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[RFC,v3] copy_file_range.2: Update cross-filesystem support for 5.12

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Series [RFC,v3] copy_file_range.2: Update cross-filesystem support for 5.12 | expand

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Alejandro Colomar (man-pages) March 1, 2021, 2:41 p.m. UTC
Linux 5.12 fixes a regression.

Cross-filesystem (introduced in 5.3) copies were buggy.

Move the statements documenting cross-fs to BUGS.
Kernels 5.3..5.11 should be patched soon.

State version information for some errors related to this.

Reported-by: Luis Henriques <lhenriques@suse.de>
Reported-by: Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>
Related: <https://lwn.net/Articles/846403/>
Cc: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
Cc: Anna Schumaker <anna.schumaker@netapp.com>
Cc: Jeff Layton <jlayton@kernel.org>
Cc: Steve French <sfrench@samba.org>
Cc: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@hammerspace.com>
Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
Cc: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
Cc: Nicolas Boichat <drinkcat@chromium.org>
Cc: Ian Lance Taylor <iant@google.com>
Cc: Luis Lozano <llozano@chromium.org>
Cc: Andreas Dilger <adilger@dilger.ca>
Cc: Olga Kornievskaia <aglo@umich.edu>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Cc: ceph-devel <ceph-devel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: CIFS <linux-cifs@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: samba-technical <samba-technical@lists.samba.org>
Cc: linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Linux NFS Mailing List <linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Walter Harms <wharms@bfs.de>
Signed-off-by: Alejandro Colomar <alx.manpages@gmail.com>
---

v3:
	- Don't remove some important text.
	- Reword BUGS.

---
Hi Amir,

I covered your comments.  I may need to add something else after your
discussion with Steve; please comment.

I tried to reword BUGS so that it's as specific and understandable as I can.
If you still find it not good enough, please comment :)

Thanks,

Alex

---
 man2/copy_file_range.2 | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 22 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Comments

Amir Goldstein March 1, 2021, 2:58 p.m. UTC | #1
On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 4:45 PM Alejandro Colomar <alx.manpages@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Linux 5.12 fixes a regression.
>
> Cross-filesystem (introduced in 5.3) copies were buggy.
>
> Move the statements documenting cross-fs to BUGS.
> Kernels 5.3..5.11 should be patched soon.
>
> State version information for some errors related to this.
>
> Reported-by: Luis Henriques <lhenriques@suse.de>
> Reported-by: Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>
> Related: <https://lwn.net/Articles/846403/>
> Cc: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
> Cc: Anna Schumaker <anna.schumaker@netapp.com>
> Cc: Jeff Layton <jlayton@kernel.org>
> Cc: Steve French <sfrench@samba.org>
> Cc: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
> Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@hammerspace.com>
> Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
> Cc: "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
> Cc: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
> Cc: Nicolas Boichat <drinkcat@chromium.org>
> Cc: Ian Lance Taylor <iant@google.com>
> Cc: Luis Lozano <llozano@chromium.org>
> Cc: Andreas Dilger <adilger@dilger.ca>
> Cc: Olga Kornievskaia <aglo@umich.edu>
> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
> Cc: ceph-devel <ceph-devel@vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: CIFS <linux-cifs@vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: samba-technical <samba-technical@lists.samba.org>
> Cc: linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: Linux NFS Mailing List <linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: Walter Harms <wharms@bfs.de>
> Signed-off-by: Alejandro Colomar <alx.manpages@gmail.com>
> ---
>
> v3:
>         - Don't remove some important text.
>         - Reword BUGS.
>
> ---
> Hi Amir,
>
> I covered your comments.  I may need to add something else after your
> discussion with Steve; please comment.
>
> I tried to reword BUGS so that it's as specific and understandable as I can.
> If you still find it not good enough, please comment :)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Alex
>
> ---
>  man2/copy_file_range.2 | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++----
>  1 file changed, 22 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/man2/copy_file_range.2 b/man2/copy_file_range.2
> index 611a39b80..1c0df3f74 100644
> --- a/man2/copy_file_range.2
> +++ b/man2/copy_file_range.2
> @@ -169,6 +169,9 @@ Out of memory.
>  .B ENOSPC
>  There is not enough space on the target filesystem to complete the copy.
>  .TP
> +.BR EOPNOTSUPP " (since Linux 5.12)"
> +The filesystem does not support this operation.
> +.TP
>  .B EOVERFLOW
>  The requested source or destination range is too large to represent in the
>  specified data types.
> @@ -184,10 +187,17 @@ or
>  .I fd_out
>  refers to an active swap file.
>  .TP
> -.B EXDEV
> +.BR EXDEV " (before Linux 5.3)"
> +The files referred to by
> +.IR fd_in " and " fd_out
> +are not on the same filesystem.
> +.TP
> +.BR EXDEV " (since Linux 5.12)"
>  The files referred to by
>  .IR fd_in " and " fd_out
> -are not on the same mounted filesystem (pre Linux 5.3).
> +are not on the same filesystem,
> +and the source and target filesystems are not of the same type,
> +or do not support cross-filesystem copy.
>  .SH VERSIONS
>  The
>  .BR copy_file_range ()
> @@ -200,8 +210,10 @@ Areas of the API that weren't clearly defined were clarified and the API bounds
>  are much more strictly checked than on earlier kernels.
>  Applications should target the behaviour and requirements of 5.3 kernels.
>  .PP
> -First support for cross-filesystem copies was introduced in Linux 5.3.
> -Older kernels will return -EXDEV when cross-filesystem copies are attempted.
> +Since 5.12,
> +cross-filesystem copies can be achieved
> +when both filesystems are of the same type,
> +and that filesystem implements support for it.

