 .B ETXTBSY
 One of the files is a swap file.