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SubjectRe: Linux 3.18.111
On Mon, Jul 02, 2018 at 10:01:25PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 9:43 PM Seung-Woo Kim <sw0312.kim@samsung.com> wrote:
> >
> > I think the commit itself is required. Simple, but not reliable,
> > workaround fix is like below:
> >
> > diff --git a/fs/dcache.c b/fs/dcache.c
> > index a34d401..7c751f2 100644
> > --- a/fs/dcache.c
> > +++ b/fs/dcache.c
> > @@ -1879,6 +1879,8 @@ void d_instantiate_new(struct dentry *entry,
> > struct inode *inode)
> > BUG_ON(!hlist_unhashed(&entry->d_u.d_alias));
> > BUG_ON(!inode);
> > lockdep_annotate_inode_mutex_key(inode);
> > + /* WORKAROUND for calling security_d_instantiate() */
> > + entry->d_inode = inode;
> > security_d_instantiate(entry, inode);
> > spin_lock(&inode->i_lock);
> > __d_instantiate(entry, inode);
>
> Ugh. That looks horrible even if it might avoid the oops.
>
> I think a much better solution is to back-port commit b296821a7c42
> ("xattr_handler: pass dentry and inode as separate arguments of
> ->get()") to older kernels. Then the inode is passed down all the way,
> and you don't have people try to get it from the (not yet initialized)
> dentry.
>
> But there might be other parts missing too, and I didn't look at how
> easy/painful that backport would be.
>
> Al - comments? This is all because of commit 1e2e547a93a0 ("do
> d_instantiate/unlock_new_inode combinations safely") being marked for
> stable, and various cases of security_d_instantiate() calling down to
> getxattr. Which used to not get the inode at all, so those older
> kernels use d_inode(dentry), which doesn't work in this path since
> dentry->d_inode hasn't been instantiated yet..

You also want b96809173e94 and ce23e6401334 there...

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