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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/6] fs: do not set no_llseek in fops
On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 10:48:40PM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 06:56:27PM +0200, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> > vfs_llseek already does something with this, and it makes it difficult
> > to distinguish between llseek being supported and not.
>
> How about something along the lines of
>
> ===
> struct file_operations ->llseek() method gets called only in two places:
> vfs_llseek() and dump_skip(). Both treat NULL and no_llseek as
> equivalent.
>
> The value of ->llseek is also examined in __full_proxy_fops_init() and
> ovl_copy_up_data(). For the former we could as well treat no_llseek
> as NULL; no need to do a proxy wrapper around the function that fails
> with -ESPIPE without so much as looking at its arguments.
> Same for the latter - there no_llseek would end up with skip_hole
> set true until the first time we look at it. At that point we
> call vfs_llseek(), observe that it has failed (-ESPIPE), shrug and
> set skip_hole false. Might as well have done that from the very
> beginning.
>
> In other words, any place where .llseek is set to no_llseek
> could just as well set it to NULL.
> ===
>
> for commit message?
>
> Next commit would remove the checks for no_llseek and have vfs_llseek()
> just do
> if (file->f_mode & FMODE_LSEEK) {
> if (file->f_op->llseek)
> return file->f_op->llseek(file, offset, whence);
> }
> return -ESPIPE;
> and kill no_llseek() off. And once you have guaranteed that FMODE_LSEEK
> is never set with NULL ->llseek, vfs_llseek() gets trimmed in obvious
> way and tests in dump_skip() and ovl_copy_up_data() would become simply
> file->f_mode & FMODE_LSEEK - no need to check ->f_op->llseek there
> after that. At the same time dump_skip() could switch to calling
> vfs_llseek() instead of direct method call...

Thanks. I'll split things into steps more or less like that and borrow
that commit text for v2 (which I'll send out somewhat soon).

Jason

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