eCryptfs: Make truncate path killable

Bug #947270 reported by Colin Ian King on 2012-03-05
This bug affects 1 person
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linux (Ubuntu)
Colin Ian King

Bug Description

Natty SRU:

SRU justification:


ecryptfs_write() does not detect a pending fatal signal which means
write operations cannot be interrupted which is problematic when
truncating a file to several GB as one has to wait for this operation
to complete.


Upstream commit 5e6f0d769017cc49207ef56996e42363ec26c1f0


Truncating a non-existent file to several GB and sending it
SIGINT will not respond until complete which can take a long
time on a slow device. With this fix, SIGINT is far more
responsive as expected.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Colin King (colin-king)

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2012-03-05
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Colin Ian King (colin-king) wrote :

verified on 2.6.38-14.58 -proposed with ext2, ext3, ext4, xfs, btrfs lower file systems.

tags: added: verification-done-natty
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.38-14.58

linux (2.6.38-14.58) natty-proposed; urgency=low

  [Luis Henriques]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #965346

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * [Config] restore build-% shortcut

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * eCryptfs: Make truncate path killable
    - LP: #947270
  * bsg: fix sysfs link remove warning
    - LP: #946928
  * regset: Prevent null pointer reference on readonly regsets
    - LP: #949905
    - CVE-2012-1097
  * regset: Return -EFAULT, not -EIO, on host-side memory fault
    - LP: #949905
    - CVE-2012-1097
  * mm: memcg: Correct unregistring of events attached to the same eventfd
    - LP: #952828
    - CVE-2012-1146
  * KVM: Remove ability to assign a device without iommu support
    - LP: #897812
    - CVE-2011-4347
  * eCryptfs: Copy up lower inode attrs after setting lower xattr
  * eCryptfs: Handle failed metadata read in lookup
    - LP: #509180
  * eCryptfs: Improve statfs reporting
    - LP: #885744
  * KVM: x86: extend "struct x86_emulate_ops" with "get_cpuid"
    - LP: #917842
    - CVE-2012-0045
  * KVM: x86: fix missing checks in syscall emulation
    - LP: #917842
    - CVE-2012-0045
 -- Luis Henriques <email address hidden> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:28:22 +0100

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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