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From: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>,
	Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>, CAI Qian <caiqian@redhat.com>,
	linux-xfs <linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>, Nick Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: [RFC] O_DIRECT vs EFAULT (was Re: [PATCH 10/12] new iov_iter flavour: pipe-backed)
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2016 04:34:09 +0100
Message-ID: <20161003033409.GT19539@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJfpegs9He0bWX3VWkr2EY-7X3-pAhNAUT=mQad-zxtWkQt_SQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 09:30:21AM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 12:50 AM, Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 10:53:55PM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> >
> >> The EFAULT logic seems to be missing across the board.  And callers
> >> don't expect a zero return value.  Most will loop indefinitely.
> >
> > Nope.  copy_page_to_iter() *never* returns -EFAULT.  Including the iovec
> > one - check copy_page_to_iter_iovec().  Any caller that does not expect
> > a zero return value from that primitive is a bug, triggerable as soon as
> > you feed it an iovec with NULL ->iov_base.
> 
> Right.
> 
> I was actually looking at iov_iter_get_pages() callers...

FWIW, that's interesting - O_DIRECT readv()/writev() reacts to fault anywhere
as "nothing done, return -EFAULT now", rather than a short read/write.
Despite that some IO is actually done.  Note, BTW, that we are not even
consistent between the filesystems - local block ones do IO and give -EFAULT,
while NFS, Lustre and FUSE do short read/write, reporting -EFAULT only upon
shortening to nothing.  So does ceph, except that shortening might be for
more than one page.

Considering how weak POSIX is in that area, we are probably not violating
anything, but... it would be more convenient if we treated those as
short read/write, same way for all filesystems.

Linus, do you have any objections against such behaviour change?  AFAICS,
all it takes is this:

diff --git a/fs/direct-io.c b/fs/direct-io.c
index 7c3ce73..3a8ebda 100644
--- a/fs/direct-io.c
+++ b/fs/direct-io.c
@@ -246,6 +246,8 @@ static ssize_t dio_complete(struct dio *dio, ssize_t ret, bool is_async)
 		if ((dio->op == REQ_OP_READ) &&
 		    ((offset + transferred) > dio->i_size))
 			transferred = dio->i_size - offset;
+		if (ret == -EFAULT)
+			ret = 0;
 	}
 
 	if (ret == 0)

