On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 04:04:35PM -0500, Mark Tinguely wrote:
> User space does not currently perform any attribute adding/deleting,
> but if we do want to fix attributes or use them for parent inode
> pointers, user space should support attributes.
> The adding an attribute fork is done in an embedded transaction
> inside xfs_attr_set_int(). The xfs_trans_commit in xfs_bmap_add_attrfork()
> will free the xfs_inode pointer causing xfs_attr_calc_size() in
> xfs_attr_set_int() to fail.
It shouldn't. xfs_bmap_add_attrfork() does:
xfs_trans_ijoin(tp, ip, XFS_ILOCK_EXCL);
which in the kernel code sets:
iip->ili_lock_flags = lock_flags;
The libxfs code doesn't do that, so when xfs_trans_commit() gets
iip->ili_lock_flags = 0;
It frees the inode rather than just returning it with the lock
Note that libxfs still has libxfs_trans_ijoin_ref() which sets the
lock flags, but this has been removed from the kernel code. IOWs,
this is a libxfs/trans.c::xfs_trans_ijoin() bug, not something that
needs fixing in the shared kernel/user libxfs code.