[PATCH 2/2] afs: Fix afs_listxattr() to not list afs ACL special xattrs

David Howells dhowells at redhat.com
Thu Mar 11 14:10:30 GMT 2021

afs_listxattr() lists all the available special afs xattrs (i.e. those in
the "afs.*" space), no matter what type of server we're dealing with.  But
OpenAFS servers, for example, cannot deal with some of the extra-capable
attributes that AuriStor (YFS) servers provide.  Unfortunately, the
presence of the afs.yfs.* attributes causes errors[1] for anything that
tries to read them if the server is of the wrong type.

Fix afs_listxattr() so that it doesn't list any of the AFS ACL xattrs.  It
does mean, however, that getfattr won't list them, though they can still be
accessed with getxattr() and setxattr().

This can be tested with something like:

	getfattr -d -m ".*" /afs/example.com/path/to/file

With this change, none of the afs.* ACL attributes should be visible.

Fixes: ae46578b963f ("afs: Get YFS ACLs and information through xattrs")
Reported-by: Gaja Sophie Peters <gaja.peters at math.uni-hamburg.de>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells at redhat.com>
Tested-by: Gaja Sophie Peters <gaja.peters at math.uni-hamburg.de>
cc: linux-afs at lists.infradead.org
Link: http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-afs/2021-March/003502.html [1]

 fs/afs/xattr.c |    7 +------
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/afs/xattr.c b/fs/afs/xattr.c
index 4934e325a14a..81a6aec764cc 100644
--- a/fs/afs/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/afs/xattr.c
@@ -12,14 +12,9 @@
 #include "internal.h"
 static const char afs_xattr_list[] =
-	"afs.acl\0"
-	"afs.volume\0"
-	"afs.yfs.acl\0"
-	"afs.yfs.acl_inherited\0"
-	"afs.yfs.acl_num_cleaned\0"
-	"afs.yfs.vol_acl";
+	"afs.volume";
  * Retrieve a list of the supported xattrs.

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