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From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@kernel.org>
To: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>
Cc: Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@arm.com>,
	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>,
	Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@dilger.ca>,
	Ext4 Developers List <linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>,
	QEMU Developers <qemu-devel@nongnu.org>,
	Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>,
	Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 RESEND] fcntl: Add 32bit filesystem mode
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:00:19 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAK8P3a2SN2zeK=dj01Br-m86rJmK8mOyH=gHAidwSPgKAEthVw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CACRpkdZoMoUQX+CPd31qwjXSKJvaZ6=jcFvUrK_3hkxaUWJNJg@mail.gmail.com>

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 12:38 AM Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 11:22 AM Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@arm.com> wrote:
>
> > >       case F_SETFD:
> > >               err = 0;
> > >               set_close_on_exec(fd, arg & FD_CLOEXEC);
> > > +             if (arg & FD_32BIT_MODE)
> > > +                     filp->f_mode |= FMODE_32BITHASH;
> > > +             else
> > > +                     filp->f_mode &= ~FMODE_32BITHASH;
> >
> > This seems inconsistent?  F_SETFD is for setting flags on a file
> > descriptor.  Won't setting a flag on filp here instead cause the
> > behaviour to change for all file descriptors across the system that are
> > open on this struct file?  Compare set_close_on_exec().
> >
> > I don't see any discussion on whether this should be an F_SETFL or an
> > F_SETFD, though I see F_SETFD was Ted's suggestion originally.
>
> I cannot honestly say I know the semantic difference.
>
> I would ask the QEMU people how a user program would expect
> the flag to behave.

I agree it should either use F_SETFD to set a bit in the fdtable structure
like set_close_on_exec() or it should use F_SETFL to set a bit in
filp->f_mode.

It appears the reason FMODE_32BITHASH is part of  filp->f_mode
is that the only user today is nfsd, which does not have a file
descriptor but only has a struct file. Similarly, the only code that
understands the difference (ext4_readdir()) has no reference to
the file descriptor.

If this becomes an O_DIR32BITHASH flag for F_SETFL,
I suppose it should also be supported by openat2().

       Arnd

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-18  9:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-12 22:06 Linus Walleij
2020-10-13  0:08 ` Eric Blake
2020-10-13  9:22 ` Dave Martin
2020-11-17 23:38   ` Linus Walleij
2020-11-18  9:00     ` Arnd Bergmann [this message]
2021-11-15 10:56     ` Peter Maydell

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