[v2,1/2] splice: don't read more than available pipe space
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Message ID 20181202180832.GR8125@magnolia
State New
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  • [v2,1/2] splice: don't read more than available pipe space
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Darrick J. Wong Dec. 2, 2018, 6:08 p.m. UTC
From: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com>

In commit 4721a601099, we tried to fix a problem wherein directio reads
into a splice pipe will bounce EFAULT/EAGAIN all the way out to
userspace by simulating a zero-byte short read.  This happens because
some directio read implementations (xfs) will call
bio_iov_iter_get_pages to grab pipe buffer pages and issue asynchronous
reads, but as soon as we run out of pipe buffers that _get_pages call
returns EFAULT, which the splice code translates to EAGAIN and bounces
out to userspace.

In that commit, the iomap code catches the EFAULT and simulates a
zero-byte read, but that causes assertion errors on regular splice reads
because xfs doesn't allow short directio reads.

The brokenness is compounded by splice_direct_to_actor immediately
bailing on do_splice_to returning <= 0 without ever calling ->actor
(which empties out the pipe), so if userspace calls back we'll EFAULT
again on the full pipe, and nothing ever gets copied.

Therefore, teach splice_direct_to_actor to clamp its requests to the
amount of free space in the pipe and remove the simulated short read
from the iomap directio code.

Fixes: 4721a601099 ("iomap: dio data corruption and spurious errors when pipes fill")
Reported-by: Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
v2: split into two parts per hch request
 fs/splice.c |    5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/fs/splice.c b/fs/splice.c
index 3553f1956508..4bd9d9590199 100644
--- a/fs/splice.c
+++ b/fs/splice.c
@@ -949,7 +949,10 @@  ssize_t splice_direct_to_actor(struct file *in, struct splice_desc *sd,
 		size_t read_len;
 		loff_t pos = sd->pos, prev_pos = pos;
-		ret = do_splice_to(in, &pos, pipe, len, flags);
+		/* Don't try to read more the pipe has space for. */
+		read_len = min_t(size_t, len,
+				 (pipe->buffers - pipe->nrbufs) << PAGE_SHIFT);
+		ret = do_splice_to(in, &pos, pipe, read_len, flags);
 		if (unlikely(ret <= 0))
 			goto out_release;