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From: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
To: Kirill Smelkov <kirr@nexedi.com>
Cc: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@redhat.com>,
	Han-Wen Nienhuys <hanwen@google.com>,
	Jakob Unterwurzacher <jakobunt@gmail.com>,
	Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	fuse-devel <fuse-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>,
	stable <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RESEND4, PATCH 1/2] fuse: retrieve: cap requested size to negotiated max_write
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:44:50 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJfpegv0NvcsD9gh3aN+ngzsLqbNWUc73ZPN1qHox_14eN9Pqg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <12f7d0d98555ee0d174d04bb47644f65c07f035a.1553680185.git.kirr@nexedi.com>

On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 11:15 AM Kirill Smelkov <kirr@nexedi.com> wrote:
>
> FUSE filesystem server and kernel client negotiate during initialization
> phase, what should be the maximum write size the client will ever issue.
> Correspondingly the filesystem server then queues sys_read calls to read
> requests with buffer capacity large enough to carry request header
> + that max_write bytes. A filesystem server is free to set its max_write
> in anywhere in the range between [1·page, fc->max_pages·page]. In
> particular go-fuse[2] sets max_write by default as 64K, wheres default
> fc->max_pages corresponds to 128K. Libfuse also allows users to
> configure max_write, but by default presets it to possible maximum.
>
> If max_write is < fc->max_pages·page, and in NOTIFY_RETRIEVE handler we
> allow to retrieve more than max_write bytes, corresponding prepared
> NOTIFY_REPLY will be thrown away by fuse_dev_do_read, because the
> filesystem server, in full correspondence with server/client contract,
> will be only queuing sys_read with ~max_write buffer capacity, and
> fuse_dev_do_read throws away requests that cannot fit into server
> request buffer. In turn the filesystem server could get stuck waiting
> indefinitely for NOTIFY_REPLY since NOTIFY_RETRIEVE handler returned OK
> which is understood by clients as that NOTIFY_REPLY was queued and will
> be sent back.
>
> -> Cap requested size to negotiate max_write to avoid the problem.
> This aligns with the way NOTIFY_RETRIEVE handler works, which already
> unconditionally caps requested retrieve size to fuse_conn->max_pages.
> This way it should not hurt NOTIFY_RETRIEVE semantic if we return less
> data than was originally requested.
>
> Please see [1] for context where the problem of stuck filesystem was hit
> for real, how the situation was traced and for more involving patch that
> did not make it into the tree.
>
> [1] https://marc.info/?l=linux-fsdevel&m=155057023600853&w=2
> [2] https://github.com/hanwen/go-fuse
>
> Signed-off-by: Kirill Smelkov <kirr@nexedi.com>
> Cc: Han-Wen Nienhuys <hanwen@google.com>
> Cc: Jakob Unterwurzacher <jakobunt@gmail.com>
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v2.6.36+
> ---
>  fs/fuse/dev.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/fuse/dev.c b/fs/fuse/dev.c
> index 8a63e52785e9..38e94bc43053 100644
> --- a/fs/fuse/dev.c
> +++ b/fs/fuse/dev.c
> @@ -1749,7 +1749,7 @@ static int fuse_retrieve(struct fuse_conn *fc, struct inode *inode,
>         offset = outarg->offset & ~PAGE_MASK;
>         file_size = i_size_read(inode);
>
> -       num = outarg->size;
> +       num = min(outarg->size, fc->max_write);

This is wrong: the max_size limited num is overwritten if constrained
by file size.

Also the patch is whitespace damaged.

Thanks,
Miklos

  reply	other threads:[~2019-04-24 10:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-27 10:15 [RESEND4, PATCH 0/2] fuse: don't stuck clients on retrieve_notify with size > max_write Kirill Smelkov
2019-03-27 10:15 ` [RESEND4, PATCH 2/2] fuse: require /dev/fuse reads to have enough buffer capacity as negotiated Kirill Smelkov
2019-04-24 10:48   ` Miklos Szeredi
2019-04-24 11:58     ` Kirill Smelkov
2019-03-27 10:15 ` [RESEND4, PATCH 1/2] fuse: retrieve: cap requested size to negotiated max_write Kirill Smelkov
2019-04-24 10:44   ` Miklos Szeredi [this message]
2019-04-24 11:56     ` Kirill Smelkov
2019-04-24 12:17       ` Miklos Szeredi
2019-04-24 12:31         ` Kirill Smelkov
2019-04-24 13:19           ` Miklos Szeredi
2019-04-24 14:22             ` Kirill Smelkov
2019-04-24 15:02               ` Miklos Szeredi
2019-04-24 18:10                 ` Kirill Smelkov
2019-04-24 18:59                   ` Kirill Smelkov

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