Re: [PATCH] xfs: correct statx's result_mask value
From: Eric Sandeen
Date: Mon Jan 07 2019 - 13:04:29 EST
On 1/7/19 11:52 AM, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 04:53:10AM -0500, Su Yanjun wrote:
>> For statx syscall, xfs return the wrong result_mask.
>> Signed-off-by: Su Yanjun <suyj.fnst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> fs/xfs/xfs_iops.c | 3 +++
>> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
>> diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_iops.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_iops.c
>> index f48ffd7..3811457 100644
>> --- a/fs/xfs/xfs_iops.c
>> +++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_iops.c
>> @@ -521,6 +521,9 @@ xfs_vn_getattr(
>> stat->btime.tv_nsec = ip->i_d.di_crtime.t_nsec;
>> + /* Only return mask that we care */
>> + stat->result_mask &= request_mask;
> Why not just:
> stat->result_mask = STATX_BASIC_STATS;
> at the top of the function?
> I don't see the need to mask off result_mask at all, since we could some
> day elect to return more than what's in request_mask...
> ...waitaminute, are you seeing garbage in the result_mask that's
> returned to userspace? I also noticed the vfs stat functions declare
> "struct kstat stat;" without explicitly zeroing the structure fields,
> which means (I think) that we can leak stack information if the kernel
> isn't built with the stackleak plugin?
A clear problem statement and reproducer steps would be hugely useful