[PATCH v4 2/5] fs: Add fchmodat2()

Alexey Gladkov legion at kernel.org
Wed Jul 12 02:16:04 AEST 2023

On the userspace side fchmodat(3) is implemented as a wrapper
function which implements the POSIX-specified interface. This
interface differs from the underlying kernel system call, which does not
have a flags argument. Most implementations require procfs [1][2].

There doesn't appear to be a good userspace workaround for this issue
but the implementation in the kernel is pretty straight-forward.

The new fchmodat2() syscall allows to pass the AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW flag,
unlike existing fchmodat.

[1] https://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=blob;f=sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/fchmodat.c;h=17eca54051ee28ba1ec3f9aed170a62630959143;hb=a492b1e5ef7ab50c6fdd4e4e9879ea5569ab0a6c#l35
[2] https://git.musl-libc.org/cgit/musl/tree/src/stat/fchmodat.c?id=718f363bc2067b6487900eddc9180c84e7739f80#n28

Co-developed-by: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer at sifive.com>
Signed-off-by: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer at sifive.com>
Signed-off-by: Alexey Gladkov <legion at kernel.org>
Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
 fs/open.c                | 18 ++++++++++++++----
 include/linux/syscalls.h |  2 ++
 2 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/open.c b/fs/open.c
index 0c55c8e7f837..39a7939f0d00 100644
--- a/fs/open.c
+++ b/fs/open.c
@@ -671,11 +671,11 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE2(fchmod, unsigned int, fd, umode_t, mode)
 	return err;
-static int do_fchmodat(int dfd, const char __user *filename, umode_t mode)
+static int do_fchmodat(int dfd, const char __user *filename, umode_t mode, int lookup_flags)
 	struct path path;
 	int error;
-	unsigned int lookup_flags = LOOKUP_FOLLOW;
 	error = user_path_at(dfd, filename, lookup_flags, &path);
 	if (!error) {
@@ -689,15 +689,25 @@ static int do_fchmodat(int dfd, const char __user *filename, umode_t mode)
 	return error;
+SYSCALL_DEFINE4(fchmodat2, int, dfd, const char __user *, filename,
+		umode_t, mode, int, flags)
+	if (unlikely(flags & ~AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	return do_fchmodat(dfd, filename, mode,
 SYSCALL_DEFINE3(fchmodat, int, dfd, const char __user *, filename,
 		umode_t, mode)
-	return do_fchmodat(dfd, filename, mode);
+	return do_fchmodat(dfd, filename, mode, LOOKUP_FOLLOW);
 SYSCALL_DEFINE2(chmod, const char __user *, filename, umode_t, mode)
-	return do_fchmodat(AT_FDCWD, filename, mode);
+	return do_fchmodat(AT_FDCWD, filename, mode, LOOKUP_FOLLOW);
diff --git a/include/linux/syscalls.h b/include/linux/syscalls.h
index 584f404bf868..6e852279fbc3 100644
--- a/include/linux/syscalls.h
+++ b/include/linux/syscalls.h
@@ -440,6 +440,8 @@ asmlinkage long sys_chroot(const char __user *filename);
 asmlinkage long sys_fchmod(unsigned int fd, umode_t mode);
 asmlinkage long sys_fchmodat(int dfd, const char __user *filename,
 			     umode_t mode);
+asmlinkage long sys_fchmodat2(int dfd, const char __user *filename,
+			     umode_t mode, int flags);
 asmlinkage long sys_fchownat(int dfd, const char __user *filename, uid_t user,
 			     gid_t group, int flag);
 asmlinkage long sys_fchown(unsigned int fd, uid_t user, gid_t group);

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