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    fuse: Add FOPEN_STREAM to use stream_open() · c9696a8f
    Kirill Smelkov authored
    commit bbd84f33652f852ce5992d65db4d020aba21f882 upstream.
    Starting from commit 9c225f26 ("vfs: atomic f_pos accesses as per
    POSIX") files opened even via nonseekable_open gate read and write via lock
    and do not allow them to be run simultaneously. This can create read vs
    write deadlock if a filesystem is trying to implement a socket-like file
    which is intended to be simultaneously used for both read and write from
    filesystem client.  See commit 10dce8af3422 ("fs: stream_open - opener for
    stream-like files so that read and write can run simultaneously without
    deadlock") for details and e.g. commit 581d21a2 ("xenbus: fix deadlock
    on writes to /proc/xen/xenbus") for a similar deadlock example on
    To avoid such deadlock it was tempting to adjust fuse_finish_open to use
    stream_open instead of nonseekable_open on just FOPEN_NONSEEKABLE flags,
    but grepping through Debian codesearch shows users of FOPEN_NONSEEKABLE,
    and in particular GVFS which actually uses offset in its read and write
    so if we would do such a change it will break a real user.
    Add another flag (FOPEN_STREAM) for filesystem servers to indicate that the
    opened handler is having stream-like semantics; does not use file position
    and thus the kernel is free to issue simultaneous read and write request on
    opened file handle.
    This patch together with stream_open() should be added to stable kernels
    starting from v3.14+. This will allow to patch OSSPD and other FUSE
    filesystems that provide stream-like files to return FOPEN_STREAM |
    FOPEN_NONSEEKABLE in open handler and this way avoid the deadlock on all
    kernel versions. This should work because fuse_finish_open ignores unknown
    open flags returned from a filesystem and so passing FOPEN_STREAM to a
    kernel that is not aware of this flag cannot hurt. In turn the kernel that
    is not aware of FOPEN_STREAM will be < v3.14 where just FOPEN_NONSEEKABLE
    is sufficient to implement streams without read vs write deadlock.
    Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v3.14+
    Signed-off-by: default avatarKirill Smelkov <kirr@nexedi.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarMiklos Szeredi <mszeredi@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
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