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From: Kevin Wolf <kwolf@redhat.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 11:28:41 -0400
Subject: [CHANGE 3/3] block/raw-posix: Open file descriptor O_RDWR to work
 around glibc posix_fallocate emulation issue.
To: rhvirt-patches@redhat.com,
    jen@redhat.com

RH-Author: Kevin Wolf <kwolf@redhat.com>
Message-id: <1464002921-1079-2-git-send-email-kwolf@redhat.com>
Patchwork-id: 70425
O-Subject: [RHEL-7.3 qemu-kvm PATCH 1/1] block/raw-posix: Open file descriptor O_RDWR to work around glibc posix_fallocate emulation issue.
Bugzilla: 1268345
RH-Acked-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
RH-Acked-by: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>
RH-Acked-by: Richard Jones <rjones@redhat.com>

From: "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones@redhat.com>

The following command fails on an NFS mountpoint:

  $ qemu-img create -f qcow2 -o preallocation=falloc disk.img 262144
  Formatting 'disk.img', fmt=qcow2 size=262144 encryption=off cluster_size=65536 preallocation='falloc' lazy_refcounts=off
  qemu-img: disk.img: Could not preallocate data for the new file: Bad file descriptor

The reason turns out to be because NFS doesn't support the
posix_fallocate call.  glibc emulates it instead.  However glibc's
emulation involves using the pread(2) syscall.  The pread syscall
fails with EBADF if the file descriptor is opened without the read
open-flag (ie. open (..., O_WRONLY)).

I contacted glibc upstream about this, and their response is here:

  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1265196#c9

There are two possible fixes: Use Linux fallocate directly, or (this
fix) work around the problem in qemu by opening the file with O_RDWR
instead of O_WRONLY.

Signed-off-by: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Jeff Cody <jcody@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <eblake@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Kevin Wolf <kwolf@redhat.com>
(cherry picked from commit 73ba05d936e82fe01b2b2cf987bf3aecb4792af5)
Signed-off-by: Jeff E. Nelson <jen@redhat.com>
---
 block/raw-posix.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/block/raw-posix.c b/block/raw-posix.c
index 1f5275f..92fcb6c 100644
--- a/block/raw-posix.c
+++ b/block/raw-posix.c
@@ -1265,7 +1265,7 @@ static int raw_create(const char *filename, QEMUOptionParameter *options,
         options++;
     }
 
-    fd = qemu_open(filename, O_WRONLY | O_CREAT | O_TRUNC | O_BINARY,
+    fd = qemu_open(filename, O_RDWR | O_CREAT | O_TRUNC | O_BINARY,
                    0644);
     if (fd < 0) {
         result = -errno;
-- 
2.5.5