Re: sparc: Clashing values for O_PATH and FMODE_NONOTIFY?

From: David Drysdale
Date: Thu Nov 20 2014 - 07:12:49 EST

[+linux-fsdevel, without the typo this time]

On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 8:30 PM, David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: David Drysdale <drysdale@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:13:51 +0000
>> Hi folks,
>> It looks like the value for O_PATH on sparc:
>> arch/sparc/include/uapi/asm/fcntl.h:37:#define O_PATH 0x1000000
>> clashes with the arch-independent value for __FMODE_NONOTIFY:
>> include/linux/fs.h:137:#define FMODE_NONOTIFY ((__force fmode_t)0x1000000)
>> include/linux/fs.h:2764:#define __FMODE_NONOTIFY ((__force int)
>> and they are both in the same numbering space, as indicated by the
>> comment at the top of include/uapi/asm-generic/fcntl.h and the use in
>> fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c:715.
>> Presumably this could theoretically cause problems (no notifications for
>> O_PATH files on SPARC?), so would it be a good idea to renumber
>> FMODE_NONOTIFY? (I *think* that value is entirely kernel-internal.)
>> Given that this has happened before (12ed2e36c98aec6c4155 "fanotify:
>> FMODE_NONOTIFY and __O_SYNC in sparc conflict") it would probably
>> also be a good idea to add __FMODE_NOTIFY to the uniqueness check in
>> fs/fcntl.c:fcntl_init().
>> Thoughts?
> I think you will need to change the internal value, to not clash with
> the sparc exported one, for sure.

Well, I was sort of hoping someone else might volunteer to make the
change :-) -- I don't use fanotify (or sparc for that matter), I just
happened to notice the clash in passing.

But I'm happy to have a go, although I can't test much. It would be
good to hear from the fanotify maintainers first, though -- Eric?

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