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Subject[PATCH V9 3/4] fuse: Introduce synchronous read and write for passthrough
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All the read and write operations performed on fuse_files which have the
passthrough feature enabled are forwarded to the associated lower file
system file via VFS.

Sending the request directly to the lower file system avoids the userspace
round-trip that, because of possible context switches and additional
operations might reduce the overall performance, especially in those cases
where caching doesn't help, for example in reads at random offsets.

Verifying if a fuse_file has a lower file system file associated for
passthrough can be done by checking the validity of its passthrough_filp
pointer. This pointer is not NULL only if passthrough has been successfully
enabled via the appropriate ioctl().
When a read/write operation is requested for a FUSE file with passthrough
enabled, a new equivalent VFS request is generated, which instead targets
the lower file system file.
The VFS layer performs additional checks that allows for safer operations,
but may cause the operation to fail if the process accessing the FUSE file
system does not have access to the lower file system. This often happens in
passthrough file systems, where the FUSE daemon is responsible for the
enforcement of the lower file system access policies. In order to preserve
this behavior, the current process accessing the FUSE file with passthrough
enabled receives the privileges of the FUSE daemon while performing the
read/write operation, emulating a behavior used in overlayfs. These
privileges will be reverted as soon as the IO operation completes. This
feature does not provide any higher security privileges to those processes
accessing the FUSE file system with passthrough enabled. This because it is
still the FUSE daemon responsible for enabling or not the passthrough
feature at file open time, and should enable the feature only after
appropriate access policy checks.

This change only implements synchronous requests in passthrough, returning
an error in the case of ansynchronous operations, yet covering the majority
of the use cases.

Signed-off-by: Alessio Balsini <balsini@android.com>
---
fs/fuse/file.c | 8 +++-
fs/fuse/fuse_i.h | 2 +
fs/fuse/passthrough.c | 93 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
3 files changed, 101 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/fuse/file.c b/fs/fuse/file.c
index 6c0ec742ce74..c3289ff0cd33 100644
--- a/fs/fuse/file.c
+++ b/fs/fuse/file.c
@@ -1552,7 +1552,9 @@ static ssize_t fuse_file_read_iter(struct kiocb *iocb, struct iov_iter *to)
if (is_bad_inode(file_inode(file)))
return -EIO;

- if (!(ff->open_flags & FOPEN_DIRECT_IO))
+ if (ff->passthrough_filp)
+ return fuse_passthrough_read_iter(iocb, to);
+ else if (!(ff->open_flags & FOPEN_DIRECT_IO))
return fuse_cache_read_iter(iocb, to);
else
return fuse_direct_read_iter(iocb, to);
@@ -1566,7 +1568,9 @@ static ssize_t fuse_file_write_iter(struct kiocb *iocb, struct iov_iter *from)
if (is_bad_inode(file_inode(file)))
return -EIO;

- if (!(ff->open_flags & FOPEN_DIRECT_IO))
+ if (ff->passthrough_filp)
+ return fuse_passthrough_write_iter(iocb, from);
+ else if (!(ff->open_flags & FOPEN_DIRECT_IO))
return fuse_cache_write_iter(iocb, from);
else
return fuse_direct_write_iter(iocb, from);
diff --git a/fs/fuse/fuse_i.h b/fs/fuse/fuse_i.h
index 67bf5919f8d6..b0764ca4c4fd 100644
--- a/fs/fuse/fuse_i.h
+++ b/fs/fuse/fuse_i.h
@@ -1109,5 +1109,7 @@ void fuse_free_conn(struct fuse_conn *fc);

int fuse_passthrough_setup(struct fuse_req *req, unsigned int fd);
void fuse_passthrough_release(struct fuse_file *ff);
+ssize_t fuse_passthrough_read_iter(struct kiocb *iocb, struct iov_iter *to);
+ssize_t fuse_passthrough_write_iter(struct kiocb *iocb, struct iov_iter *from);

