Patchwork [3.5.yuz,extended,stable] Patch "eCryptfs: Call lower ->flush() from ecryptfs_flush()" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Nov. 12, 2012, 9:29 p.m.
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Nov. 12, 2012, 9:29 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    eCryptfs: Call lower ->flush() from ecryptfs_flush()

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.yuz extended stable tree 
which can be found at:;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

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From bfec717b26c32c6055a3b43d40e7bd6bf2287dcb Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Tyler Hicks <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:38:00 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] eCryptfs: Call lower ->flush() from ecryptfs_flush()

commit 64e6651dcc10e9d2cc6230208a8e6c2cfd19ae18 upstream.

Since eCryptfs only calls fput() on the lower file in
ecryptfs_release(), eCryptfs should call the lower filesystem's
->flush() from ecryptfs_flush().

If the lower filesystem implements ->flush(), then eCryptfs should try
to flush out any dirty pages prior to calling the lower ->flush(). If
the lower filesystem does not implement ->flush(), then eCryptfs has no
need to do anything in ecryptfs_flush() since dirty pages are now
written out to the lower filesystem in ecryptfs_release().

Signed-off-by: Tyler Hicks <>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <>
 fs/ecryptfs/file.c |   10 ++++++++--
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)



diff --git a/fs/ecryptfs/file.c b/fs/ecryptfs/file.c
index 44ce5c6..d45ba45 100644
--- a/fs/ecryptfs/file.c
+++ b/fs/ecryptfs/file.c
@@ -275,8 +275,14 @@  out:

 static int ecryptfs_flush(struct file *file, fl_owner_t td)
-	return file->f_mode & FMODE_WRITE
-	       ? filemap_write_and_wait(file->f_mapping) : 0;
+	struct file *lower_file = ecryptfs_file_to_lower(file);
+	if (lower_file->f_op && lower_file->f_op->flush) {
+		filemap_write_and_wait(file->f_mapping);
+		return lower_file->f_op->flush(lower_file, td);
+	}
+	return 0;

 static int ecryptfs_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)