Commit 05e16745 authored by Gu Zheng's avatar Gu Zheng Committed by Al Viro

seq_file: always update file->f_pos in seq_lseek()

This issue was first pointed out by Jiaxing Wang several months ago, but no
further comments:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/6/29/41

As we know pread() does not change f_pos, so after pread(), file->f_pos
and m->read_pos become different. And seq_lseek() does not update file->f_pos
if offset equals to m->read_pos, so after pread() and seq_lseek()(lseek to
m->read_pos), then a subsequent read may read from a wrong position, the
following program produces the problem:

    char str1[32] = { 0 };
    char str2[32] = { 0 };
    int poffset = 10;
    int count = 20;

    /*open any seq file*/
    int fd = open("/proc/modules", O_RDONLY);

    pread(fd, str1, count, poffset);
    printf("pread:%s\n", str1);

    /*seek to where m->read_pos is*/
    lseek(fd, poffset+count, SEEK_SET);

    /*supposed to read from poffset+count, but this read from position 0*/
    read(fd, str2, count);
    printf("read:%s\n", str2);

out put:
pread:
 ck_netbios_ns 12665
read:
 nf_conntrack_netbios

/proc/modules:
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns 12665 0 - Live 0xffffffffa038b000
nf_conntrack_broadcast 12589 1 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns, Live 0xffffffffa0386000

So we always update file->f_pos to offset in seq_lseek() to fix this issue.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJiaxing Wang <hello.wjx@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGu Zheng <guz.fnst@cn.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
parent c7314d74
......@@ -328,6 +328,8 @@ loff_t seq_lseek(struct file *file, loff_t offset, int whence)
m->read_pos = offset;
retval = file->f_pos = offset;
}
} else {
file->f_pos = offset;
}
}
file->f_version = m->version;
......
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