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From: Dave Hansen <haveblue@us.ibm.com>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: hch@lst.de, viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk, viro@ftp.linux.org.uk,
	miklos@szeredi.hu, Dave Hansen <haveblue@us.ibm.com>
Subject: [RFC][PATCH 25/30] r/o bind mounts: make access() use new r/o helper
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 14:27:21 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080208222721.BD3F6746@kernel> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080208222641.6024A7CC@kernel>


It is OK to let access() go without using a mnt_want/drop_write() pair because
it doesn't actually do writes to the filesystem, and it is inherently racy
anyway.  This is a rare case when it is OK to use __mnt_is_readonly()
directly.

Acked-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <haveblue@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---

 linux-2.6.git-dave/fs/open.c |   13 +++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff -puN fs/open.c~r-o-bind-mounts-make-access-use-mnt-check fs/open.c
--- linux-2.6.git/fs/open.c~r-o-bind-mounts-make-access-use-mnt-check	2008-02-08 13:04:58.000000000 -0800
+++ linux-2.6.git-dave/fs/open.c	2008-02-08 13:04:58.000000000 -0800
@@ -459,8 +459,17 @@ asmlinkage long sys_faccessat(int dfd, c
 	if(res || !(mode & S_IWOTH) ||
 	   special_file(nd.dentry->d_inode->i_mode))
 		goto out_path_release;
-
-	if(IS_RDONLY(nd.dentry->d_inode))
+	/*
+	 * This is a rare case where using __mnt_is_readonly()
+	 * is OK without a mnt_want/drop_write() pair.  Since
+	 * no actual write to the fs is performed here, we do
+	 * not need to telegraph to that to anyone.
+	 *
+	 * By doing this, we accept that this access is
+	 * inherently racy and know that the fs may change
+	 * state before we even see this result.
+	 */
+	if (__mnt_is_readonly(nd.mnt))
 		res = -EROFS;
 
 out_path_release:
_

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-08 22:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-08 22:26 [RFC][PATCH 00/30] Read-only bind mounts (-mm resend) Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 01/30] reiserfs: eliminate private use of struct file in xattr Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 02/30] hppfs pass vfsmount to dentry_open() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 03/30] check for null vfsmount in dentry_open() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 04/30] fix up new filp allocators Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 05/30] do namei_flags calculation inside open_namei() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 06/30] make open_namei() return a filp Dave Hansen
2008-02-09  5:09   ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 07/30] r/o bind mounts: stub functions Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 08/30] r/o bind mounts: create helper to drop file write access Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 09/30] r/o bind mounts: drop write during emergency remount Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 10/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for vfs_rmdir() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 11/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for callers of vfs_mkdir() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 12/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate mnt_writers for unlink callers Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 13/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for xattr_permission() callers Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 14/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for ncp_ioctl() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 15/30] r/o bind mounts: write counts for time functions Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 16/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for do_utimes() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 17/30] r/o bind mounts: write count for file_update_time() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 18/30] r/o bind mounts: write counts for link/symlink Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 19/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for ioctls() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 20/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for open()s Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 21/30] r/o bind mounts: get write access for vfs_rename() callers Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 22/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for chmod/chown callers Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 23/30] r/o bind mounts: write counts for truncate() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 24/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate count for xfs timestamp updates Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` Dave Hansen [this message]
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 26/30] r/o bind mounts: check mnt instead of superblock directly Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 27/30] r/o bind mounts: get callers of vfs_mknod/create() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 28/30] r/o bind mounts: track numbers of writers to mounts Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 29/30] r/o bind mounts: honor mount writer counts at remount Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 30/30] r/o bind mounts: debugging for missed calls Dave Hansen
2008-02-09  6:39 ` [RFC][PATCH 00/30] Read-only bind mounts (-mm resend) Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-09  7:57 ` Al Viro
2008-02-12  5:06 ` Christoph Hellwig

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