1. 09 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Al Viro's avatar
      don't put symlink bodies in pagecache into highmem · 21fc61c7
      Al Viro authored
      kmap() in page_follow_link_light() needed to go - allowing to hold
      an arbitrary number of kmaps for long is a great way to deadlocking
      the system.
      
      new helper (inode_nohighmem(inode)) needs to be used for pagecache
      symlinks inodes; done for all in-tree cases.  page_follow_link_light()
      instrumented to yell about anything missed.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      21fc61c7
  2. 07 Aug, 2015 1 commit
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  7. 13 Mar, 2014 1 commit
    • Theodore Ts'o's avatar
      fs: push sync_filesystem() down to the file system's remount_fs() · 02b9984d
      Theodore Ts'o authored
      Previously, the no-op "mount -o mount /dev/xxx" operation when the
      file system is already mounted read-write causes an implied,
      unconditional syncfs().  This seems pretty stupid, and it's certainly
      documented or guaraunteed to do this, nor is it particularly useful,
      except in the case where the file system was mounted rw and is getting
      remounted read-only.
      
      However, it's possible that there might be some file systems that are
      actually depending on this behavior.  In most file systems, it's
      probably fine to only call sync_filesystem() when transitioning from
      read-write to read-only, and there are some file systems where this is
      not needed at all (for example, for a pseudo-filesystem or something
      like romfs).
      Signed-off-by: default avatar"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
      Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
      Cc: Artem Bityutskiy <dedekind1@gmail.com>
      Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
      Cc: Evgeniy Dushistov <dushistov@mail.ru>
      Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
      Cc: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp>
      Cc: Anders Larsen <al@alarsen.net>
      Cc: Phillip Lougher <phillip@squashfs.org.uk>
      Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
      Cc: Mikulas Patocka <mikulas@artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>
      Cc: Petr Vandrovec <petr@vandrovec.name>
      Cc: xfs@oss.sgi.com
      Cc: linux-btrfs@vger.kernel.org
      Cc: linux-cifs@vger.kernel.org
      Cc: samba-technical@lists.samba.org
      Cc: codalist@coda.cs.cmu.edu
      Cc: linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org
      Cc: linux-f2fs-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
      Cc: fuse-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
      Cc: cluster-devel@redhat.com
      Cc: linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
      Cc: jfs-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net
      Cc: linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org
      Cc: linux-nilfs@vger.kernel.org
      Cc: linux-ntfs-dev@lists.sourceforge.net
      Cc: ocfs2-devel@oss.oracle.com
      Cc: reiserfs-devel@vger.kernel.org
      02b9984d
  8. 29 Jun, 2013 1 commit
  9. 13 Mar, 2013 1 commit
    • Eric W. Biederman's avatar
      fs: Readd the fs module aliases. · fa7614dd
      Eric W. Biederman authored
      I had assumed that the only use of module aliases for filesystems
      prior to "fs: Limit sys_mount to only request filesystem modules."
      was in request_module.  It turns out I was wrong.  At least mkinitcpio
      in Arch linux uses these aliases.
      
      So readd the preexising aliases, to keep from breaking userspace.
      
      Userspace eventually will have to follow and use the same aliases the
      kernel does.  So at some point we may be delete these aliases without
      problems.  However that day is not today.
      Signed-off-by: default avatar"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
      fa7614dd
  10. 04 Mar, 2013 1 commit
    • Eric W. Biederman's avatar
      fs: Limit sys_mount to only request filesystem modules. · 7f78e035
      Eric W. Biederman authored
      Modify the request_module to prefix the file system type with "fs-"
      and add aliases to all of the filesystems that can be built as modules
      to match.
      
      A common practice is to build all of the kernel code and leave code
      that is not commonly needed as modules, with the result that many
      users are exposed to any bug anywhere in the kernel.
      
      Looking for filesystems with a fs- prefix limits the pool of possible
      modules that can be loaded by mount to just filesystems trivially
      making things safer with no real cost.
      
