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Date:   Mon, 22 Feb 2021 11:00:53 +0800
From:   Nicolas Boichat <drinkcat@...omium.org>
To:     Luis Henriques <lhenriques@...e.de>
Cc:     Amir Goldstein <amir73il@...il.com>,
        Jeff Layton <jlayton@...nel.org>,
        Steve French <sfrench@...ba.org>,
        Miklos Szeredi <miklos@...redi.hu>,
        Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@...merspace.com>,
        Anna Schumaker <anna.schumaker@...app.com>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>,
        Dave Chinner <dchinner@...hat.com>,
        Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Ian Lance Taylor <iant@...gle.com>,
        Luis Lozano <llozano@...omium.org>,
        Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>,
        Olga Kornievskaia <aglo@...ch.edu>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
        ceph-devel@...r.kernel.org, lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-cifs@...r.kernel.org, samba-technical@...ts.samba.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-nfs@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7] vfs: fix copy_file_range regression in cross-fs copies

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 3:57 AM Luis Henriques <lhenriques@...e.de> wrote:
>
> A regression has been reported by Nicolas Boichat, found while using the
> copy_file_range syscall to copy a tracefs file.  Before commit
> 5dae222a5ff0 ("vfs: allow copy_file_range to copy across devices") the
> kernel would return -EXDEV to userspace when trying to copy a file across
> different filesystems.  After this commit, the syscall doesn't fail anymore
> and instead returns zero (zero bytes copied), as this file's content is
> generated on-the-fly and thus reports a size of zero.
>
> This patch restores some cross-filesystem copy restrictions that existed
> prior to commit 5dae222a5ff0 ("vfs: allow copy_file_range to copy across
> devices").  Filesystems are still allowed to fall-back to the VFS
> generic_copy_file_range() implementation, but that has now to be done
> explicitly.
>
> nfsd is also modified to fall-back into generic_copy_file_range() in case
> vfs_copy_file_range() fails with -EOPNOTSUPP or -EXDEV.
>
> Fixes: 5dae222a5ff0 ("vfs: allow copy_file_range to copy across devices")
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/20210212044405.4120619-1-drinkcat@chromium.org/
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/CANMq1KDZuxir2LM5jOTm0xx+BnvW=ZmpsG47CyHFJwnw7zSX6Q@mail.gmail.com/
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-fsdevel/20210126135012.1.If45b7cdc3ff707bc1efa17f5366057d60603c45f@changeid/
> Reported-by: Nicolas Boichat <drinkcat@...omium.org>

Tested-by: Nicolas Boichat <drinkcat@...omium.org>

> Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <lhenriques@...e.de>
> ---
> Changes since v6
> - restored i_sb checks for the clone operation
> Changes since v5
> - check if ->copy_file_range is NULL before calling it
> Changes since v4
> - nfsd falls-back to generic_copy_file_range() only *if* it gets -EOPNOTSUPP
>   or -EXDEV.
> Changes since v3
> - dropped the COPY_FILE_SPLICE flag
> - kept the f_op's checks early in generic_copy_file_checks, implementing
>   Amir's suggestions
> - modified nfsd to use generic_copy_file_range()
> Changes since v2
> - do all the required checks earlier, in generic_copy_file_checks(),
>   adding new checks for ->remap_file_range
> - new COPY_FILE_SPLICE flag
> - don't remove filesystem's fallback to generic_copy_file_range()
> - updated commit changelog (and subject)
> Changes since v1 (after Amir review)
> - restored do_copy_file_range() helper
> - return -EOPNOTSUPP if fs doesn't implement CFR
> - updated commit description
>
>  fs/nfsd/vfs.c   |  8 +++++++-
>  fs/read_write.c | 50 ++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------------------
>  2 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)
> [snip]

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