Commit 6e656be8 authored by Peter Staubach's avatar Peter Staubach Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] ftruncate does not always update m/ctime

In the course of trying to track down a bug where a file mtime was not
being updated correctly, it was discovered that the m/ctime updates were
not quite being handled correctly for ftruncate() calls.

Quoth SUSv3:

open(2):

        If O_TRUNC is set and the file did previously exist, upon
        successful completion, open() shall mark for update the st_ctime
        and st_mtime fields of the file.

truncate(2):

        Upon successful completion, if the file size is changed, this
        function shall mark for update the st_ctime and st_mtime fields
        of the file, and the S_ISUID and S_ISGID bits of the file mode
        may be cleared.

ftruncate(2):

        Upon successful completion, if fildes refers to a regular file,
        the ftruncate() function shall mark for update the st_ctime and
        st_mtime fields of the file and the S_ISUID and S_ISGID bits of
        the file mode may be cleared. If the ftruncate() function is
        unsuccessful, the file is unaffected.

The open(O_TRUNC) and truncate cases were being handled correctly, but the
ftruncate case was being handled like the truncate case.  The semantics of
truncate and ftruncate don't quite match, so ftruncate needs to be handled
slightly differently.

The attached patch addresses this issue for ftruncate(2).

My thanx to Stephen Tweedie and Trond Myklebust for their help in
understanding the situation and semantics.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Staubach <staubach@redhat.com>
Cc: "Stephen C. Tweedie" <sct@redhat.com>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
parent 838cd153
......@@ -322,7 +322,7 @@ static long do_sys_ftruncate(unsigned int fd, loff_t length, int small)
error = locks_verify_truncate(inode, file, length);
if (!error)
error = do_truncate(dentry, length, 0, file);
error = do_truncate(dentry, length, ATTR_MTIME|ATTR_CTIME, file);
out_putf:
fput(file);
out:
......
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