Re: [PATCH v2 3/3] ovl: fix the parsing of empty string mount parameters

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]


On Mon, 11 Mar 2024 at 14:25, Christian Brauner <brauner@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Yeah, so with that I do agree. But have you read my reply to the other
> thread? I'd like to hear your thoughs on that. The problem is that
> mount(8) currently does:
> fsconfig(3, FSCONFIG_SET_FLAG, "usrjquota", NULL, 0) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument)
> for both -o usrjquota and -o usrjquota=

For "-o usrjquota" this seems right.

For "-o usrjquota=" it doesn't.  Flags should never have that "=", so
this seems buggy in more than one ways.

> So we need a clear contract with userspace or the in-kernel solution
> proposed here. I see the following options:
> (1) Userspace must know that mount options such as "usrjquota" that can
>     have no value must be specified as "usrjquota=" when passed to
>     mount(8). This in turn means we need to tell Karel to update
>     mount(8) to recognize this and infer from "usrjquota=" that it must
>     be passed as FSCONFIG_SET_STRING.

Yes, this is what I'm thinking.  Of course this only works if there
are no backward compatibility issues, if "-o usrjquota" worked in the
past and some systems out there relied on this, then this is not
> (2) We use the proposed in-kernel solution where relevant filesystems
>     get the ability to declare this both as a string or as a flag value
>     in their parameter parsing code. That's not a VFS generic thing.
>     It's a per-fs thing.

This encourages inconsistency between filesystems, but if there's no
other way to preserve backward compatibility, then...

> (3) We burden mount(8) with knowing what mount options are string
>     options that are allowed to be empty. This is clearly the least
>     preferable one, imho.
> (4) We add a sentinel such as "usrjquota=default" or
>     "usrjquota=auto" as a VFS level keyword.

I don't really understand how this last one is supposed to fix the issue.

> In any case, we need to document what we want:

What's the plan with these?  It would be good if "man fsconfig" would
finally work.


[Index of Archives]     [Linux Filesystems Devel]     [Linux NFS]     [Linux NILFS]     [Linux USB Devel]     [Linux Audio Users]     [Yosemite News]     [Linux Kernel]     [Linux SCSI]

  Powered by Linux