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SubjectRe: iov_iter_pipe warning.
On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 04:02:14PM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:

> > Note that one of the bugs there applies to normal read() as well - if you
> > are reading from a hole in file into an array with a read-only page in
> > the middle, you want a short read.
>
> And there's another WTF? moment.....
>
> How do we get a read only page in the middle of an array of pages
> we've been told to write data into? And why isn't that a bug in the
> code that supplied us with those pages?

Sorry, I'd been unclear - I'm talking about read(2) or readv(2) called by
userland with a read-only piece in the middle of a (user-supplied) buffer.
Either due to mprotect() or simply with one of the iovecs passed to readv(2)
having ->iov_base set to some read-only area.

It may be a bug in userland code, but when handling that error is as trivial
as "don't assume iov_iter_zero(to, n) will return n, use the actual return
value", resorting to "the userland code was probably buggy and it's O_DIRECT,
so we can do whatever we want" looks wrong.

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