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Re: `svn co` creates files with wrong permissions

From: Daniel Näslund <daniel_at_longitudo.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 19:53:00 +0100

> We may want to look for more places where temporary files end up being
> installed in the working copy and make sure to always set permissions
> properly. Anyone up for a bite-sized task like this? Scanning the code
> or use of temporary files should give anticipating developers lots of
> opportunity to learn.

I took the bait! Started grepping and thought that I might just as well
keep what I've found here as on my hard drive.

On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 11:13:44AM +0100, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> >
> > This happens because we now use mkstemp() to create temporary files
> > in many places, and mkstemp() locks down permissions to 0600. The temp
> > file is then copied to the working copy and permissions aren't adjusted.
> > So the (very old) bug you ran into is that instead of adjusting permissions,
> > svn is using the permissions of the tempfile unaltered, even though those
> > permissions might not make sense in the WC.
> > Note that on win32 all files inherit their perms from their parent
> > folder and we have no way to override this yet. So this problem only
> > happens on UNIX.

I found that the mkstemp system call is passed up this way:

svn_io_write_unique(), svn_stream_open_unique()

I assume that I need not to concern myself with the permissions of files
stored in the adm area? They are subject to fast change and should not
be accessed directly by the user anyway, right?

I'm not really sure how the loggy mechanism works. I have assumed that
it's like a journal of what has been done to be used for undoing things.
Like how ext3 and a database works. Correct?

So the places in libsvn_wc that uses svn_io_open_unique_file3:

* adm_files.c
  (svn_wc_create_tmp_file2): OK. Depreceated. In the adm area.

* merge.c
  (detranslate_wc_file): Uses mkstemp perms.
  (maybe_update_target_eols): Uses mkstemp perms.
  (preserve_pre_merge_files) OK. Copies permissions.

* translate.c
  (svn_wc__internal_translated_file): Uses mkstemp perms.
    May be depreceated says comment.

* diff.c
  (get_empty_file): OK. A cached file in the edit_baton to be reused for
    different purposes.

svn_stream_open_unique is used here:

* adm_crawler.c
  (restore_file): Uses mkstemp perms.

* props.c
  (loggy_write_properties): OK(?). I haven't really grasped the loggy
    functionality yet. It creates a file for holding properties. I
    assume that it's in the adm area.

  (open_reject_tmp_stream): OK(?). Assume this is the the stream for a
    tmp file in adm area.

* update_editor.c
  (get_empty_tmp_file): OK(?). The tmp area of .svn.
  (add_file_with_history): Uses mkstemp perms.
  (svn_wc_add_repos_file4): OK.

* merge.c
  (eval_conflict_func_result): Uses mkstemp perms. Saves the resulting
    three way diff after the conflict resolution callback has done it's

* conflicts.c
  (resolve_conflict_on_node): Uses mkstemp perms. Write diff3 to the
    newly created stream.

* diff.c
  (apply_textdelta): OK. Created in admin area.

svn_subst_copy_and_translate3() is used here:

* merge.c
  (detranslate_wc_file): Uses mkstemp perms.
  (maybe_update_target_eols): Uses mkstemp perms.

* translate.c
  (svn_wc__internal_translated_file): Uses mkstemp perms.

* log.c
  (file_xfer_under_path): OK.

* workqueue.c
  (copy_and_translate): Not sure. The workqueue is something very
    mysterious to me.

I've found nine places where the umask is not honoured and the 0600 of
mkstemp is used instead.


Received on 2009-11-01 19:53:17 CET

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