Commit 4a30131e authored by Committed by Linus Torvalds
[PATCH] Fix some problems with truncate and mtime semantics.
SUS requires that when truncating a file to the size that it currently is: truncate and ftruncate should NOT modify ctime or mtime O_TRUNC SHOULD modify ctime and mtime. Currently mtime and ctime are always modified on most local filesystems (side effect of ->truncate) or never modified (on NFS). With this patch: ATTR_CTIME|ATTR_MTIME are sent with ATTR_SIZE precisely when an update of these times is required whether size changes or not (via a new argument to do_truncate). This allows NFS to do the right thing for O_TRUNC. inode_setattr nolonger forces ATTR_MTIME|ATTR_CTIME when the ATTR_SIZE sets the size to it's current value. This allows local filesystems to do the right thing for f?truncate. Also, the logic in inode_setattr is changed a bit so there are two return points. One returns the error from vmtruncate if it failed, the other returns 0 (there can be no other failure). Finally, if vmtruncate succeeds, and ATTR_SIZE is the only change requested, we now fall-through and mark_inode_dirty. If a filesystem did not have a ->truncate function, then vmtruncate will have changed i_size, without marking the inode as 'dirty', and I think this is wrong. Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <email@example.com> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Trond Myklebust <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
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