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@ 2021-09-01 11:33 gregkh
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From: gregkh @ 2021-09-01 11:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: ebiggers; +Cc: stable

The patch below does not apply to the 5.10-stable tree.
If someone wants it applied there, or to any other stable or longterm
tree, then please email the backport, including the original git commit
id to <>.


greg k-h

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From 8c4bca10ceafc43b1ca0a9fab5fa27e13cbce99e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Eric Biggers <>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 23:53:47 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] ext4: report correct st_size for encrypted symlinks

The stat() family of syscalls report the wrong size for encrypted
symlinks, which has caused breakage in several userspace programs.

Fix this by calling fscrypt_symlink_getattr() after ext4_getattr() for
encrypted symlinks.  This function computes the correct size by reading
and decrypting the symlink target (if it's not already cached).

For more details, see the commit which added fscrypt_symlink_getattr().

Fixes: f348c252320b ("ext4 crypto: add symlink encryption")
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <>

diff --git a/fs/ext4/symlink.c b/fs/ext4/symlink.c
index dd05af983092..69109746e6e2 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/symlink.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/symlink.c
@@ -52,10 +52,20 @@ static const char *ext4_encrypted_get_link(struct dentry *dentry,
 	return paddr;
+static int ext4_encrypted_symlink_getattr(struct user_namespace *mnt_userns,
+					  const struct path *path,
+					  struct kstat *stat, u32 request_mask,
+					  unsigned int query_flags)
+	ext4_getattr(mnt_userns, path, stat, request_mask, query_flags);
+	return fscrypt_symlink_getattr(path, stat);
 const struct inode_operations ext4_encrypted_symlink_inode_operations = {
 	.get_link	= ext4_encrypted_get_link,
 	.setattr	= ext4_setattr,
-	.getattr	= ext4_getattr,
+	.getattr	= ext4_encrypted_symlink_getattr,
 	.listxattr	= ext4_listxattr,

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