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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] ecryptfs: Improve metatdata read failure logging
On 2012-01-12 17:45:04, Tim Gardner wrote:
> On 01/12/2012 01:00 PM, Tyler Hicks wrote:
> >On 2012-01-11 18:00:41, Tim Gardner wrote:
> >>There are 3 read failure cases in ecryptfs_read_metadata(), but only 2
> >>of them are uniquely noted by kernel log messages. This patch
> >>identifies and logs each read failure case. It also correctly interprets
> >>a negative return value from ecryptfs_read_lower().
> >
> >I'm not sure that the negative return value was incorrectly interpreted.
> >See below.
> >
> >>
> >>Removes unnecessary variable initialization.
> >>
> >>Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> >>Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> >>Cc: Tyler Hicks<tyler.hicks@canonical.com>
> >>Signed-off-by: Tim Gardner<tim.gardner@canonical.com>
> >>---
> >> fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c | 17 +++++++++++------
> >> 1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> >>
> >>diff --git a/fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c b/fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c
> >>index d3c8776..ac063bd 100644
> >>--- a/fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c
> >>+++ b/fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c
> >>@@ -1590,8 +1590,8 @@ int ecryptfs_read_and_validate_xattr_region(struct dentry *dentry,
> >> */
> >> int ecryptfs_read_metadata(struct dentry *ecryptfs_dentry)
> >> {
> >>- int rc = 0;
> >>- char *page_virt = NULL;
> >>+ int rc;
> >>+ char *page_virt;
> >> struct inode *ecryptfs_inode = ecryptfs_dentry->d_inode;
> >> struct ecryptfs_crypt_stat *crypt_stat =
> >> &ecryptfs_inode_to_private(ecryptfs_inode)->crypt_stat;
> >>@@ -1611,10 +1611,15 @@ int ecryptfs_read_metadata(struct dentry *ecryptfs_dentry)
> >> }
> >> rc = ecryptfs_read_lower(page_virt, 0, crypt_stat->extent_size,
> >> ecryptfs_inode);
> >>- if (rc>= 0)
> >>- rc = ecryptfs_read_headers_virt(page_virt, crypt_stat,
> >>- ecryptfs_dentry,
> >>- ECRYPTFS_VALIDATE_HEADER_SIZE);
> >>+ if (rc< 0) {
> >>+ printk(KERN_ERR "%s: Could not read %u bytes\n",
> >>+ __func__, crypt_stat->extent_size);
> >>+ goto out;
> >>+ }
> >
> >This may break things a bit for users that use the
> >ecryptfs_xattr_metadata mount option (which stores the metadata in an
> >xattr, rather than the header of the file). A failure to read the lower
> >file here doesn't matter because the metadata is likely stored in an
> >xattr, which will be found with the ecryptfs_read_xattr_region() call
> >below.
> >
> >I've never liked that ecryptfs potentially looks in both the header and
> >the xattr for metadata, but that's how it has been since the very early
> >days of eCryptfs. I've wanted to change this but there is the potential
> >to break things for users who have a mixture of files with metadata in
> >the header and in the header.
> >
> >Maybe we just go whole hog for 3.3 and only look in either the header or
> >xattr for metadata, depending on whether or not ecryptfs_xattr_metadata
> >is used?
> >
> >I could live with that, but I would definitely not want something like
> >that to go to the stable kernel. Any thoughts?
> >
> >Tyler
> >
>
> I think you're right. Given the way the metadata checks are coded I
> think its impossible to disambiguate the 2 failure scenarios.
> However, its not really relevant that we know which one failed, only
> the inode of the metadata read that _did_ fail is important.
>
> How about this much simpler patch that is also suitable for stable ?
> Tested on 3.2.

Hey Tim - Sorry for the hiccup in response time. Comments below.

>
> rtg
> --
> Tim Gardner tim.gardner@canonical.com

> From 48f75c409ddc00caec88162f53c3155196b17854 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Tim Gardner <tim.gardner@canonical.com>
> Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:31:55 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH 1/1 V2] ecryptfs: Improve metadata read failure logging
>
> Print inode on metadata read failure. The only real
> way of dealing with metadata read failures is to delete
> the underlying file system file. Having the inode
> allows one to 'find . -inum INODE`.
>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: Tyler Hicks <tyler.hicks@canonical.com>
> Signed-off-by: Tim Gardner <tim.gardner@canonical.com>
> ---
> fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c | 14 +++++++++-----
> 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c b/fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c
> index d3c8776..326d6ab 100644
> --- a/fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c
> +++ b/fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c
> @@ -1590,8 +1590,8 @@ int ecryptfs_read_and_validate_xattr_region(struct dentry *dentry,
> */
> int ecryptfs_read_metadata(struct dentry *ecryptfs_dentry)
> {
> - int rc = 0;
> - char *page_virt = NULL;
> + int rc;
> + char *page_virt;

I doubt there is any issue with not initializing these variables in
the older, stable kernel releases, but I don't want to take the time to
verify that.

So, would you mind if I split this variable initialization part into a
separate patch not for stable? I can handle that on my end, if that's
alright with you.

The printk's below are safe and stable-worthy, IMO, because end-users
should really benefit from the changes.

Tyler

> struct inode *ecryptfs_inode = ecryptfs_dentry->d_inode;
> struct ecryptfs_crypt_stat *crypt_stat =
> &ecryptfs_inode_to_private(ecryptfs_inode)->crypt_stat;
> @@ -1616,11 +1616,13 @@ int ecryptfs_read_metadata(struct dentry *ecryptfs_dentry)
> ecryptfs_dentry,
> ECRYPTFS_VALIDATE_HEADER_SIZE);
> if (rc) {
> + /* metadata is not in the file header, so try xattrs */
> memset(page_virt, 0, PAGE_CACHE_SIZE);
> rc = ecryptfs_read_xattr_region(page_virt, ecryptfs_inode);
> if (rc) {
> printk(KERN_DEBUG "Valid eCryptfs headers not found in "
> - "file header region or xattr region\n");
> + "file header region or xattr region, inode %lu\n",
> + ecryptfs_inode->i_ino);
> rc = -EINVAL;
> goto out;
> }
> @@ -1629,7 +1631,8 @@ int ecryptfs_read_metadata(struct dentry *ecryptfs_dentry)
> ECRYPTFS_DONT_VALIDATE_HEADER_SIZE);
> if (rc) {
> printk(KERN_DEBUG "Valid eCryptfs headers not found in "
> - "file xattr region either\n");
> + "file xattr region either, inode %lu\n",
> + ecryptfs_inode->i_ino);
> rc = -EINVAL;
> }
> if (crypt_stat->mount_crypt_stat->flags
> @@ -1640,7 +1643,8 @@ int ecryptfs_read_metadata(struct dentry *ecryptfs_dentry)
> "crypto metadata only in the extended attribute "
> "region, but eCryptfs was mounted without "
> "xattr support enabled. eCryptfs will not treat "
> - "this like an encrypted file.\n");
> + "this like an encrypted file, inode %lu\n",
> + ecryptfs_inode->i_ino);
> rc = -EINVAL;
> }
> }
> --
> 1.7.8.3
>

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