Patchwork [008/270] eCryptfs: Write out all dirty pages just before releasing the lower file

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Nov. 26, 2012, 4:54 p.m.
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Nov. 26, 2012, 4:54 p.m.
3.5.7u1 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Tyler Hicks <>

commit 7149f2558d5b5b988726662fe58b1c388337805b upstream.

Fixes a regression caused by:

821f749 eCryptfs: Revert to a writethrough cache model

That patch reverted some code (specifically, 32001d6f) that was
necessary to properly handle open() -> mmap() -> close() -> dirty pages
-> munmap(), because the lower file could be closed before the dirty
pages are written out.

Rather than reapplying 32001d6f, this approach is a better way of
ensuring that the lower file is still open in order to handle writing
out the dirty pages. It is called from ecryptfs_release(), while we have
a lock on the lower file pointer, just before the lower file gets the
final fput() and we overwrite the pointer.

Signed-off-by: Tyler Hicks <>
Reported-by: Artemy Tregubenko <>
Tested-by: Artemy Tregubenko <>
Tested-by: Colin Ian King <>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <>
 fs/ecryptfs/main.c |    1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)


diff --git a/fs/ecryptfs/main.c b/fs/ecryptfs/main.c
index df217dc..c2a9c39 100644
--- a/fs/ecryptfs/main.c
+++ b/fs/ecryptfs/main.c
@@ -162,6 +162,7 @@  void ecryptfs_put_lower_file(struct inode *inode)
 	inode_info = ecryptfs_inode_to_private(inode);
 	if (atomic_dec_and_mutex_lock(&inode_info->lower_file_count,
 				      &inode_info->lower_file_mutex)) {
+		filemap_write_and_wait(inode->i_mapping);
 		inode_info->lower_file = NULL;