[PATCH 1/1] eCryptfs: Copy up lower inode attrs after setting lower xattr

Colin King colin.king at canonical.com
Tue Mar 6 15:15:46 UTC 2012

From: Tyler Hicks <tyhicks at canonical.com>

After passing through a ->setxattr() call, eCryptfs needs to copy the
inode attributes from the lower inode to the eCryptfs inode, as they
may have changed in the lower filesystem's ->setxattr() path.

One example is if an extended attribute containing a POSIX Access
Control List is being set. The new ACL may cause the lower filesystem to
modify the mode of the lower inode and the eCryptfs inode would need to
be updated to reflect the new mode.


Signed-off-by: Tyler Hicks <tyhicks at canonical.com>
Reported-by: Sebastien Bacher <seb128 at ubuntu.com>
Cc: John Johansen <john.johansen at canonical.com>
Cc: <stable at vger.kernel.org>
(cherry picked from commit 545d680938be1e86a6c5250701ce9abaf360c495)
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king at canonical.com>
 fs/ecryptfs/inode.c |    2 ++
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/ecryptfs/inode.c b/fs/ecryptfs/inode.c
index 19892d7..ab35b11 100644
--- a/fs/ecryptfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ecryptfs/inode.c
@@ -1085,6 +1085,8 @@ ecryptfs_setxattr(struct dentry *dentry, const char *name, const void *value,
 	rc = vfs_setxattr(lower_dentry, name, value, size, flags);
+	if (!rc)
+		fsstack_copy_attr_all(dentry->d_inode, lower_dentry->d_inode);
 	return rc;

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