Maybe refer to BUGS here for pre 5.12 behavior?

>  .SH CONFORMING TO
>  The
>  .BR copy_file_range ()
> @@ -226,6 +238,12 @@ gives filesystems an opportunity to implement "copy acceleration" techniques,
>  such as the use of reflinks (i.e., two or more inodes that share
>  pointers to the same copy-on-write disk blocks)
>  or server-side-copy (in the case of NFS).
> +.SH BUGS
> +In Linux kernels 5.3 to 5.11,
> +cross-filesystem copies were supported by the kernel,
> +instead of being supported by individual filesystems.

Not so clear/accurate IMO. Maybe:

cross-filesystem copies were implemented by the kernel,
if the operation was not supported by individual filesystems.

> +However, on some virtual filesystems,
> +the call failed to copy, while still reporting success.

Thanks,
Amir.
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diff --git a/man2/copy_file_range.2 b/man2/copy_file_range.2
index 611a39b80..1c0df3f74 100644
--- a/man2/copy_file_range.2
+++ b/man2/copy_file_range.2
@@ -169,6 +169,9 @@  Out of memory.
 .B ENOSPC
 There is not enough space on the target filesystem to complete the copy.
 .TP
+.BR EOPNOTSUPP " (since Linux 5.12)"
+The filesystem does not support this operation.
+.TP
 .B EOVERFLOW
 The requested source or destination range is too large to represent in the
 specified data types.
@@ -184,10 +187,17 @@  or
 .I fd_out
 refers to an active swap file.
 .TP
-.B EXDEV
+.BR EXDEV " (before Linux 5.3)"
+The files referred to by
+.IR fd_in " and " fd_out
+are not on the same filesystem.
+.TP
+.BR EXDEV " (since Linux 5.12)"
 The files referred to by
 .IR fd_in " and " fd_out
-are not on the same mounted filesystem (pre Linux 5.3).
+are not on the same filesystem,
+and the source and target filesystems are not of the same type,
+or do not support cross-filesystem copy.
 .SH VERSIONS
 The
 .BR copy_file_range ()
@@ -200,8 +210,10 @@  Areas of the API that weren't clearly defined were clarified and the API bounds
 are much more strictly checked than on earlier kernels.
 Applications should target the behaviour and requirements of 5.3 kernels.
 .PP
-First support for cross-filesystem copies was introduced in Linux 5.3.
-Older kernels will return -EXDEV when cross-filesystem copies are attempted.
+Since 5.12,
+cross-filesystem copies can be achieved
+when both filesystems are of the same type,
+and that filesystem implements support for it.
 .SH CONFORMING TO
 The
 .BR copy_file_range ()
@@ -226,6 +238,12 @@  gives filesystems an opportunity to implement "copy acceleration" techniques,
 such as the use of reflinks (i.e., two or more inodes that share
 pointers to the same copy-on-write disk blocks)
 or server-side-copy (in the case of NFS).
+.SH BUGS
+In Linux kernels 5.3 to 5.11,
+cross-filesystem copies were supported by the kernel,
+instead of being supported by individual filesystems.
+However, on some virtual filesystems,
+the call failed to copy, while still reporting success.
 .SH EXAMPLES
 .EX
 #define _GNU_SOURCE