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Date:	Fri, 29 May 2015 16:44:29 -0400
From:	Theodore Ts'o <>
To:	Dmitry Monakhov <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4 crypto: handle ENOKEY correctly

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 08:39:03PM +0400, Dmitry Monakhov wrote:
> Currently we try to hide ENOKEY inside ext4_get_encryption_info(), but
> it is not always correct. There are two class of callers ext4_get_encryption_info()
> 1) The one where we can ignore ENOKEY
>     - ext4_setup_fname_crypto()
>     - ext4_is_child_context_consistent_with_parent()
> 2) The one do care about any error because expect that ei->i_crypt_info will
>    be initalized after ext4_get_encryption_info() succeed
>    - ext4_file_mmap
>    - ext4_file_open
>    - ext4_inherit_context (key may becomes obsoleted, revoked, dead any time)
> So let's return ENOKEY from ext4_get_encryption_info() if necessery and let caller
> handle it correctly.

I don't think that's the right way to go.  We should add checks to
ext4_file_open, sure.  But the problem is that i_crypt_info can get
set to NULL after the file is succesfully opened.  So we need to
handle i_crypt_info being NULL everywhere.  So the BUG_ON() in
ext4_get_crypto_ctx() needs to be replaced with:

	if (ci == NULL)
		return ERR_PTR(-ENOKEY);

I'll also add documentation making it clear that having
ext4_get_encryption_info() returning with i_crypt_info set to NULL is
considered a successful return, and that callers like
ext4_file_mmap(), ext4_file_open(), ext4_inherit_context(),
needs to check if i_crypt_info is NULL instead.

      	       	  	       	       - Ted
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