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Date:	Tue, 09 Jun 2009 17:01:42 -0700
From:	<gregkh@...e.de>
To:	duaneg@...da.com, adilger@....com, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
	gregkh@...e.de, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, tytso@....edu
Cc:	<stable@...nel.org>, <stable-commits@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: patch ext4-tighten-restrictions-on-inode-flags.patch added to 2.6.27-stable tree


This is a note to let you know that we have just queued up the patch titled

    Subject: ext4: tighten restrictions on inode flags

to the 2.6.27-stable tree.  Its filename is

    ext4-tighten-restrictions-on-inode-flags.patch

A git repo of this tree can be found at 
    http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/stable-queue.git;a=summary


>From stable-bounces@...ux.kernel.org Tue Jun  2 05:12:06 2009
From: Duane Griffin <duaneg@...da.com>
Date: Tue,  2 Jun 2009 08:09:19 -0400
Subject: ext4: tighten restrictions on inode flags
To: stable@...nel.org
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>, Duane Griffin <duaneg@...da.com>
Message-ID: <1243944576-20915-7-git-send-email-tytso@....edu>


From: Duane Griffin <duaneg@...da.com>

(cherry picked from commit 2dc6b0d48ca0599837df21b14bb8393d0804af57)

At the moment there are few restrictions on which flags may be set on
which inodes.  Specifically DIRSYNC may only be set on directories and
IMMUTABLE and APPEND may not be set on links.  Tighten that to disallow
TOPDIR being set on non-directories and only NODUMP and NOATIME to be set
on non-regular file, non-directories.

Introduces a flags masking function which masks flags based on mode and
use it during inode creation and when flags are set via the ioctl to
facilitate future consistency.

Signed-off-by: Duane Griffin <duaneg@...da.com>
Acked-by: Andreas Dilger <adilger@....com>
Cc: <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...e.de>
---
 fs/ext4/ext4.h   |   17 +++++++++++++++++
 fs/ext4/ialloc.c |   14 +++++---------
 fs/ext4/ioctl.c  |    3 +--
 3 files changed, 23 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

--- a/fs/ext4/ext4.h
+++ b/fs/ext4/ext4.h
@@ -255,6 +255,23 @@ struct flex_groups {
 			   EXT4_NOCOMPR_FL | EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL |\
 			   EXT4_NOTAIL_FL | EXT4_DIRSYNC_FL)
 
+/* Flags that are appropriate for regular files (all but dir-specific ones). */
+#define EXT4_REG_FLMASK (~(EXT4_DIRSYNC_FL | EXT4_TOPDIR_FL))
+
+/* Flags that are appropriate for non-directories/regular files. */
+#define EXT4_OTHER_FLMASK (EXT4_NODUMP_FL | EXT4_NOATIME_FL)
+
+/* Mask out flags that are inappropriate for the given type of inode. */
+static inline __u32 ext4_mask_flags(umode_t mode, __u32 flags)
+{
+	if (S_ISDIR(mode))
+		return flags;
+	else if (S_ISREG(mode))
+		return flags & EXT4_REG_FLMASK;
+	else
+		return flags & EXT4_OTHER_FLMASK;
+}
+
 /*
  * Inode dynamic state flags
  */
--- a/fs/ext4/ialloc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/ialloc.c
@@ -865,16 +865,12 @@ got:
 	ei->i_disksize = 0;
 
 	/*
-	 * Don't inherit extent flag from directory. We set extent flag on
-	 * newly created directory and file only if -o extent mount option is
-	 * specified
+	 * Don't inherit extent flag from directory, amongst others. We set
+	 * extent flag on newly created directory and file only if -o extent
+	 * mount option is specified
 	 */
-	ei->i_flags = EXT4_I(dir)->i_flags & EXT4_FL_INHERITED;
-	if (S_ISLNK(mode))
-		ei->i_flags &= ~(EXT4_IMMUTABLE_FL|EXT4_APPEND_FL);
-	/* dirsync only applies to directories */
-	if (!S_ISDIR(mode))
-		ei->i_flags &= ~EXT4_DIRSYNC_FL;
+	ei->i_flags =
+		ext4_mask_flags(mode, EXT4_I(dir)->i_flags & EXT4_FL_INHERITED);
 	ei->i_file_acl = 0;
 	ei->i_dtime = 0;
 	ei->i_block_alloc_info = NULL;
--- a/fs/ext4/ioctl.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/ioctl.c
@@ -49,8 +49,7 @@ long ext4_ioctl(struct file *filp, unsig
 		if (err)
 			return err;
 
-		if (!S_ISDIR(inode->i_mode))
-			flags &= ~EXT4_DIRSYNC_FL;
+		flags = ext4_mask_flags(inode->i_mode, flags);
 
 		err = -EPERM;
 		mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);


Patches currently in stable-queue which might be from duaneg@...da.com are

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