Re: autofs: make the autofsv5 packet file descriptor use a packetized pipe

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On 30.04.2012 10:27, Michael Tokarev wrote:
>> On 04/29/2012 01:54 PM, Linux Kernel Mailing List wrote:
>>>     However, a prettier solution exists now thanks to the packetized pipe
>>>     mode.  By marking the communication pipe as being packetized (by simply
>>>     setting the O_DIRECT flag), we can always just write the bigger packet
>>>     size, and if user-space does a smaller read, it will just get that
>>>     partial end result and the extra alignment padding will simply be thrown
>>>     away.
>> +static inline int autofs_prepare_pipe(struct file *pipe)
>> +{
>> +	if (!pipe->f_op || !pipe->f_op->write)
>> +		return -EINVAL;
>> +	if (!S_ISFIFO(pipe->f_dentry->d_inode->i_mode))
>> +		return -EINVAL;
>> +	/* We want a packet pipe */
>> +	pipe->f_flags |= O_DIRECT;
>> +	return 0;
>> +}
>> +
> @@ -376,7 +376,7 @@ static int autofs_dev_ioctl_setpipefd(st
>  			err = -EBADF;
>  			goto out;
>  		}
> -		if (!pipe->f_op || !pipe->f_op->write) {
> +		if (autofs_prepare_pipe(pipe) < 0) {
>  			err = -EPIPE;
>  			fput(pipe);
>  			goto out;
> I've one more concern.  I'm not sure but I think there's some
> risk still.  This packetizing gets applied to all VERSIONS of
> the autofs PROTOCOL.  Which means it will be applied to the
> lowest supported version (3) TOO, but did that version read
> whole packets too?

I think this is a false alarm.  I checked autofs v3 and v4
userspace code (found on )
and they both read whole packet at once, not piece-wise.

I didn't test if any of these actually work with any current
kernel, however ;)


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