vfs: mnt_want_write_file(): fix special file handling
OGAWA Hirofumi [Thu, 6 Aug 2009 22:07:39 +0000 (15:07 -0700)]
I suspect that mnt_want_write_file() may have wrong assumption.  I think
mnt_want_write_file() is assuming it increments ->mnt_writers if
(file->f_mode & FMODE_WRITE).  But, if it's special_file(), it is false?

Signed-off-by: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp>
Acked-by: Dave Hansen <dave@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

fs/namespace.c

index 277c28a..7230787 100644 (file)
@@ -316,7 +316,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(mnt_clone_write);
  */
 int mnt_want_write_file(struct file *file)
 {
-       if (!(file->f_mode & FMODE_WRITE))
+       struct inode *inode = file->f_dentry->d_inode;
+       if (!(file->f_mode & FMODE_WRITE) || special_file(inode->i_mode))
                return mnt_want_write(file->f_path.mnt);
        else
                return mnt_clone_write(file->f_path.mnt);