initramfs: fix initramfs to work with hardlinked init
Randy Robertson [Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:40:04 +0000 (14:40 -0700)]
Change cb6ff208076b5f434db1b8c983429269d719cef5 ("NOMMU: Support XIP on
initramfs") seems to have broken booting from initramfs with /sbin/init
being a hardlink.

It seems like the logic required for XIP on nommu, i.e.  ftruncate to
reported cpio header file size (body_len) is broken for hardlinks, which
have a reported size of 0, and the truncate thus nukes the contents of the
file (in my case busybox), making boot impossible and ending with runaway
loop modprobe binfmt-0000 - and of course 0000 is not a valid binary
format.

My fix is to only call ftruncate if size is non-zero which fixes things
for me, but I'm not certain whether this will break XIP for those files on
nommu systems, although I would guess not.

Signed-off-by: Randy Robertson <rmrobert@vmware.com>
Acked-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
Acked-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

init/initramfs.c

index e44f2d9..9ee7b78 100644 (file)
@@ -310,7 +310,8 @@ static int __init do_name(void)
                        if (wfd >= 0) {
                                sys_fchown(wfd, uid, gid);
                                sys_fchmod(wfd, mode);
-                               sys_ftruncate(wfd, body_len);
+                               if (body_len)
+                                       sys_ftruncate(wfd, body_len);
                                vcollected = kstrdup(collected, GFP_KERNEL);
                                state = CopyFile;
                        }