      Using aliases means user space can control the policy of which
      filesystem modules are auto-loaded by editing /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
      with blacklist and alias directives.  Allowing simple, safe,
      well understood work-arounds to known problematic software.
      
      This also addresses a rare but unfortunate problem where the filesystem
      name is not the same as it's module name and module auto-loading
      would not work.  While writing this patch I saw a handful of such
      cases.  The most significant being autofs that lives in the module
      autofs4.
      
      This is relevant to user namespaces because we can reach the request
      module in get_fs_type() without having any special permissions, and
      people get uncomfortable when a user specified string (in this case
      the filesystem type) goes all of the way to request_module.
      
      After having looked at this issue I don't think there is any
      particular reason to perform any filtering or permission checks beyond
      making it clear in the module request that we want a filesystem
      module.  The common pattern in the kernel is to call request_module()
      without regards to the users permissions.  In general all a filesystem
      module does once loaded is call register_filesystem() and go to sleep.
      Which means there is not much attack surface exposed by loading a
      filesytem module unless the filesystem is mounted.  In a user
      namespace filesystems are not mounted unless .fs_flags = FS_USERNS_MOUNT,
      which most filesystems do not set today.
      Acked-by: default avatarSerge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@canonical.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarKees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
      Reported-by: default avatarKees Cook <keescook@google.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatar"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
      7f78e035
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    • Al Viro's avatar
      stop passing nameidata to ->lookup() · 00cd8dd3
      Al Viro authored
      Just the flags; only NFS cares even about that, but there are
      legitimate uses for such argument.  And getting rid of that
      completely would require splitting ->lookup() into a couple
      of methods (at least), so let's leave that alone for now...
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      00cd8dd3
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    • Nick Piggin's avatar
      fs: icache RCU free inodes · fa0d7e3d
      Nick Piggin authored
      RCU free the struct inode. This will allow:
      
      - Subsequent store-free path walking patch. The inode must be consulted for
        permissions when walking, so an RCU inode reference is a must.
      - sb_inode_list_lock to be moved inside i_lock because sb list walkers who want
        to take i_lock no longer need to take sb_inode_list_lock to walk the list in
        the first place. This will simplify and optimize locking.
      - Could remove some nested trylock loops in dcache code
      - Could potentially simplify things a bit in VM land. Do not need to take the
        page lock to follow page->mapping.
      
      The downsides of this is the performance cost of using RCU. In a simple
      creat/unlink microbenchmark, performance drops by about 10% due to inability to
      reuse cache-hot slab objects. As iterations increase and RCU freeing starts
      kicking over, this increases to about 20%.
      
      In cases where inode lifetimes are longer (ie. many inodes may be allocated
      during the average life span of a single inode), a lot of this cache reuse is
      not applicable, so the regression caused by this patch is smaller.
      
      The cache-hot regression could largely be avoided by using SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU,
      however this adds some complexity to list walking and store-free path walking,
      so I prefer to implement this at a later date, if it is shown to be a win in
      real situations. I haven't found a regression in any non-micro benchmark so I
      doubt it will be a problem.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarNick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>
      fa0d7e3d
  23. 29 Oct, 2010 1 commit
  24. 26 Oct, 2010 1 commit
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      fs: do not assign default i_ino in new_inode · 85fe4025
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      Instead of always assigning an increasing inode number in new_inode
      move the call to assign it into those callers that actually need it.
      For now callers that need it is estimated conservatively, that is
      the call is added to all filesystems that do not assign an i_ino
      by themselves.  For a few more filesystems we can avoid assigning
      any inode number given that they aren't user visible, and for others
      it could be done lazily when an inode number is actually needed,
      but that's left for later patches.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      85fe4025
  25. 21 Oct, 2010 1 commit
    • Arnd Bergmann's avatar
      BKL: remove BKL from freevxfs · 6d7bccc2
      Arnd Bergmann authored
      All uses of the BKL in freevxfs were the result of a pushdown into
      code that doesn't really need it. As Christoph points out, this
      is a read-only file system, which eliminates most of the races in
      readdir/lookup.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
      6d7bccc2
  26. 04 Oct, 2010 1 commit
    • Jan Blunck's avatar
      BKL: Explicitly add BKL around get_sb/fill_super · db719222
      Jan Blunck authored
      This patch is a preparation necessary to remove the BKL from do_new_mount().
      It explicitly adds calls to lock_kernel()/unlock_kernel() around
      get_sb/fill_super operations for filesystems that still uses the BKL.
      
