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authorMikhail Efremov <>2014-09-24 22:14:33 +0400
committerAl Viro <>2014-09-27 15:59:39 -0400
commitd2fa4a8476b911782f7e5167db18770222ac40c3 (patch)
parenta28ddb87cdddb0db57466ba7f59f831002f4340c (diff)
vfs: Don't exchange "short" filenames unconditionally.
Only exchange source and destination filenames if flags contain RENAME_EXCHANGE. In case if executable file was running and replaced by other file /proc/PID/exe should still show correct file name, not the old name of the file by which it was replaced. The scenario when this bug manifests itself was like this: * ALT Linux uses rpm and start-stop-daemon; * during a package upgrade rpm creates a temporary file for an executable to rename it upon successful unpacking; * start-stop-daemon is run subsequently and it obtains the (nonexistant) temporary filename via /proc/PID/exe thus failing to identify the running process. Note that "long" filenames (> DNAiME_INLINE_LEN) are still exchanged without RENAME_EXCHANGE and this behaviour exists long enough (should be fixed too apparently). So this patch is just an interim workaround that restores behavior for "short" names as it was before changes introduced by commit da1ce0670c14 ("vfs: add cross-rename"). See for details. AV: the comments about being more careful with ->d_name.hash than with -> are from back in 2.3.40s; they became obsolete by 2.3.60s, when we started to unhash the target instead of swapping hash chain positions followed by d_delete() as we used to do when dcache was first introduced. Acked-by: Miklos Szeredi <> Cc: Linus Torvalds <> Cc: Alexander Viro <> Cc: Cc: Fixes: da1ce0670c14 "vfs: add cross-rename" Signed-off-by: Mikhail Efremov <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
1 files changed, 18 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/fs/dcache.c b/fs/dcache.c
index 7599d35b4ae5..cb25a1a5e307 100644
--- a/fs/dcache.c
+++ b/fs/dcache.c
@@ -2372,7 +2372,8 @@ void dentry_update_name_case(struct dentry *dentry, struct qstr *name)
-static void switch_names(struct dentry *dentry, struct dentry *target)
+static void switch_names(struct dentry *dentry, struct dentry *target,
+ bool exchange)
if (dname_external(target)) {
if (dname_external(dentry)) {
@@ -2406,6 +2407,12 @@ static void switch_names(struct dentry *dentry, struct dentry *target)
unsigned int i;
+ if (!exchange) {
+ memcpy(dentry->d_iname, target->,
+ target->d_name.len + 1);
+ dentry->d_name.hash_len = target->d_name.hash_len;
+ return;
+ }
for (i = 0; i < DNAME_INLINE_LEN / sizeof(long); i++) {
swap(((long *) &dentry->d_iname)[i],
((long *) &target->d_iname)[i]);
@@ -2456,12 +2463,15 @@ static void dentry_unlock_for_move(struct dentry *dentry, struct dentry *target)
* When switching names, the actual string doesn't strictly have to
* be preserved in the target - because we're dropping the target
* anyway. As such, we can just do a simple memcpy() to copy over
- * the new name before we switch.
- *
- * Note that we have to be a lot more careful about getting the hash
- * switched - we have to switch the hash value properly even if it
- * then no longer matches the actual (corrupted) string of the target.
- * The hash value has to match the hash queue that the dentry is on..
+ * the new name before we switch, unless we are going to rehash
+ * it. Note that if we *do* unhash the target, we are not allowed
+ * to rehash it without giving it a new name/hash key - whether
+ * we swap or overwrite the names here, resulting name won't match
+ * the reality in filesystem; it's only there for d_path() purposes.
+ * Note that all of this is happening under rename_lock, so the
+ * any hash lookup seeing it in the middle of manipulations will
+ * be discarded anyway. So we do not care what happens to the hash
+ * key in that case.
* __d_move - move a dentry
@@ -2507,9 +2517,8 @@ static void __d_move(struct dentry *dentry, struct dentry *target,
d_hash(dentry->d_parent, dentry->d_name.hash));
/* Switch the names.. */
- switch_names(dentry, target);
+ switch_names(dentry, target, exchange);
/* ... and switch them in the tree */
if (IS_ROOT(dentry)) {