[Cluster-devel] [PATCH] gfs2: Allow append and immutable bits to coexist

Bob Peterson rpeterso at redhat.com
Wed Aug 25 18:36:00 UTC 2021

Before this patch function do_gfs2_set_flags checked if the append
and immutable flags were being set while already set. If so error -EPERM
was given. There's no reason why these two flags should be mutually
exclusive, and if you set them separately, you will, in essence, set
one while it is already set. For example:

chattr +a /mnt/gfs2/file1
chattr +i /mnt/gfs2/file1

The first command sets the append-only flag. Since they are additive,
the second command sets the immutable flag AND append-only flag,
since they both coexist in i_diskflags. So the second command should
not return an error. This bug caused xfstests generic/545 to fail.

This patch simply removes the invalid checks.
I also eliminated an unused parm from do_gfs2_set_flags.

Signed-off-by: Bob Peterson <rpeterso at redhat.com>
 fs/gfs2/file.c | 10 ++--------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/gfs2/file.c b/fs/gfs2/file.c
index c979562a615a..920549a2c3ef 100644
--- a/fs/gfs2/file.c
+++ b/fs/gfs2/file.c
@@ -213,11 +213,9 @@ void gfs2_set_inode_flags(struct inode *inode)
  * @inode: The inode
  * @reqflags: The flags to set
  * @mask: Indicates which flags are valid
- * @fsflags: The FS_* inode flags passed in
-static int do_gfs2_set_flags(struct inode *inode, u32 reqflags, u32 mask,
-			     const u32 fsflags)
+static int do_gfs2_set_flags(struct inode *inode, u32 reqflags, u32 mask)
 	struct gfs2_inode *ip = GFS2_I(inode);
 	struct gfs2_sbd *sdp = GFS2_SB(inode);
@@ -237,10 +235,6 @@ static int do_gfs2_set_flags(struct inode *inode, u32 reqflags, u32 mask,
 		goto out;
 	error = -EPERM;
-	if (IS_IMMUTABLE(inode) && (new_flags & GFS2_DIF_IMMUTABLE))
-		goto out;
-	if (IS_APPEND(inode) && (new_flags & GFS2_DIF_APPENDONLY))
-		goto out;
 	if (!IS_IMMUTABLE(inode)) {
 		error = gfs2_permission(&init_user_ns, inode, MAY_WRITE);
 		if (error)
@@ -313,7 +307,7 @@ int gfs2_fileattr_set(struct user_namespace *mnt_userns,
-	return do_gfs2_set_flags(inode, gfsflags, mask, fsflags);
+	return do_gfs2_set_flags(inode, gfsflags, mask);
 static int gfs2_getlabel(struct file *filp, char __user *label)

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