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From: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
To: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>, Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>,
	Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@redhat.com>,
	Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel@6wind.com>,
	Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>,
	Lennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>,
	Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net>,
	LSM <linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: file metadata via fs API (was: [GIT PULL] Filesystem Information)
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:36:32 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJfpegvAVOYg03q7n24d6faX33rd16WWi5+LLDdfwj_gRYaJLQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200811143107.GI1236603@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>

On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 4:31 PM Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 04:22:19PM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 4:08 PM Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 03:54:19PM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Aug 05, 2020 at 10:24:23AM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 4:36 PM Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > I think we already lost that with the xattr API, that should have been
> > > > > > done in a way that fits this philosophy.  But given that we  have "/"
> > > > > > as the only special purpose char in filenames, and even repetitions
> > > > > > are allowed, it's hard to think of a good way to do that.  Pity.
> > > > >
> > > > > One way this could be solved is to allow opting into an alternative
> > > > > path resolution mode.
> > > > >
> > > > > E.g.
> > > > >   openat(AT_FDCWD, "foo/bar//mnt/info", O_RDONLY | O_ALT);
> > > >
> > > > Proof of concept patch and test program below.
> > > >
> > > > Opted for triple slash in the hope that just maybe we could add a global
> > > > /proc/sys/fs/resolve_alt knob to optionally turn on alternative (non-POSIX) path
> > > > resolution without breaking too many things.  Will try that later...
> > > >
> > > > Comments?
> > >
> > > Hell, NO.  This is unspeakably tasteless.  And full of lovely corner cases wrt
> > > symlink bodies, etc.
> >
> > It's disabled inside symlink body resolution.
> >
> > Rules are simple:
> >
> >  - strip off trailing part after first instance of ///
> >  - perform path lookup as normal
> >  - resolve meta path after /// on result of normal lookup
>
> ... and interpolation of relative symlink body into the pathname does change
> behaviour now, *including* the cases when said symlink body does not contain
> that triple-X^Hslash garbage.  Wonderful...

Can you please explain?

Thanks,
Miklos

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-08-11 14:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 89+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-03 15:27 [GIT PULL] Mount notifications David Howells
2020-08-03 15:49 ` [GIT PULL] Filesystem Information David Howells
2020-08-03 16:42   ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-04  2:15     ` Ian Kent
2020-08-04 14:36       ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-05  1:33         ` Ian Kent
2020-08-05  8:00           ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-05 11:13             ` Ian Kent
2020-08-05  8:24         ` file metadata via fs API (was: [GIT PULL] Filesystem Information) Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-11 13:54           ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-11 14:08             ` Al Viro
2020-08-11 14:22               ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-11 14:31                 ` Al Viro
     [not found]                   ` <CAAgocE07=vVKpQhG+rjEGO=NEBKZ02gjg4TRPxECAc+RKrzn=Q@mail.gmail.com>
2020-08-11 14:36                     ` Al Viro
2020-08-11 14:36                   ` Miklos Szeredi [this message]
2020-08-11 14:42                     ` Al Viro
2020-08-11 14:47                       ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-11 15:20             ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-11 15:30               ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-11 16:05                 ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-11 18:49                   ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-11 19:31                     ` Lennart Poettering
2020-08-11 19:50                       ` Christian Brauner
2020-08-11 19:39                   ` Christian Brauner
2020-08-12  0:53                     ` Ian Kent
2020-08-11 15:39               ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-08-11 16:17                 ` Casey Schaufler
2020-08-11 16:30                   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-11 20:28                   ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-11 20:36                     ` Jann Horn
2020-08-11 20:56                       ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-11 21:17                         ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-08-11 21:18                         ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-12  7:23                           ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12 14:39                             ` Al Viro
2020-08-12 14:46                               ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12 15:08                                 ` Al Viro
2020-08-12 15:13                                   ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12 16:33                                     ` Al Viro
2020-08-12 17:16                                       ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12 17:39                                         ` Al Viro
2020-08-12 18:33                                           ` Al Viro
2020-08-12 21:30                                             ` Al Viro
2020-08-18  9:41                                               ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-18  9:30                                             ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12 15:22                                   ` David Howells
2020-08-11 21:20                     ` Al Viro
2020-08-11 21:35                     ` Casey Schaufler
2020-08-11 16:05               ` Al Viro
2020-08-11 16:09                 ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-11 16:39                   ` Al Viro
2020-08-12 10:14               ` Karel Zak
2020-08-12 13:09                 ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12 13:33                 ` David Howells
2020-08-12 13:54                   ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12  0:05             ` David Howells
2020-08-12  7:55               ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12  8:29               ` David Howells
2020-08-12  8:37                 ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12  9:43                   ` file metadata via fs API Steven Whitehouse
2020-08-12 10:04                     ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12 11:28                       ` Karel Zak
2020-08-12 12:43                         ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-13  8:52                           ` Karel Zak
2020-08-12 13:06                         ` David Howells
2020-08-13  1:01                           ` Ian Kent
2020-08-12 18:18               ` file metadata via fs API (was: [GIT PULL] Filesystem Information) Linus Torvalds
2020-08-12 19:34                 ` file metadata via fs API Steven Whitehouse
2020-08-12 19:50                   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-13  3:44                     ` Ian Kent
2020-08-13 10:36                     ` Karel Zak
2020-08-14  7:58                     ` Lennart Poettering
2020-08-17 11:32                     ` Steven Whitehouse
2020-08-17 17:15                       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-17 22:44                         ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-18 12:50                           ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-18 18:51                             ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-18 20:18                               ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-18 20:53                                 ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-21 13:17                                   ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-19  2:29                               ` Al Viro
2020-08-13  3:53                 ` file metadata via fs API (was: [GIT PULL] Filesystem Information) Jeffrey E Altman
2020-08-14 17:05                   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-18 15:01                     ` Jeffrey E Altman
2020-08-14  8:06                 ` Lennart Poettering
2020-08-12 13:54             ` David Howells
2020-08-12 14:10               ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-08-12 14:23               ` David Howells
2020-08-03 22:48 ` [GIT PULL] Mount notifications Ian Kent

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