[PATCH 3.4 076/172] tty: fix up atime/mtime mess, take four

From: lizf
Date: Tue Jun 16 2015 - 05:20:45 EST

From: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxx>

3.4.108-rc1 review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


commit f0bf0bd07943bfde8f5ac39a32664810a379c7d3 upstream.

This problem was taken care of three times already in
* b0de59b5733d18b0d1974a060860a8b5c1b36a2e (TTY: do not update
atime/mtime on read/write),
* 37b7f3c76595e23257f61bd80b223de8658617ee (TTY: fix atime/mtime
regression), and
* b0b885657b6c8ef63a46bc9299b2a7715d19acde (tty: fix up atime/mtime
mess, take three)

But it still misses one point. As John Paul correctly points out, we
do not care about setting date. If somebody ever changes wall
time backwards (by mistake for example), tty timestamps are never
updated until the original wall time passes.

So check the absolute difference of times and if it large than "8
seconds or so", always update the time. That means we will update
immediatelly when changing time. Ergo, CAP_SYS_TIME can foul the
check, but it was always that way.

Thanks John for serving me this so nicely debugged.

Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxx>
Reported-by: John Paul Perry <john_paul.perry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Zefan Li <lizefan@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/tty/tty_io.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/tty_io.c b/drivers/tty/tty_io.c
index a07eb4c..5f0b4a4 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/tty_io.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/tty_io.c
@@ -941,8 +941,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(start_tty);
/* We limit tty time update visibility to every 8 seconds or so. */
static void tty_update_time(struct timespec *time)
- unsigned long sec = get_seconds() & ~7;
- if ((long)(sec - time->tv_sec) > 0)
+ unsigned long sec = get_seconds();
+ if (abs(sec - time->tv_sec) & ~7)
time->tv_sec = sec;


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