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2016-09-18  5:33                   ` xfs_file_splice_read: possible circular locking dependency detected Al Viro
2016-09-19  3:08                     ` Nicholas Piggin
2016-09-19  6:11                       ` Al Viro
2016-09-19  7:26                         ` Nicholas Piggin
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2016-09-18 19:31                         ` skb_splice_bits() and large chunks in pipe (was " Al Viro
2016-09-18 20:12                           ` Linus Torvalds
2016-09-18 22:31                             ` Al Viro
2016-09-19  0:18                               ` Linus Torvalds
2016-09-23 19:00                         ` [RFC][CFT] splice_read reworked Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:01                           ` [PATCH 01/11] fix memory leaks in tracing_buffers_splice_read() Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:02                           ` [PATCH 02/11] splice_to_pipe(): don't open-code wakeup_pipe_readers() Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:02                           ` [PATCH 03/11] splice: switch get_iovec_page_array() to iov_iter Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:03                           ` [PATCH 04/11] splice: lift pipe_lock out of splice_to_pipe() Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:45                             ` Linus Torvalds
2016-09-23 20:10                               ` Al Viro
2016-09-23 20:36                                 ` Linus Torvalds
2016-09-24  3:59                                   ` Al Viro
2016-09-24 17:29                                     ` Al Viro
2016-09-27 15:38                                       ` Nicholas Piggin
2016-09-27 15:53                                       ` Chuck Lever
2016-09-24  3:59                                   ` [PATCH 04/12] " Al Viro
2016-09-26 13:35                                     ` Miklos Szeredi
2016-09-27  4:14                                       ` Al Viro
2016-12-17 19:54                                     ` Andreas Schwab
2016-12-18 19:28                                       ` Linus Torvalds
2016-12-18 19:57                                         ` Andreas Schwab
2016-12-18 20:12                                         ` Al Viro
2016-12-18 20:30                                           ` Al Viro
2016-12-18 22:10                                             ` Linus Torvalds
2016-12-18 22:18                                               ` Al Viro
2016-12-18 22:22                                                 ` Linus Torvalds
2016-12-18 22:49                                               ` Andreas Schwab
2016-12-21 18:56                                               ` Andreas Schwab
2016-12-21 19:12                                                 ` Linus Torvalds
2016-09-24  4:00                                   ` [PATCH 06/12] new helper: add_to_pipe() Al Viro
2016-09-26 13:49                                     ` Miklos Szeredi
2016-09-24  4:01                                   ` [PATCH 10/12] new iov_iter flavour: pipe-backed Al Viro
2016-09-29 20:53                                     ` Miklos Szeredi
2016-09-29 22:50                                       ` Al Viro
2016-09-30  7:30                                         ` Miklos Szeredi
2016-10-03  3:34                                           ` Al Viro [this message]
2016-10-03 17:07                                             ` [RFC] O_DIRECT vs EFAULT (was Re: [PATCH 10/12] new iov_iter flavour: pipe-backed) Linus Torvalds
2016-10-03 18:54                                               ` Al Viro
2016-09-24  4:01                                   ` [PATCH 11/12] switch generic_file_splice_read() to use of ->read_iter() Al Viro
2016-09-24  4:02                                   ` [PATCH 12/12] switch default_file_splice_read() to use of pipe-backed iov_iter Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:03                           ` [PATCH 05/11] skb_splice_bits(): get rid of callback Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:04                           ` [PATCH 06/11] new helper: add_to_pipe() Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:04                           ` [PATCH 07/11] fuse_dev_splice_read(): switch to add_to_pipe() Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:06                           ` [PATCH 08/11] cifs: don't use memcpy() to copy struct iov_iter Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:08                           ` [PATCH 09/11] fuse_ioctl_copy_user(): don't open-code copy_page_{to,from}_iter() Al Viro
2016-09-26  9:31                             ` Miklos Szeredi
2016-09-23 19:09                           ` [PATCH 10/11] new iov_iter flavour: pipe-backed Al Viro
2016-09-23 19:10                           ` [PATCH 11/11] switch generic_file_splice_read() to use of ->read_iter() Al Viro
2016-09-30 13:32                           ` [RFC][CFT] splice_read reworked CAI Qian
2016-09-30 17:42                             ` CAI Qian
2016-09-30 18:33                               ` CAI Qian
2016-10-03  1:37                                 ` Al Viro
2016-10-03 17:49                                   ` CAI Qian
2016-10-04 17:39                                     ` local DoS - systemd hang or timeout (WAS: Re: [RFC][CFT] splice_read reworked) CAI Qian
2016-10-04 21:42                                       ` tj
2016-10-05 14:09                                         ` CAI Qian
2016-10-05 15:30                                           ` tj
2016-10-05 15:54                                             ` CAI Qian
2016-10-05 18:57                                               ` CAI Qian
2016-10-05 20:05                                                 ` Al Viro
2016-10-06 12:20                                                   ` CAI Qian
2016-10-06 12:25                                                     ` CAI Qian
2016-10-06 16:11                                                       ` CAI Qian
2016-10-06 17:00                                                         ` Linus Torvalds
2016-10-06 18:12                                                           ` CAI Qian
2016-10-07  9:57                                                           ` Dave Chinner
2016-10-07 15:25                                                             ` Linus Torvalds
2016-10-07  7:08                                                       ` Jan Kara
2016-10-07 14:43                                                         ` CAI Qian
2016-10-07 15:27                                                           ` CAI Qian
2016-10-07 18:56                                                             ` CAI Qian
2016-10-09 21:54                                                               ` Dave Chinner
2016-10-10 14:10                                                                 ` CAI Qian
2016-10-10 20:14                                                                   ` CAI Qian
2016-10-10 21:57                                                                   ` Dave Chinner
2016-10-12 19:50                                                                     ` [bisected] " CAI Qian
2016-10-12 20:59                                                                       ` Dave Chinner
2016-10-13 16:25                                                                         ` CAI Qian
2016-10-13 20:49                                                                           ` Dave Chinner
2016-10-13 20:56                                                                             ` CAI Qian
2016-10-09 21:51                                                           ` Dave Chinner
2016-10-21 15:38                                                         ` [4.9-rc1+] overlayfs lockdep CAI Qian
2016-10-24 12:57                                                           ` Miklos Szeredi
2016-10-07  9:27                                                     ` local DoS - systemd hang or timeout (WAS: Re: [RFC][CFT] splice_read reworked) Dave Chinner
2016-10-03  1:42                               ` [RFC][CFT] splice_read reworked Al Viro
2016-10-03 14:06                                 ` CAI Qian
2016-10-03 15:20                                   ` CAI Qian
2016-10-03 21:12                                     ` Dave Chinner
2016-10-04 13:57                                       ` CAI Qian
2016-10-03 20:32                                   ` CAI Qian
2016-10-03 20:35                                     ` Al Viro
2016-10-04 13:29                                       ` CAI Qian
2016-10-04 14:28                                         ` Al Viro
2016-10-04 16:21                                           ` CAI Qian
2016-10-04 20:12                                             ` Al Viro
2016-10-05 14:30                                               ` CAI Qian
2016-10-05 16:07                                                 ` Al Viro
2016-09-19  0:22 skb_splice_bits() and large chunks in pipe (was Re: xfs_file_splice_read: possible circular locking dependency detected Al Viro
2016-09-20  9:51 ` Herbert Xu

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