#endif /* _FS_FUSE_I_H */
diff --git a/fs/fuse/passthrough.c b/fs/fuse/passthrough.c
index 86ab4eafa7bf..f70c0ef6945b 100644
--- a/fs/fuse/passthrough.c
+++ b/fs/fuse/passthrough.c
@@ -2,6 +2,99 @@

#include "fuse_i.h"

+#include <linux/uio.h>
+
+static void fuse_copyattr(struct file *dst_file, struct file *src_file)
+{
+ struct inode *dst = file_inode(dst_file);
+ struct inode *src = file_inode(src_file);
+
+ i_size_write(dst, i_size_read(src));
+}
+
+static rwf_t iocbflags_to_rwf(int ifl)
+{
+ rwf_t flags = 0;
+
+ if (ifl & IOCB_APPEND)
+ flags |= RWF_APPEND;
+ if (ifl & IOCB_DSYNC)
+ flags |= RWF_DSYNC;
+ if (ifl & IOCB_HIPRI)
+ flags |= RWF_HIPRI;
+ if (ifl & IOCB_NOWAIT)
+ flags |= RWF_NOWAIT;
+ if (ifl & IOCB_SYNC)
+ flags |= RWF_SYNC;
+
+ return flags;
+}
+
+static const struct cred *
+fuse_passthrough_override_creds(const struct file *fuse_filp)
+{
+ struct inode *fuse_inode = file_inode(fuse_filp);
+ struct fuse_conn *fc = fuse_inode->i_sb->s_fs_info;
+
+ return override_creds(fc->creator_cred);
+}
+
+ssize_t fuse_passthrough_read_iter(struct kiocb *iocb_fuse,
+ struct iov_iter *iter)
+{
+ ssize_t ret;
+ const struct cred *old_cred;
+ struct file *fuse_filp = iocb_fuse->ki_filp;
+ struct fuse_file *ff = fuse_filp->private_data;
+ struct file *passthrough_filp = ff->passthrough_filp;
+
+ if (!iov_iter_count(iter))
+ return 0;
+
+ old_cred = fuse_passthrough_override_creds(fuse_filp);
+ if (is_sync_kiocb(iocb_fuse)) {
+ ret = vfs_iter_read(passthrough_filp, iter, &iocb_fuse->ki_pos,
+ iocbflags_to_rwf(iocb_fuse->ki_flags));
+ } else {
+ ret = -EIO;
+ }
+ revert_creds(old_cred);
+
+ return ret;
+}
+
+ssize_t fuse_passthrough_write_iter(struct kiocb *iocb_fuse,
+ struct iov_iter *iter)
+{
+ ssize_t ret;
+ const struct cred *old_cred;
+ struct file *fuse_filp = iocb_fuse->ki_filp;
+ struct fuse_file *ff = fuse_filp->private_data;
+ struct inode *fuse_inode = file_inode(fuse_filp);
+ struct file *passthrough_filp = ff->passthrough_filp;
+
+ if (!iov_iter_count(iter))
+ return 0;
+
+ inode_lock(fuse_inode);
+
+ old_cred = fuse_passthrough_override_creds(fuse_filp);
+ if (is_sync_kiocb(iocb_fuse)) {
+ file_start_write(passthrough_filp);
+ ret = vfs_iter_write(passthrough_filp, iter, &iocb_fuse->ki_pos,
+ iocbflags_to_rwf(iocb_fuse->ki_flags));
+ file_end_write(passthrough_filp);
+ if (ret > 0)
+ fuse_copyattr(fuse_filp, passthrough_filp);
+ } else {
+ ret = -EIO;
+ }
+ revert_creds(old_cred);
+ inode_unlock(fuse_inode);
+
+ return ret;
+}
+
int fuse_passthrough_setup(struct fuse_req *req, unsigned int fd)
{
int ret;
--
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