      I've read through all the code formerly covered by the BKL inside
      do_kern_mount() and have satisfied myself that it doesn't need the BKL
      any more.
      
      do_kern_mount() is already called without the BKL when mounting the rootfs
      and in nfsctl. do_kern_mount() calls vfs_kern_mount(), which is called
      from various places without BKL: simple_pin_fs(), nfs_do_clone_mount()
      through nfs_follow_mountpoint(), afs_mntpt_do_automount() through
      afs_mntpt_follow_link(). Both later functions are actually the filesystems
      follow_link inode operation. vfs_kern_mount() is calling the specified
      get_sb function and lets the filesystem do its job by calling the given
      fill_super function.
      
      Therefore I think it is safe to push down the BKL from the VFS to the
      low-level filesystems get_sb/fill_super operation.
      
      [arnd: do not add the BKL to those file systems that already
             don't use it elsewhere]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJan Blunck <jblunck@infradead.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Cc: Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx>
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
      db719222
  27. 09 Aug, 2010 1 commit
  28. 16 Jun, 2010 1 commit
  29. 27 May, 2010 1 commit
    • jan Blunck's avatar
      fs/: do not fallback to default_llseek() when readdir() uses BKL · ca572727
      jan Blunck authored
      Do not use the fallback default_llseek() if the readdir operation of the
      filesystem still uses the big kernel lock.
      
      Since llseek() modifies
      file->f_pos of the directory directly it may need locking to not confuse
      readdir which usually uses file->f_pos directly as well
      
      Since the special characteristics of the BKL (unlocked on schedule) are
      not necessary in this case, the inode mutex can be used for locking as
      provided by generic_file_llseek().  This is only possible since all
      filesystems, except reiserfs, either use a directory as a flat file or
      with disk address offsets.  Reiserfs on the other hand uses a 32bit hash
      off the filename as the offset so generic_file_llseek() can get used as
      well since the hash is always smaller than sb->s_maxbytes (= (512 << 32) -
      blocksize).
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJan Blunck <jblunck@suse.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarJan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
      Acked-by: default avatarAnders Larsen <al@alarsen.net>
      Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      ca572727
  30. 30 Mar, 2010 1 commit
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking... · 5a0e3ad6
      Tejun Heo authored
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking implicit slab.h inclusion from percpu.h
      
      percpu.h is included by sched.h and module.h and thus ends up being
      included when building most .c files.  percpu.h includes slab.h which
      in turn includes gfp.h making everything defined by the two files
      universally available and complicating inclusion dependencies.
      
      percpu.h -> slab.h dependency is about to be removed.  Prepare for
      this change by updating users of gfp and slab facilities include those
      headers directly instead of assuming availability.  As this conversion
      needs to touch large number of source files, the following script is
      used as the basis of conversion.
      
        http://userweb.kernel.org/~tj/misc/slabh-sweep.py
      
      The script does the followings.
      
      * Scan files for gfp and slab usages and update includes such that
        only the necessary includes are there.  ie. if only gfp is used,
        gfp.h, if slab is used, slab.h.
      
