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Date:	Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:06:36 -0600
From:	Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>
To:	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
CC:	Ext4 Developers List <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext2,ext3,ext4: don't inherit APPEND_FL or IMMUTABLE_FL
 for new inodes

On 8/13/11 9:28 PM, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> This doesn't make much sense, and it exposes a bug in the kernel where
> attempts to create a new file in an append-only directory using
> O_CREAT will fail (but still leave a zero-length file).  This was
> discovered when xfstests #79 was generalized so it could run on all
> file systems.

Curious about the status of this one; I think it makes sense to me, but
I don't think it ever made it upstream?  I'd be willing to give it a:

Reviewed-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>

Are there concerns about it or did it just slip through the cracks?


> Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
> ---
>  fs/ext4/ext4.h          |    3 +--
>  include/linux/ext2_fs.h |    4 ++--
>  include/linux/ext3_fs.h |    4 ++--
>  3 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/ext4.h b/fs/ext4/ext4.h
> index e717dfd..be593d5 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/ext4.h
> +++ b/fs/ext4/ext4.h
> @@ -357,8 +357,7 @@ struct flex_groups {
>  
>  /* Flags that should be inherited by new inodes from their parent. */
>  #define EXT4_FL_INHERITED (EXT4_SECRM_FL | EXT4_UNRM_FL | EXT4_COMPR_FL |\
> -			   EXT4_SYNC_FL | EXT4_IMMUTABLE_FL | EXT4_APPEND_FL |\
> -			   EXT4_NODUMP_FL | EXT4_NOATIME_FL |\
> +			   EXT4_SYNC_FL | EXT4_NODUMP_FL | EXT4_NOATIME_FL |\
>  			   EXT4_NOCOMPR_FL | EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL |\
>  			   EXT4_NOTAIL_FL | EXT4_DIRSYNC_FL)
>  
> diff --git a/include/linux/ext2_fs.h b/include/linux/ext2_fs.h
> index 53792bf..ce1b719 100644
> --- a/include/linux/ext2_fs.h
> +++ b/include/linux/ext2_fs.h
> @@ -197,8 +197,8 @@ struct ext2_group_desc
>  
>  /* Flags that should be inherited by new inodes from their parent. */
>  #define EXT2_FL_INHERITED (EXT2_SECRM_FL | EXT2_UNRM_FL | EXT2_COMPR_FL |\
> -			   EXT2_SYNC_FL | EXT2_IMMUTABLE_FL | EXT2_APPEND_FL |\
> -			   EXT2_NODUMP_FL | EXT2_NOATIME_FL | EXT2_COMPRBLK_FL|\
> +			   EXT2_SYNC_FL | EXT2_NODUMP_FL |\
> +			   EXT2_NOATIME_FL | EXT2_COMPRBLK_FL |\
>  			   EXT2_NOCOMP_FL | EXT2_JOURNAL_DATA_FL |\
>  			   EXT2_NOTAIL_FL | EXT2_DIRSYNC_FL)
>  
> diff --git a/include/linux/ext3_fs.h b/include/linux/ext3_fs.h
> index 67a803a..0244611 100644
> --- a/include/linux/ext3_fs.h
> +++ b/include/linux/ext3_fs.h
> @@ -180,8 +180,8 @@ struct ext3_group_desc
>  
>  /* Flags that should be inherited by new inodes from their parent. */
>  #define EXT3_FL_INHERITED (EXT3_SECRM_FL | EXT3_UNRM_FL | EXT3_COMPR_FL |\
> -			   EXT3_SYNC_FL | EXT3_IMMUTABLE_FL | EXT3_APPEND_FL |\
> -			   EXT3_NODUMP_FL | EXT3_NOATIME_FL | EXT3_COMPRBLK_FL|\
> +			   EXT3_SYNC_FL | EXT3_NODUMP_FL |\
> +			   EXT3_NOATIME_FL | EXT3_COMPRBLK_FL |\
>  			   EXT3_NOCOMPR_FL | EXT3_JOURNAL_DATA_FL |\
>  			   EXT3_NOTAIL_FL | EXT3_DIRSYNC_FL)
>  

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