[v1,1/1] smb2: fix missing files in root share directory listing

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  • [v1,1/1] smb2: fix missing files in root share directory listing
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Aurelien Aptel May 17, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
When mounting a Windows share that is the root of a drive (eg. C$)
the server does not return . and .. directory entries. This results in
the smb2 code path erroneously skipping the 2 first entries.

Pseudo-code of the readdir() code path:

cifs_readdir(struct file, struct dir_context)
    initiate_cifs_search            <-- if no reponse cached yet

        dir_emit                    <-- adds "." and ".." if we're at pos=0

        initiate_cifs_search        <-- if pos < start of current response
                                         (restart search)
        server->ops->query_dir_next <-- if pos > end of current response
                                         (fetch next search res)

    for(...)                        <-- loops over cur response entries
                                          starting at pos
        cifs_filldir                <-- skip . and .., emit entry

A) dir_emit_dots() always adds . & ..
   and sets the current dir pos to 2 (0 and 1 are done).

Therefore we always want the index_to_find to be 2 regardless of if
the response has . and ..

B) smb1 code initializes index_of_last_entry with a +2 offset

  in cifssmb.c CIFSFindFirst():
		psrch_inf->index_of_last_entry = 2 /* skip . and .. */ +

Later in find_cifs_entry() we want to find the next dir entry at pos=2
as a result of (A)

	first_entry_in_buffer = cfile->srch_inf.index_of_last_entry -

This var is the dir pos that the first entry in the buffer will
have therefore it must be 2 in the first call.

If we don't offset index_of_last_entry by 2 (like in (B)),
first_entry_in_buffer=0 but we were instructed to get pos=2 so this
code in find_cifs_entry() skips the 2 first which is ok for non-root
shares, as it skips . and .. from the response but is not ok for root
shares where the 2 first are actual files

		pos_in_buf = index_to_find - first_entry_in_buffer;
                // pos_in_buf=2
		// we skip 2 first response entries :(
		for (i = 0; (i < (pos_in_buf)) && (cur_ent != NULL); i++) {
			/* go entry by entry figuring out which is first */
			cur_ent = nxt_dir_entry(cur_ent, end_of_smb,

C) cifs_filldir() skips . and .. so we can safely ignore them for now.

Sample program:

int main(int argc, char **argv)
	const char *path = argc >= 2 ? argv[1] : ".";
	DIR *dh;
	struct dirent *de;

	printf("listing path <%s>\n", path);
	dh = opendir(path);
	if (!dh) {
		printf("opendir error %d\n", errno);
		return 1;

	while (1) {
		de = readdir(dh);
		if (!de) {
			if (errno) {
				printf("readdir error %d\n", errno);
				return 1;
			printf("end of listing\n");
		printf("off=%lu <%s>\n", de->d_off, de->d_name);

	return 0;

Before the fix with SMB1 on root shares:

<.>            off=1
<..>           off=2
<$Recycle.Bin> off=3
<bootmgr>      off=4

and on non-root shares:

<.>    off=1
<..>   off=4  <-- after adding .., the offsets jumps to +2 because
<2536> off=5       we skipped . and .. from response buffer (C)
<411>  off=6       but still incremented pos
<file> off=7
<fsx>  off=8

Therefore the fix for smb2 is to mimic smb1 behaviour and offset the
index_of_last_entry by 2.

Test results comparing smb1 and smb2 before/after the fix on root
share, non-root shares and on large directories (ie. multi-response
dir listing):



Paulo Alcantara May 17, 2018, 3:10 p.m. | #1
Steve French <smfrench@gmail.com> writes:

> U had an earlier fix for this too but feedback I got was that we needed a
> bigger rewrite of this code path.

I agree. Perhaps we can do that in a separate patch? That is, it seems
to be an important fix that should go upstream so the users will be able
to list their shares without any missing files.

If that's not a lot of rework, then we can wait safely.

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pre-1-root VS pre-2-root:
        ERR pre-2-root is missing [bootmgr, $Recycle.Bin]
pre-1-nonroot VS pre-2-nonroot:
        OK~ same files, same order, different offsets
pre-1-nonroot-large VS pre-2-nonroot-large:
        OK~ same files, same order, different offsets

post-1-root VS post-2-root:
        OK same files, same order, same offsets
post-1-nonroot VS post-2-nonroot:
        OK same files, same order, same offsets
post-1-nonroot-large VS post-2-nonroot-large:
        OK same files, same order, same offsets

pre-1-root VS post-1-root:
        OK same files, same order, same offsets
pre-1-nonroot VS post-1-nonroot:
        OK same files, same order, same offsets

BugLink: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13107
Signed-off-by: Aurelien Aptel <aaptel@suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Paulo Alcantara <palcantara@suse.de>
 fs/cifs/smb2ops.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/cifs/smb2ops.c b/fs/cifs/smb2ops.c
index ceaa358723f0..95d3f1e080c4 100644
--- a/fs/cifs/smb2ops.c
+++ b/fs/cifs/smb2ops.c
@@ -1267,7 +1267,7 @@  smb2_query_dir_first(const unsigned int xid, struct cifs_tcon *tcon,
 	srch_inf->entries_in_buffer = 0;
-	srch_inf->index_of_last_entry = 0;
+	srch_inf->index_of_last_entry = 2;
 	rc = SMB2_query_directory(xid, tcon, fid->persistent_fid,
 				  fid->volatile_fid, 0, srch_inf);