[07/12] f*xattr: allow O_PATH descriptors
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Message ID 20191128155940.17530-8-mszeredi@redhat.com
State New
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  • various vfs patches
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Miklos Szeredi Nov. 28, 2019, 3:59 p.m. UTC
This allows xattr ops on symlink/special files referenced by an O_PATH
descriptor without having to play games with /proc/self/fd/NN (which
doesn't work for symlinks anyway).

This capability is the same as would be given by introducing ...at()
variants with an AT_EMPTY_PATH argument.  Looking at getattr/setattr type
syscalls, this is allowed for fstatat() and fchownat(), but not for
fchmodat() and utimensat().  What's the logic?

While this carries a minute risk of someone relying on the property of
xattr syscalls rejecting O_PATH descriptors, it saves the trouble of
introducing another set of syscalls.

Only file->f_path and file->f_inode are accessed in these functions.

Current versions return EBADF, hence easy to detect the presense of this
feature and fall back in case it's missing.

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@redhat.com>
---
 fs/xattr.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/fs/xattr.c b/fs/xattr.c
index 90dd78f0eb27..fd1335b86e60 100644
--- a/fs/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/xattr.c
@@ -495,7 +495,7 @@  SYSCALL_DEFINE5(lsetxattr, const char __user *, pathname,
 SYSCALL_DEFINE5(fsetxattr, int, fd, const char __user *, name,
 		const void __user *,value, size_t, size, int, flags)
 {
-	struct fd f = fdget(fd);
+	struct fd f = fdget_raw(fd);
 	int error = -EBADF;
 
 	if (!f.file)
@@ -587,7 +587,7 @@  SYSCALL_DEFINE4(lgetxattr, const char __user *, pathname,
 SYSCALL_DEFINE4(fgetxattr, int, fd, const char __user *, name,
 		void __user *, value, size_t, size)
 {
-	struct fd f = fdget(fd);
+	struct fd f = fdget_raw(fd);
 	ssize_t error = -EBADF;
 
 	if (!f.file)
@@ -662,7 +662,7 @@  SYSCALL_DEFINE3(llistxattr, const char __user *, pathname, char __user *, list,
 
 SYSCALL_DEFINE3(flistxattr, int, fd, char __user *, list, size_t, size)
 {
-	struct fd f = fdget(fd);
+	struct fd f = fdget_raw(fd);
 	ssize_t error = -EBADF;
 
 	if (!f.file)
@@ -727,7 +727,7 @@  SYSCALL_DEFINE2(lremovexattr, const char __user *, pathname,
 
 SYSCALL_DEFINE2(fremovexattr, int, fd, const char __user *, name)
 {
-	struct fd f = fdget(fd);
+	struct fd f = fdget_raw(fd);
 	int error = -EBADF;
 
 	if (!f.file)