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Date:	Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:55:20 +0000
From:	Al Viro <>
To:	Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:	George Spelvin <>,
	linux-fsdevel <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	David Miller <>,
	Marcel Holtmann <>
Subject: Re: Update of file offset on write() etc. is non-atomic with I/O

On Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 12:04:11AM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> There's also a pile of crap around sockfd_lookup/sockfd_put, related
> to that.   Moreover, there's net/compat.c, which probably ought to
> have the compat syscalls themselves moved to net/socket.c (under
> ifdef CONFIG_COMPAT) and switched to sockfd_lookup_light().
> There's l2tp_tunnel_sock_lookup(), which is simply broken - it assumes
> that if tunnel->fd still resolves to a socket, that socket must
> be l2tp one.  Trivial to drive into BUG_ON(), in queue_work() callback,
> no less...  There's bluetooth, assuming that pretty much the same
> (that if it got a file descriptor that resolves to a socket, it must
> be a bluetooth one).  BTW, I wonder what will happen if one gives
> iscsi_sw_tcp_conn_bind() descriptor of a socket of sufficiently
> weird sort...
> Then there's staging/usbip with its sockfd_to_socket(), which is more or
> less parallel to sockfd_lookup().  And open-coded analogs in nbd and
> ncpfs...

OK, I've gone through most of that; bluetooth is, indeed, oopsable (as simple
as e.g.
        int sv[2];
        int fd = socket(PF_BLUETOOTH, SOCK_RAW, BTPROTO_CMTP);
        struct cmtp_connadd_req r = {};
        socketpair(PF_LOCAL, SOCK_STREAM, 0, sv);
        r.sock = sv[0];
        ioctl(fd, CMTPCONNADD, (unsigned long)&r);
and similar with BNEP) and that one is easy to fix.  l2tp I'd rather leave
for net folks to deal with - the problem there is that we stash sock *and*
descriptor number into struct l2tp_tunnel in l2tp_tunnel_create() and expect
l2tp_tunnel_sock_lookup() to find that descriptor (tunnel->fd) resolving
to nothing (if it got already closed) or to the same socket.  Unfortunately,
the caller (l2tp_tunnel_del_work()) expects to find l2tp socket in the latter
case, so having it replaced with unrelated socket will do nasty things
to that caller.  It looks rather silly, actually - the actual fuckup happens
when l2tp_tunnel_del_work() passes what has come from socket->sk to
l2tp_tunnel_sock_put(), which does
        struct l2tp_tunnel *tunnel = l2tp_sock_to_tunnel(sk);
to find the tunnel its caller already had.  Looks too convoluted for its
own good, and my first inclination would be to collapse l2tp_tunnel_sock_*
into the (only) caller, but I'm not sure if I'm not missing some subtle
race prevention in those back-and-forth lookups.  In any case, it can
lead to l2tp_sock_to_tunnel() called on a sock that has nothing to do with
l2tp, so we do have a bug there.

I've attached bluetooth fixes; this stuff is obviously better off in one of
the net trees.  Not sure if it's worth Cc:stable - up to Marcel and Davem.
These bugs are oopsable, but you need CAP_NET_ADMIN to step into those...

I think that what's in vfs.git#for-linus right now is OK to pull; it survives
all the beating I could think of.  Linus, could you pull from the usual place?

git:// for-linus

Al Viro (3):
      ocfs2 syncs the wrong range...
      sockfd_lookup_light(): switch to fdget^W^Waway from fget_light
      get rid of fget_light()

Linus Torvalds (1):
      vfs: atomic f_pos accesses as per POSIX

 fs/file.c            |   56 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
 fs/file_table.c      |    1 +
 fs/namei.c           |    2 +-
 fs/ocfs2/file.c      |    8 ++++----
 fs/open.c            |    4 ++++
 fs/read_write.c      |   40 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
 include/linux/file.h |   27 +++++++++++++++------------
 include/linux/fs.h   |    8 ++++++--
 net/socket.c         |   13 +++++++------
 9 files changed, 107 insertions(+), 52 deletions(-)

View attachment "0001-bluetooth-hidp_connection_add-unsafe-use-of-l2cap_pi.patch" of type "text/plain" (1026 bytes)

View attachment "0002-cmtp-cmtp_add_connection-should-verify-that-it-s-dea.patch" of type "text/plain" (1007 bytes)

View attachment "0003-bnep-bnep_add_connection-should-verify-that-it-s-dea.patch" of type "text/plain" (850 bytes)

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