Commit 0e6b3e5e authored by Phillip Susi's avatar Phillip Susi Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] udf: fix uid/gid options and add uid/gid=ignore and forget options

As Pekka Enberg pointed out, with the if still following the else, you can
still get a null uid written to the disk if you specify a default uid= without
uid=forget.  In other words, if the desktop user is uid=1000 and the mount
option uid=1000 is given ( which is done on ubuntu automatically and probably
other distributions that use hal ), then if any other user besides uid 1000
owns a file then a 0 will be written to the media as the owning uid instead.
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 11b0b5ab
......@@ -26,6 +26,20 @@ The following mount options are supported:
nostrict Unset strict conformance
iocharset= Set the NLS character set
The uid= and gid= options need a bit more explaining. They will accept a
decimal numeric value which will be used as the default ID for that mount.
They will also accept the string "ignore" and "forget". For files on the disk
that are owned by nobody ( -1 ), they will instead look as if they are owned
by the default ID. The ignore option causes the default ID to override all
IDs on the disk, not just -1. The forget option causes all IDs to be written
to disk as -1, so when the media is later remounted, they will appear to be
owned by whatever default ID it is mounted with at that time.
For typical desktop use of removable media, you should set the ID to that
of the interactively logged on user, and also specify both the forget and
ignore options. This way the interactive user will always see the files
on the disk as belonging to him.
The remaining are for debugging and disaster recovery:
novrs Skip volume sequence recognition
......@@ -1341,13 +1341,11 @@ udf_update_inode(struct inode *inode, int do_sync)
fe->uid = cpu_to_le32(-1);
else if (inode->i_uid != UDF_SB(inode->i_sb)->s_uid)
fe->uid = cpu_to_le32(inode->i_uid);
else fe->uid = cpu_to_le32(inode->i_uid);
fe->gid = cpu_to_le32(-1);
else if (inode->i_gid != UDF_SB(inode->i_sb)->s_gid)
fe->gid = cpu_to_le32(inode->i_gid);
else fe->gid = cpu_to_le32(inode->i_gid);
udfperms = ((inode->i_mode & S_IRWXO) ) |
((inode->i_mode & S_IRWXG) << 2) |
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