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SubjectRe: [patch-2.4.0-test12-pre6] truncate(2) permissions

On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> >
> > This patch combines your previous patch with 2 changes I have just
> > suggested. Both changes are obvious (and correct).
> Why remove the EROFS test?

Tigran has a point - permission() does

if ((mask & S_IWOTH) && IS_RDONLY(inode) &&
(S_ISREG(mode) || S_ISDIR(mode) || S_ISLNK(mode)))
return -EROFS; /* Nobody gets write access to a read-only fs */

so do_sys_truncate() has no chance in hell to trigger its own check for
IS_RDONLY() - we have

if (!S_ISREG(inode->i_mode))
goto dput_and_out;

error = permission(inode,MAY_WRITE);
if (error)
goto dput_and_out;

error = -EROFS;
if (IS_RDONLY(inode))
goto dput_and_out;

there, so if it's not a regular file we die before the call of permission(),
if it is and fs is readonly - we get -EROFS from permission() and die
there. In either case we don't get to the IS_RDONLY() check...

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