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    Subject[34-longterm 114/196] Open with O_CREAT flag set fails to open existing files on non writable directories
    From: Sachin Prabhu <>

    This is a commit scheduled for the next v2.6.34 longterm release.
    If you see a problem with using this for longterm, please comment.

    commit 1574dff8996ab1ed92c09012f8038b5566fce313 upstream.

    An open on a NFS4 share using the O_CREAT flag on an existing file for
    which we have permissions to open but contained in a directory with no
    write permissions will fail with EACCES.

    A tcpdump shows that the client had set the open mode to UNCHECKED which
    indicates that the file should be created if it doesn't exist and
    encountering an existing flag is not an error. Since in this case the
    file exists and can be opened by the user, the NFS server is wrong in
    attempting to check create permissions on the parent directory.

    The patch adds a conditional statement to check for create permissions
    only if the file doesn't exist.

    Signed-off-by: Sachin S. Prabhu <>
    Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <>
    Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
    fs/nfsd/vfs.c | 9 ++++++++-
    1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

    diff --git a/fs/nfsd/vfs.c b/fs/nfsd/vfs.c
    index 054b50b..7de2873 100644
    --- a/fs/nfsd/vfs.c
    +++ b/fs/nfsd/vfs.c
    @@ -1387,7 +1387,7 @@ nfsd_create_v3(struct svc_rqst *rqstp, struct svc_fh *fhp,
    goto out;
    if (!(iap->ia_valid & ATTR_MODE))
    iap->ia_mode = 0;
    - err = fh_verify(rqstp, fhp, S_IFDIR, NFSD_MAY_CREATE);
    + err = fh_verify(rqstp, fhp, S_IFDIR, NFSD_MAY_EXEC);
    if (err)
    goto out;

    @@ -1409,6 +1409,13 @@ nfsd_create_v3(struct svc_rqst *rqstp, struct svc_fh *fhp,
    if (IS_ERR(dchild))
    goto out_nfserr;

    + /* If file doesn't exist, check for permissions to create one */
    + if (!dchild->d_inode) {
    + err = fh_verify(rqstp, fhp, S_IFDIR, NFSD_MAY_CREATE);
    + if (err)
    + goto out;
    + }
    err = fh_compose(resfhp, fhp->fh_export, dchild, fhp);
    if (err)
    goto out;

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