Commit c1892c37 authored by Miklos Szeredi's avatar Miklos Szeredi

vfs: fix deadlock in file_remove_privs() on overlayfs

file_remove_privs() is called with inode lock on file_inode(), which
proceeds to calling notify_change() on file->f_path.dentry.  Which triggers
the WARN_ON_ONCE(!inode_is_locked(inode)) in addition to deadlocking later
when ovl_setattr tries to lock the underlying inode again.

Fix this mess by not mixing the layers, but doing everything on underlying
Signed-off-by: default avatarMiklos Szeredi <>
Fixes: 07a2daab ("ovl: Copy up underlying inode's ->i_mode to overlay inode")
Cc: <>
parent 523d939e
......@@ -1740,8 +1740,8 @@ static int __remove_privs(struct dentry *dentry, int kill)
int file_remove_privs(struct file *file)
struct dentry *dentry = file->f_path.dentry;
struct inode *inode = d_inode(dentry);
struct dentry *dentry = file_dentry(file);
struct inode *inode = file_inode(file);
int kill;
int error = 0;
......@@ -1749,7 +1749,7 @@ int file_remove_privs(struct file *file)
if (IS_NOSEC(inode))
return 0;
kill = file_needs_remove_privs(file);
kill = dentry_needs_remove_privs(dentry);
if (kill < 0)
return kill;
if (kill)
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