[PATCH 0/3] Add O_DENY* flags to fcntl and cifs

Pavel Shilovsky piastry at etersoft.ru
Fri Dec 14 08:12:44 CST 2012

2012/12/12 David Laight <david at l8s.co.uk>:
> On Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 12:43:14AM +0400, Pavel Shilovsky wrote:
>> The problem is the possibility of denial-of-service attacks here. We
>> can try to prevent them by:
> FWIW I already see a DoS 'attack'.
> I have some filestore shared using NFS (to Linux and Solaris) and
> using samba (to Windows).
> I use it for release builds of a product to ensure the versions
> built for the different operating systems match, and because some
> files have to be built on an 'alien' system (eg gcc targetted at
> embedded card).
> I can't run the windows build at the same time as the others
> because the windows C compiler manages to obtain exclusive access
> to the source files - stopping the other systems from reading them.

We can make this feature (passing O_DENY* flags received from clients
to filesystem) can be turned on/off on Samba/NFS server to let this
particular use case work. In general, I think we really need to be
sure that nobody has a read access for files that a Windows process
opened with O_DENYREAD (because there can be important reasons for the
Windows process to do so).

Best regards,
Pavel Shilovsky.

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