[PATCH 4.9 02/30] fs: add the fsnotify call to vfs_iter_write

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Feb 04 2019 - 06:07:23 EST

4.9-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Jimmy Durand Wesolowski <jdw@xxxxxxxxx>

A bug has been discovered when redirecting splice output to regular files
on EXT4 and tmpfs. Other filesystems might be affected.
This commit fixes the issue for stable series kernel, using one of the
change introduced during the rewrite and refactoring of vfs_iter_write in
4.13, specifically in the
commit abbb65899aec ("fs: implement vfs_iter_write using do_iter_write").

This issue affects v4.4 and v4.9 stable series of kernels.

Without this fix for v4.4 and v4.9 stable, the following upstream commits
(and their dependencies would need to be backported):
* commit abbb65899aec ("fs: implement vfs_iter_write using do_iter_write")
* commit 18e9710ee59c ("fs: implement vfs_iter_read using do_iter_read")
* commit edab5fe38c2c
("fs: move more code into do_iter_read/do_iter_write")
* commit 19c735868dd0 ("fs: remove __do_readv_writev")
* commit 26c87fb7d10d ("fs: remove do_compat_readv_writev")
* commit 251b42a1dc64 ("fs: remove do_readv_writev")

as well as the following dependencies:
* commit bb7462b6fd64
("vfs: use helpers for calling f_op->{read,write}_iter()")
* commit 0f78d06ac1e9
("vfs: pass type instead of fn to do_{loop,iter}_readv_writev()")
* commit 7687a7a4435f
("vfs: extract common parts of {compat_,}do_readv_writev()")

In order to reduce the changes, this commit uses only the part of
commit abbb65899aec ("fs: implement vfs_iter_write using do_iter_write")
that fixes the issue.

This issue and the reproducer can be found on

Reported-by: Richard Li <richardpku@xxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Chad Miller <millchad@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Stefan Nuernberger <snu@xxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Frank Becker <becke@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Jimmy Durand Wesolowski <jdw@xxxxxxxxx>
fs/read_write.c | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/fs/read_write.c
+++ b/fs/read_write.c
@@ -392,8 +392,10 @@ ssize_t vfs_iter_write(struct file *file
iter->type |= WRITE;
ret = file->f_op->write_iter(&kiocb, iter);
- if (ret > 0)
+ if (ret > 0) {
*ppos = kiocb.ki_pos;
+ fsnotify_modify(file);
+ }
return ret;