      * When the script inserts a new include, it looks at the include
        blocks and try to put the new include such that its order conforms
        to its surrounding.  It's put in the include block which contains
        core kernel includes, in the same order that the rest are ordered -
        alphabetical, Christmas tree, rev-Xmas-tree or at the end if there
        doesn't seem to be any matching order.
      
      * If the script can't find a place to put a new include (mostly
        because the file doesn't have fitting include block), it prints out
        an error message indicating which .h file needs to be added to the
        file.
      
      The conversion was done in the following steps.
      
      1. The initial automatic conversion of all .c files updated slightly
         over 4000 files, deleting around 700 includes and adding ~480 gfp.h
         and ~3000 slab.h inclusions.  The script emitted errors for ~400
         files.
      
      2. Each error was manually checked.  Some didn't need the inclusion,
         some needed manual addition while adding it to implementation .h or
         embedding .c file was more appropriate for others.  This step added
         inclusions to around 150 files.
      
      3. The script was run again and the output was compared to the edits
         from #2 to make sure no file was left behind.
      
      4. Several build tests were done and a couple of problems were fixed.
         e.g. lib/decompress_*.c used malloc/free() wrappers around slab
         APIs requiring slab.h to be added manually.
      
      5. The script was run on all .h files but without automatically
         editing them as sprinkling gfp.h and slab.h inclusions around .h
         files could easily lead to inclusion dependency hell.  Most gfp.h
         inclusion directives were ignored as stuff from gfp.h was usually
         wildly available and often used in preprocessor macros.  Each
         slab.h inclusion directive was examined and added manually as
         necessary.
      
      6. percpu.h was updated not to include slab.h.
      
      7. Build test were done on the following configurations and failures
         were fixed.  CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL was turned off for all tests (as my
         distributed build env didn't work with gcov compiles) and a few
         more options had to be turned off depending on archs to make things
         build (like ipr on powerpc/64 which failed due to missing writeq).
      
         * x86 and x86_64 UP and SMP allmodconfig and a custom test config.
         * powerpc and powerpc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * sparc and sparc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * ia64 SMP allmodconfig
         * s390 SMP allmodconfig
         * alpha SMP allmodconfig
         * um on x86_64 SMP allmodconfig
      
      8. percpu.h modifications were reverted so that it could be applied as
         a separate patch and serve as bisection point.
      
      Given the fact that I had only a couple of failures from tests on step
      6, I'm fairly confident about the coverage of this conversion patch.
      If there is a breakage, it's likely to be something in one of the arch
      headers which should be easily discoverable easily on most builds of
      the specific arch.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Guess-its-ok-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
      Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
      5a0e3ad6
  31. 12 Jul, 2009 1 commit
  32. 12 Jun, 2009 1 commit
    • Christoph Hellwig's avatar
      push BKL down into ->put_super · 6cfd0148
      Christoph Hellwig authored
      Move BKL into ->put_super from the only caller.  A couple of
      filesystems had trivial enough ->put_super (only kfree and NULLing of
      s_fs_info + stuff in there) to not get any locking: coda, cramfs, efs,
      hugetlbfs, omfs, qnx4, shmem, all others got the full treatment.  Most
      of them probably don't need it, but I'd rather sort that out individually.
      Preferably after all the other BKL pushdowns in that area.
      
      [AV: original used to move lock_super() down as well; these changes are
      removed since we don't do lock_super() at all in generic_shutdown_super()
      now]
      [AV: fuse, btrfs and xfs are known to need no damn BKL, exempt]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      6cfd0148
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    • Paul Mundt's avatar
      mm: Remove slab destructors from kmem_cache_create(). · 20c2df83
      Paul Mundt authored
      Slab destructors were no longer supported after Christoph's
      c59def9f change. They've been
      BUGs for both slab and slub, and slob never supported them
      either.
      
      This rips out support for the dtor pointer from kmem_cache_create()
      completely and fixes up every single callsite in the kernel (there were
      about 224, not including the slab allocator definitions themselves,
      or the documentation references).
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
      20c2df83