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From: Arthur Williams <>
Cc:, Arthur Williams <>
Subject: [PATCH] fs: Allow open with O_CREAT to succeed if existing dir is specified
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 06:01:48 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Make opening a file with the O_CREAT flag a no-op if the specified file
exists even if it exists as a directory. Allows userspace commands, like
flock, to open a file and create it if it doesn't exist instead of
having to parse errno.

Signed-off-by: Arthur Williams <>
 fs/namei.c | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/namei.c b/fs/namei.c
index 79b0ff9b151e..58d06709541c 100644
--- a/fs/namei.c
+++ b/fs/namei.c
@@ -3334,8 +3334,6 @@ static int do_open(struct nameidata *nd,
 	if (open_flag & O_CREAT) {
 		if ((open_flag & O_EXCL) && !(file->f_mode & FMODE_CREATED))
 			return -EEXIST;
-		if (d_is_dir(nd->path.dentry))
-			return -EISDIR;
 		error = may_create_in_sticky(mnt_userns, nd,
 		if (unlikely(error))

             reply	other threads:[~2021-06-19 11:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-19 11:01 Arthur Williams [this message]
2021-06-19 12:42 ` [PATCH] fs: Allow open with O_CREAT to succeed if existing dir is specified Al Viro
2021-06-19 14:27   ` Matthew Wilcox
     [not found]   ` <>
2021-06-19 15:09     ` Al Viro
2021-07-01  2:19 ` [fs] 87f196bed3: kernel test robot
2021-07-01  9:48   ` David Sterba

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