[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "fuse: invalidate inode attributes on xattr modification" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Fri Sep 20 19:35:16 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    fuse: invalidate inode attributes on xattr modification

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From 9fd620a810253298a0c104a12c17c3e15e7d4ae5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Anand Avati <avati at redhat.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 02:21:07 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] fuse: invalidate inode attributes on xattr modification

commit d331a415aef98717393dda0be69b7947da08eba3 upstream.

Calls like setxattr and removexattr result in updation of ctime.
Therefore invalidate inode attributes to force a refresh.

Signed-off-by: Anand Avati <avati at redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Brian Foster <bfoster at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi at suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 fs/fuse/dir.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/fuse/dir.c b/fs/fuse/dir.c
index f6e4bc8..b60cc5f 100644
--- a/fs/fuse/dir.c
+++ b/fs/fuse/dir.c
@@ -1511,6 +1511,8 @@ static int fuse_setxattr(struct dentry *entry, const char *name,
 		fc->no_setxattr = 1;
 		err = -EOPNOTSUPP;
+	if (!err)
+		fuse_invalidate_attr(inode);
 	return err;

@@ -1640,6 +1642,8 @@ static int fuse_removexattr(struct dentry *entry, const char *name)
 		fc->no_removexattr = 1;
 		err = -EOPNOTSUPP;
+	if (!err)
+		fuse_invalidate_attr(inode);
 	return err;


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