vfs: fix do_last() regression
commit 6404674acd596de41fd3ad5f267b4525494a891a upstream.
Brown paperbag time: fetching ->i_uid/->i_mode really should've been
done from nd->inode. I even suggested that, but the reason for that has
slipped through the cracks and I went for dir->d_inode instead - made
for more "obvious" patch.
- at the entry into do_last() and all the way to step_into(): dir (aka
nd->path.dentry) is known not to have been freed; so's nd->inode and
it's equal to dir->d_inode unless we are already doomed to -ECHILD.
inode of the file to get opened is not known.
- after step_into(): inode of the file to get opened is known; dir
might be pointing to freed memory/be negative/etc.
- at the call of may_create_in_sticky(): guaranteed to be out of RCU
mode; inode of the file to get opened is known and pinned; dir might
The last was the reason for the original patch. Except that at the
do_last() entry we can be in RCU mode and it is possible that
nd->path.dentry->d_inode has already changed under us.
In that case we are going to fail with -ECHILD, but we need to be
careful; nd->inode is pointing to valid struct inode and it's the same
as nd->path.dentry->d_inode in "won't fail with -ECHILD" case, so we
should use that.
Reported-by: "Rantala, Tommi T. (Nokia - FI/Espoo)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wearing-brown-paperbag: Al Viro <email@example.com>
Fixes: d0cb50185ae9 ("do_last(): fetch directory ->i_mode and ->i_uid before it's too late")
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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