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[1/2] ext2: don't update mtime on COW faults

Message ID alpine.LRH.2.02.2009050811200.12419@file01.intranet.prod.int.rdu2.redhat.com
State New
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Series [1/2] ext2: don't update mtime on COW faults | expand

Commit Message

Mikulas Patocka Sept. 5, 2020, 12:12 p.m. UTC
When running in a dax mode, if the user maps a page with MAP_PRIVATE and
PROT_WRITE, the ext2 filesystem would incorrectly update ctime and mtime
when the user hits a COW fault.

This breaks building of the Linux kernel.
How to reproduce:
1. extract the Linux kernel tree on dax-mounted ext2 filesystem
2. run make clean
3. run make -j12
4. run make -j12
- at step 4, make would incorrectly rebuild the whole kernel (although it
  was already built in step 3).

The reason for the breakage is that almost all object files depend on
objtool. When we run objtool, it takes COW page fault on its .data
section, and these faults will incorrectly update the timestamp of the
objtool binary. The updated timestamp causes make to rebuild the whole
tree.

Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org

---
 fs/ext2/file.c |    6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Comments

Jan Kara Sept. 7, 2020, 9 a.m. UTC | #1
On Sat 05-09-20 08:12:01, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> When running in a dax mode, if the user maps a page with MAP_PRIVATE and
> PROT_WRITE, the ext2 filesystem would incorrectly update ctime and mtime
> when the user hits a COW fault.
> 
> This breaks building of the Linux kernel.
> How to reproduce:
> 1. extract the Linux kernel tree on dax-mounted ext2 filesystem
> 2. run make clean
> 3. run make -j12
> 4. run make -j12
> - at step 4, make would incorrectly rebuild the whole kernel (although it
>   was already built in step 3).
> 
> The reason for the breakage is that almost all object files depend on
> objtool. When we run objtool, it takes COW page fault on its .data
> section, and these faults will incorrectly update the timestamp of the
> objtool binary. The updated timestamp causes make to rebuild the whole
> tree.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.com>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org

Thanks. Good spotting! Linus has already merged this so nothing more to do
here.

								Honza

> 
> ---
>  fs/ext2/file.c |    6 ++++--
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> Index: linux-2.6/fs/ext2/file.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/fs/ext2/file.c	2020-09-05 10:01:41.000000000 +0200
> +++ linux-2.6/fs/ext2/file.c	2020-09-05 13:09:50.000000000 +0200
> @@ -93,8 +93,10 @@ static vm_fault_t ext2_dax_fault(struct
>  	struct inode *inode = file_inode(vmf->vma->vm_file);
>  	struct ext2_inode_info *ei = EXT2_I(inode);
>  	vm_fault_t ret;
> +	bool write = (vmf->flags & FAULT_FLAG_WRITE) &&
> +		(vmf->vma->vm_flags & VM_SHARED);
>  
> -	if (vmf->flags & FAULT_FLAG_WRITE) {
> +	if (write) {
>  		sb_start_pagefault(inode->i_sb);
>  		file_update_time(vmf->vma->vm_file);
>  	}
> @@ -103,7 +105,7 @@ static vm_fault_t ext2_dax_fault(struct
>  	ret = dax_iomap_fault(vmf, PE_SIZE_PTE, NULL, NULL, &ext2_iomap_ops);
>  
>  	up_read(&ei->dax_sem);
> -	if (vmf->flags & FAULT_FLAG_WRITE)
> +	if (write)
>  		sb_end_pagefault(inode->i_sb);
>  	return ret;
>  }
>
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Index: linux-2.6/fs/ext2/file.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/fs/ext2/file.c	2020-09-05 10:01:41.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6/fs/ext2/file.c	2020-09-05 13:09:50.000000000 +0200
@@ -93,8 +93,10 @@  static vm_fault_t ext2_dax_fault(struct
 	struct inode *inode = file_inode(vmf->vma->vm_file);
 	struct ext2_inode_info *ei = EXT2_I(inode);
 	vm_fault_t ret;
+	bool write = (vmf->flags & FAULT_FLAG_WRITE) &&
+		(vmf->vma->vm_flags & VM_SHARED);
 
-	if (vmf->flags & FAULT_FLAG_WRITE) {
+	if (write) {
 		sb_start_pagefault(inode->i_sb);
 		file_update_time(vmf->vma->vm_file);
 	}
@@ -103,7 +105,7 @@  static vm_fault_t ext2_dax_fault(struct
 	ret = dax_iomap_fault(vmf, PE_SIZE_PTE, NULL, NULL, &ext2_iomap_ops);
 
 	up_read(&ei->dax_sem);
-	if (vmf->flags & FAULT_FLAG_WRITE)
+	if (write)
 		sb_end_pagefault(inode->i_sb);
 	return ret;
 }