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SubjectRe: 2.6.15 Bug? New security model?
This is an xattr bug, and I'll let jeff answer it.

Hans

Sergey Vlasov wrote:

>On Wed, 8 Feb 2006 14:11:24 -0800 Chris Wright wrote:
>
>
>
>>* Bernd Schubert (bernd-schubert@gmx.de) wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Er, you mean /proc/fs/reiserfs/{partition}/on-disk-super?
>>>
>>>
>>Yup.
>>
>>
>>
>>>bernd@bathl ~>grep attrs_cleared /proc/fs/reiserfs/hda6/on-disk-super
>>>flags: 1[attrs_cleared]
>>>
>>>
>>>>2) does mount -o attrs ... make a difference?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>Yes, 2.6.13 now makes the same trouble. No difference with 2.6.15.3.
>>>I played with mount -o noattrs, this makes no difference with 2.6.13, but has
>>>some effects to 2.6.15.3. Creating files in /var/run is possible again,
>>>lsattr gives "lsattr: Inappropriate ioctl for device While reading flags
>>>on /var/run", but deleting files in /var/run is still impossible (still
>>>rather bad for the init-scripts).
>>>
>>>
>
>Is the filesystem in question old - could it be created initially in the
>reiserfs v3.5 format (used with 2.2.x kernels) and later converted to
>v3.6 (by mounting with the "conv" option)?
>
>
>
>>Yes, that's what I thought. There's still some backward logic in there.
>>noattrs vs. attrs triggers whether the code path that's patched in
>>2.6.15.3 is taken. I'll dig a bit more, but hopefully the reiserfs folks
>>can fix this for us.
>>
>>
>
>Here is a simple test case which reproduces the problem with a
>filesystem converted from v3.5:
>
># dd if=/dev/zero of=tmp.img bs=1M count=100
># mkreiserfs --format 3.5 -f tmp.img
># mount -t reiserfs -o loop,conv tmp.img /mnt/disk/
># umount /mnt/disk/
># reiserfsck --clean-attributes tmp.img
># mount -t reiserfs -o loop tmp.img /mnt/disk/
>
>At this point, I get obviously wrong attributes on /mnt/disk:
>
># lsattr -d /mnt/disk/
>-----a--c---- /mnt/disk/
>
>BTW, this breaks even with kernels earlier than 2.6.15.2, if you also
>add the "attrs" options to the last mount command.
>
>Apparently the reiserfs attrs code has been broken for such converted
>filesystems for some time, but it could be enabled only with the "attrs"
>option, so people were not hitting this. However, the following patch:
>
>http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=2949ccf9379678df66ecf2ca70ed4656159eacdd
>
>changed the logic to enable the "attrs" option on all filesystems which
>have the reiserfs_attrs_cleared flag. But that patch was broken - it
>did not really set the option properly, so the attrs-related breakage
>did not became visible until yet another patch:
>
>http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=d35c602870ece3166cff3d25fbc687a7f707acf3
>
>which later made into 2.6.15.2, and caused problems for some people.
>
>I have noticed that fs/reiserfs/inode.c:init_inode() does not initialize
>REISERFS_I(inode)->i_attrs and inode->i_flags (as done by
>sd_attrs_to_i_attrs()) in the branch for v1 stat data; maybe this causes
>the problem?
>
>

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