On Mon, 10 Sep 2018, Andreas Grünbacher wrote:
Am Mo., 10. Sep. 2018 schrieb Marc Aurèle La France:

Commit 786534b92f3ce68f4afc8a761c80b76887797b0a "tmpfs: listxattr
should include POSIX ACL xattrs", which first appeared in 4.5 kernels,
introduced a regression whereby listxattr() syscalls on anything in
sysfs, or its mountpoint, return the name of the two POSIX ACL xattrs,
but attempts to retrieve these values are denied with EOPNOTSUP.  For
example ...

        # getfattr -d --match=- /sys
        /sys: system.posix_acl_access: Operation not supported
        /sys: system.posix_acl_default: Operation not supported
        #

I can confirm this regression.

This inconsistent behaviour confuses rsync(1) (among others) when it
runs into a sysfs mountpoint, even when told to not descend into it.
This issue occurs because simple_xattr_list() does not correctly deal
with cached ACLs.

The suggested fix below was developed with a 4.18.7 kernel, but should
apply, modulo patch fuzz, to any kernel >= 4.7.  A fix for 4.5 <=
kernels < 4.7 is trivially different, but I won't bother given such
kernels are no longer maintained.

Note that the only other simple_xattr_list() caller, shmem, avoids
this glitch by previously calling cache_no_acl() on all inodes it
creates, so perhaps sysfs/kernfs should do the same.

Signed-off-by: Marc Aurèle La France <t...@tuyoix.net>

--- a/fs/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/xattr.c
@@ -949,13 +949,13 @@ ssize_t simple_xattr_list(struct inode *inode, struct 
simple_xattrs *xattrs,
        int err = 0;

 #ifdef CONFIG_FS_POSIX_ACL
-       if (inode->i_acl) {
+       if (inode->i_acl && !is_uncached_acl(inode->i_acl)) {
                err = xattr_list_one(&buffer, &remaining_size,
                                     XATTR_NAME_POSIX_ACL_ACCESS);
                if (err)
                        return err;
        }
-       if (inode->i_default_acl) {
+       if (inode->i_default_acl && !is_uncached_acl(inode->i_default_acl)) {
                err = xattr_list_one(&buffer, &remaining_size,
                                     XATTR_NAME_POSIX_ACL_DEFAULT);
                if (err)

This seems to be a better fix, but I haven't fully verified it, yet:

--- a/fs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/inode.c
@@ -187,7 +187,8 @@ int inode_init_always(struct super_block *sb, struct
    inode->i_mapping = mapping;
    INIT_HLIST_HEAD(&inode->i_dentry);    /* buggered by rcu freeing */
 #ifdef CONFIG_FS_POSIX_ACL
-    inode->i_acl = inode->i_default_acl = ACL_NOT_CACHED;
+    inode->i_acl = inode->i_default_acl =
+           (sb->s_flags & SB_POSIXACL) ? ACL_NOT_CACHED : NULL;
 #endif

 #ifdef CONFIG_FSNOTIFY

Yes, that works too, and doesn't seem to cause other issues.

Tested-by: Marc Aurèle La France <t...@tuyoix.net>

Thanks.

Marc.

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