Commit 30a08bf2 authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds

proc: move fd symlink i_mode calculations into tid_fd_revalidate()

Instead of doing the i_mode calculations at proc_fd_instantiate() time,
move them into tid_fd_revalidate(), which is where the other inode state
(notably uid/gid information) is updated too.

Otherwise we'll end up with stale i_mode information if an fd is re-used
while the dentry still hangs around.  Not that anything really *cares*
(symlink permissions don't really matter), but Tetsuo Handa noticed that
the owner read/write bits don't always match the state of the
readability of the file descriptor, and we _used_ to get this right a
long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Besides, aside from fixing an ugly detail (that has apparently been this
way since commit 61a28784: "proc: Remove the hard coded inode
numbers" in 2006), this removes more lines of code than it adds.  And it
just makes sense to update i_mode in the same place we update i_uid/gid.

Al Viro correctly points out that we could just do the inode fill in the
inode iops ->getattr() function instead.  However, that does require
somewhat slightly more invasive changes, and adds yet *another* lookup
of the file descriptor.  We need to do the revalidate() for other
reasons anyway, and have the file descriptor handy, so we might as well
fill in the information at this point.
Reported-by: default avatarTetsuo Handa <>
Cc: Al Viro <>
Acked-by: default avatarEric Biederman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 3d994497
......@@ -1799,10 +1799,15 @@ static int tid_fd_revalidate(struct dentry *dentry, struct nameidata *nd)
if (task) {
files = get_files_struct(task);
if (files) {
struct file *file;
if (fcheck_files(files, fd)) {
file = fcheck_files(files, fd);
if (file) {
unsigned i_mode, f_mode = file->f_mode;
if (task_dumpable(task)) {
cred = __task_cred(task);
......@@ -1813,7 +1818,14 @@ static int tid_fd_revalidate(struct dentry *dentry, struct nameidata *nd)
inode->i_uid = 0;
inode->i_gid = 0;
inode->i_mode &= ~(S_ISUID | S_ISGID);
i_mode = S_IFLNK;
if (f_mode & FMODE_READ)
i_mode |= S_IRUSR | S_IXUSR;
if (f_mode & FMODE_WRITE)
i_mode |= S_IWUSR | S_IXUSR;
inode->i_mode = i_mode;
security_task_to_inode(task, inode);
return 1;
......@@ -1837,8 +1849,6 @@ static struct dentry *proc_fd_instantiate(struct inode *dir,
struct dentry *dentry, struct task_struct *task, const void *ptr)
unsigned fd = *(const unsigned *)ptr;
struct file *file;
struct files_struct *files;
struct inode *inode;
struct proc_inode *ei;
struct dentry *error = ERR_PTR(-ENOENT);
......@@ -1848,25 +1858,6 @@ static struct dentry *proc_fd_instantiate(struct inode *dir,
goto out;
ei = PROC_I(inode);
ei->fd = fd;
files = get_files_struct(task);
if (!files)
goto out_iput;
inode->i_mode = S_IFLNK;
* We are not taking a ref to the file structure, so we must
* hold ->file_lock.
file = fcheck_files(files, fd);
if (!file)
goto out_unlock;
if (file->f_mode & FMODE_READ)
inode->i_mode |= S_IRUSR | S_IXUSR;
if (file->f_mode & FMODE_WRITE)
inode->i_mode |= S_IWUSR | S_IXUSR;
inode->i_op = &proc_pid_link_inode_operations;
inode->i_size = 64;
......@@ -1879,12 +1870,6 @@ static struct dentry *proc_fd_instantiate(struct inode *dir,
return error;
goto out;
static struct dentry *proc_lookupfd_common(struct inode *dir,
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