[v8,05/20] utimes: Clamp the timestamps before update
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Message ID 20190818165817.32634-6-deepa.kernel@gmail.com
State New
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  • vfs: Add support for timestamp limits
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Deepa Dinamani Aug. 18, 2019, 4:58 p.m. UTC
POSIX is ambiguous on the behavior of timestamps for
futimens, utimensat and utimes. Whether to return an
error or silently clamp a timestamp beyond the range
supported by the underlying filesystems is not clear.

POSIX.1 section for futimens, utimensat and utimes says:
(http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/functions/futimens.html)

The file's relevant timestamp shall be set to the greatest
value supported by the file system that is not greater
than the specified time.

If the tv_nsec field of a timespec structure has the special
value UTIME_NOW, the file's relevant timestamp shall be set
to the greatest value supported by the file system that is
not greater than the current time.

[EINVAL]
    A new file timestamp would be a value whose tv_sec
    component is not a value supported by the file system.

The patch chooses to clamp the timestamps according to the
filesystem timestamp ranges and does not return an error.
This is in line with the behavior of utime syscall also
since the POSIX page(http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/functions/utime.html)
for utime does not mention returning an error or clamping like above.

Same for utimes http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/functions/utimes.html

Signed-off-by: Deepa Dinamani <deepa.kernel@gmail.com>
---
 fs/utimes.c | 6 ++----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/fs/utimes.c b/fs/utimes.c
index 350c9c16ace1..1ba3f7883870 100644
--- a/fs/utimes.c
+++ b/fs/utimes.c
@@ -36,16 +36,14 @@  static int utimes_common(const struct path *path, struct timespec64 *times)
 		if (times[0].tv_nsec == UTIME_OMIT)
 			newattrs.ia_valid &= ~ATTR_ATIME;
 		else if (times[0].tv_nsec != UTIME_NOW) {
-			newattrs.ia_atime.tv_sec = times[0].tv_sec;
-			newattrs.ia_atime.tv_nsec = times[0].tv_nsec;
+			newattrs.ia_atime = timestamp_truncate(times[0], inode);
 			newattrs.ia_valid |= ATTR_ATIME_SET;
 		}
 
 		if (times[1].tv_nsec == UTIME_OMIT)
 			newattrs.ia_valid &= ~ATTR_MTIME;
 		else if (times[1].tv_nsec != UTIME_NOW) {
-			newattrs.ia_mtime.tv_sec = times[1].tv_sec;
-			newattrs.ia_mtime.tv_nsec = times[1].tv_nsec;
+			newattrs.ia_mtime = timestamp_truncate(times[1], inode);
 			newattrs.ia_valid |= ATTR_MTIME_SET;
 		}
 		/*