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authorJim Somerville <Jim.Somerville@windriver.com>2013-02-21 16:41:59 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-02-21 17:22:16 -0800
commit676a0675cf9200ac047fb50825f80867b3bb733b (patch)
tree438a1746ac136b8403c0015e95f826cc9243a2fa /fs/notify
parentbffea77c08c361d174af7ad94887f6aecc3f340b (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-676a0675cf9200ac047fb50825f80867b3bb733b.tar.gz
inotify: remove broken mask checks causing unmount to be EINVAL
Running the command: inotifywait -e unmount /mnt/disk immediately aborts with a -EINVAL return code. This is however a valid parameter. This abort occurs only if unmount is the sole event parameter. If other event parameters are supplied, then the unmount event wait will work. The problem was introduced by commit 44b350fc23e ("inotify: Fix mask checks"). In that commit, it states: The mask checks in inotify_update_existing_watch() and inotify_new_watch() are useless because inotify_arg_to_mask() sets FS_IN_IGNORED and FS_EVENT_ON_CHILD bits anyway. But instead of removing the useless checks, it did this: mask = inotify_arg_to_mask(arg); - if (unlikely(!mask)) + if (unlikely(!(mask & IN_ALL_EVENTS))) return -EINVAL; The problem is that IN_ALL_EVENTS doesn't include IN_UNMOUNT, and other parts of the code keep IN_UNMOUNT separate from IN_ALL_EVENTS. So the check should be: if (unlikely(!(mask & (IN_ALL_EVENTS | IN_UNMOUNT)))) But inotify_arg_to_mask(arg) always sets the IN_UNMOUNT bit in the mask anyway, so the check is always going to pass and thus should simply be removed. Also note that inotify_arg_to_mask completely controls what mask bits get set from arg, there's no way for invalid bits to get enabled there. Lets fix it by simply removing the useless broken checks. Signed-off-by: Jim Somerville <Jim.Somerville@windriver.com> Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com> Cc: Jerome Marchand <jmarchan@redhat.com> Cc: John McCutchan <john@johnmccutchan.com> Cc: Robert Love <rlove@rlove.org> Cc: Eric Paris <eparis@parisplace.org> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> [2.6.37+] Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/notify')
-rw-r--r--fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c4
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c b/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
index 228a2c2ad8d7..07f7a92fe88e 100644
--- a/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
+++ b/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
@@ -576,8 +576,6 @@ static int inotify_update_existing_watch(struct fsnotify_group *group,
/* don't allow invalid bits: we don't want flags set */
mask = inotify_arg_to_mask(arg);
- if (unlikely(!(mask & IN_ALL_EVENTS)))
- return -EINVAL;
fsn_mark = fsnotify_find_inode_mark(group, inode);
if (!fsn_mark)
@@ -629,8 +627,6 @@ static int inotify_new_watch(struct fsnotify_group *group,
/* don't allow invalid bits: we don't want flags set */
mask = inotify_arg_to_mask(arg);
- if (unlikely(!(mask & IN_ALL_EVENTS)))
- return -EINVAL;
tmp_i_mark = kmem_cache_alloc(inotify_inode_mark_cachep, GFP_KERNEL);
if (unlikely(!tmp_i_mark))