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From: Rich Felker <dalias@libc.org>
To: Andreas Schwab <schwab@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	"Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org, libc-alpha@sourceware.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: XFS reports lchmod failure, but changes file system contents
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:19:51 -0500
Message-ID: <20200212201951.GC1663@brightrain.aerifal.cx> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87wo8r1rx6.fsf@igel.home>

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 09:17:41PM +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> On Feb 12 2020, Florian Weimer wrote:
> 
> > * Al Viro:
> >
> >> On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 08:15:08PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >>
> >>> | Further, I've found some inconsistent behavior with ext4: chmod on the
> >>> | magic symlink fails with EOPNOTSUPP as in Florian's test, but fchmod
> >>> | on the O_PATH fd succeeds and changes the symlink mode. This is with
> >>> | 5.4. Cany anyone else confirm this? Is it a problem?
> >>> 
> >>> It looks broken to me because fchmod (as an inode-changing operation)
> >>> is not supposed to work on O_PATH descriptors.
> >>
> >> Why?  O_PATH does have an associated inode just fine; where does
> >> that "not supposed to" come from?
> >
> > It fails on most file systems right now.  I thought that was expected.
> > Other system calls (fsetxattr IIRC) do not work on O_PATH descriptors,
> > either.  I assumed that an O_PATH descriptor was not intending to
> > confer that capability.  Even openat fails.
> 
> According to open(2), this is expected:
> 
>        O_PATH (since Linux 2.6.39)
>               Obtain a file descriptor that can be used for two  purposes:  to
>               indicate a location in the filesystem tree and to perform opera-
>               tions that act purely at the file descriptor  level.   The  file
>               itself  is not opened, and other file operations (e.g., read(2),
>               write(2), fchmod(2), fchown(2), fgetxattr(2), ioctl(2), mmap(2))
>               fail with the error EBADF.

That text is outdated and should be corrected. Fixing fchmod fchown,
fstat, etc. to operate on O_PATH file descriptors was a very
intentional change in the kernel.

Rich

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Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-12 11:48 Florian Weimer
2020-02-12 12:15 ` Florian Weimer
2020-02-12 16:16 ` Darrick J. Wong
2020-02-12 18:11   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-02-12 18:37     ` Darrick J. Wong
2020-02-12 19:15       ` Florian Weimer
2020-02-12 19:51         ` Al Viro
2020-02-12 19:55           ` Rich Felker
2020-02-12 20:01           ` Florian Weimer
2020-02-12 20:17             ` Andreas Schwab
2020-02-12 20:19               ` Rich Felker [this message]
2020-02-12 20:26                 ` Florian Weimer
2020-02-12 20:38                   ` Rich Felker
2020-02-12 20:27                 ` Al Viro
2020-02-12 20:36                   ` Rich Felker
2020-02-12 20:18             ` Rich Felker
2020-02-12 20:38             ` Paul Eggert
2020-02-21  4:09             ` Aleksa Sarai
2020-02-21  5:02               ` Al Viro
2020-02-21  5:21                 ` Aleksa Sarai
2020-02-12 18:50     ` Florian Weimer
2020-02-12 18:55       ` Christoph Hellwig

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