[1/1,linux-next] ext4: add compatibility flag check
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Message ID 1480016861-24432-1-git-send-email-fabf@skynet.be
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Fabian Frederick Nov. 24, 2016, 7:47 p.m. UTC
data=journal mount option should disable O_DIRECT access
(See Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt) but open operations
using O_CREAT|O_RDWR|O_DIRECT|O_SYNC have no warning in return and file is being
created. This patch adds vfs super_operations compatibility flag function
returning -EPERM in such a case.

Signed-off-by: Fabian Frederick <fabf@skynet.be>
---
 fs/ext4/super.c    | 10 ++++++++++
 fs/namei.c         | 12 ++++++++++++
 include/linux/fs.h |  1 +
 3 files changed, 23 insertions(+)

Comments

Al Viro Nov. 24, 2016, 8:39 p.m. UTC | #1
On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 08:47:41PM +0100, Fabian Frederick wrote:
> data=journal mount option should disable O_DIRECT access
> (See Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt) but open operations
> using O_CREAT|O_RDWR|O_DIRECT|O_SYNC have no warning in return and file is being
> created. This patch adds vfs super_operations compatibility flag function
> returning -EPERM in such a case.

Why not simply check it in ->open()?  Occam's Razor and all such...
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Theodore Y. Ts'o Nov. 25, 2016, 5:26 a.m. UTC | #2
On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 08:47:41PM +0100, Fabian Frederick wrote:
> data=journal mount option should disable O_DIRECT access
> (See Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt) but open operations
> using O_CREAT|O_RDWR|O_DIRECT|O_SYNC have no warning in return and file is being
> created. This patch adds vfs super_operations compatibility flag function
> returning -EPERM in such a case.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Fabian Frederick <fabf@skynet.be>

The general practice by most file systems in Linux (for better or for
worse) is to silently fall back to buffered I/O instead of failing the
O_DIRECT open.  Feel free to try to convince linux-fsdevel otherwise,
but that is the general and historical consensus of Linux file system
developers.

Cheers,

					- Ted
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Fabian Frederick Nov. 25, 2016, 6:14 a.m. UTC | #3
> On 25 November 2016 at 06:26 Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 08:47:41PM +0100, Fabian Frederick wrote:
> > data=journal mount option should disable O_DIRECT access
> > (See Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt) but open operations
> > using O_CREAT|O_RDWR|O_DIRECT|O_SYNC have no warning in return and file is
> > being
> > created. This patch adds vfs super_operations compatibility flag function
> > returning -EPERM in such a case.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Fabian Frederick <fabf@skynet.be>
>
> The general practice by most file systems in Linux (for better or for
> worse) is to silently fall back to buffered I/O instead of failing the
> O_DIRECT open.  Feel free to try to convince linux-fsdevel otherwise,
> but that is the general and historical consensus of Linux file system
> developers.
>
> Cheers,

Thanks a lot Ted, I'll have a closer look at vfs/ext4 documentation and add some
details if required.

Regards,
Fabian

>
>                                       - Ted
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Patch
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diff --git a/fs/ext4/super.c b/fs/ext4/super.c
index 72b459d..f2cd8e3 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -1195,6 +1195,15 @@  static struct fscrypt_operations ext4_cryptops = {
 };
 #endif
 
+static int ext4_compat_flag_check(struct inode *inode, int openflag)
+{
+	if (openflag & O_DIRECT &&
+		test_opt(inode->i_sb, DATA_FLAGS) == EXT4_MOUNT_JOURNAL_DATA)
+		return -EPERM;
+
+	return 0;
+}
+
 #ifdef CONFIG_QUOTA
 static char *quotatypes[] = INITQFNAMES;
 #define QTYPE2NAME(t) (quotatypes[t])
@@ -1267,6 +1276,7 @@  static const struct super_operations ext4_sops = {
 	.get_dquots	= ext4_get_dquots,
 #endif
 	.bdev_try_to_free_page = bdev_try_to_free_page,
+	.compat_flag_check = ext4_compat_flag_check,
 };
 
 static const struct export_operations ext4_export_ops = {
diff --git a/fs/namei.c b/fs/namei.c
index 1669c93d..7edbfbb 100644
--- a/fs/namei.c
+++ b/fs/namei.c
@@ -3493,6 +3493,18 @@  static struct file *path_openat(struct nameidata *nd,
 		put_filp(file);
 		return ERR_CAST(s);
 	}
+
+	if (unlikely(file->f_flags & O_DIRECT)) {
+		struct super_block *sb = nd->inode->i_sb;
+
+		if (unlikely(sb->s_op->compat_flag_check)) {
+			error = sb->s_op->compat_flag_check(nd->inode,
+							    op->open_flag);
+			if (error)
+				goto out2;
+		}
+	}
+
 	while (!(error = link_path_walk(s, nd)) &&
 		(error = do_last(nd, file, op, &opened)) > 0) {
 		nd->flags &= ~(LOOKUP_OPEN|LOOKUP_CREATE|LOOKUP_EXCL);
diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
index 03a5a39..bba6c0b 100644
--- a/include/linux/fs.h
+++ b/include/linux/fs.h
@@ -1776,6 +1776,7 @@  struct super_operations {
 				  struct shrink_control *);
 	long (*free_cached_objects)(struct super_block *,
 				    struct shrink_control *);
+	int (*compat_flag_check)(struct inode *, int);
 };
 
 /*