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Subject[PATCH 1/2] fuse: postpone end_page_writeback() in fuse_writepage_locked()
The patch fixes a race between ftruncate(2), mmap-ed write and write(2):

1) An user makes a page dirty via mmap-ed write.
2) The user performs shrinking truncate(2) intended to purge the page.
3) Before fuse_do_setattr calls truncate_pagecache, the page goes to
writeback. fuse_writepage_locked fills FUSE_WRITE request and releases
the original page by end_page_writeback.
4) fuse_do_setattr() completes and successfully returns. Since now, i_mutex
is free.
5) Ordinary write(2) extends i_size back to cover the page. Note that
fuse_send_write_pages do wait for fuse writeback, but for another
6) fuse_writepage_locked proceeds by queueing FUSE_WRITE request.
fuse_send_writepage is supposed to crop inarg->size of the request,
but it doesn't because i_size has already been extended back.

Moving end_page_writeback to the end of fuse_writepage_locked fixes the race
because now the fact that truncate_pagecache is successfully returned infers
that fuse_writepage_locked has already called end_page_writeback. And this,
in turn, infers that fuse_flush_writepages has already called
fuse_send_writepage, and the latter used valid (shrunk) i_size. write(2)
could not extend it because of i_mutex held by ftruncate(2).

Signed-off-by: Maxim Patlasov <>
fs/fuse/file.c | 3 ++-
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/fuse/file.c b/fs/fuse/file.c
index 5c121fe..d1715b3 100644
--- a/fs/fuse/file.c
+++ b/fs/fuse/file.c
@@ -1529,7 +1529,6 @@ static int fuse_writepage_locked(struct page *page)

inc_bdi_stat(mapping->backing_dev_info, BDI_WRITEBACK);
inc_zone_page_state(tmp_page, NR_WRITEBACK_TEMP);
- end_page_writeback(page);

list_add(&req->writepages_entry, &fi->writepages);
@@ -1537,6 +1536,8 @@ static int fuse_writepage_locked(struct page *page)

+ end_page_writeback(page);
return 0;


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