Description of problem:
The change of ENOENT to ESTALE in the fuse bridge in 59629f1da9dca670d5dcc6425f7f89b3e96b46bf has broken the get_real_filename implementation over fuse:
get_real_filename is implemented as a virtual extended attribute to help Samba implement the case-insensitive but case preserving SMB protocol more efficiently. It is implemented as a getxattr call on the parent directory with the virtual key of "get_real_filename:<entryname>" by looking for a spelling with different case for the provided file/dir name (<entryname>) and returning this correct spelling as a result if the entry is found.
Originally (05aaec645a6262d431486eb5ac7cd702646cfcfb), the implementation used the ENOENT errno to return the authoritative answer that <entryname> does not exist in any case folding.
Now this implementation is actually a violation or misuse of the defined API for the getxattr call which returns ENOENT for the case that the dir that the call is made against does not exist and ENOATTR (or the synonym ENODATA) for the case that the xattr does not exist.
This was not a problem until the gluster fuse-bridge was changed to do map ENOENT to ESTALE in 59629f1da9dca670d5dcc6425f7f89b3e96b46bf, after which we the getxattr call for get_real_filename returned an ESTALE instead of ENOENT breaking the expectation in Samba.
(It is an independent problem that ESTALE should not leak out to user space but is intended to trigger retries between fuse and gluster. My theory is that the leaking happens because of the wrong use of ESTALE here: the parent directory exists in this case, and there is nothing stale....)
But nevertheless, the semantics seem to be incorrect here and should be changed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
master and version 6
Steps to Reproduce:
On a gluster fuse mount, run `getfattr -n glusterfs.get_real_filename:file-that-does-not-exist /path/to/fuse/mount/some-subdir`.
This shows the ESTALE error.
It shows ENONET.
REVIEW: https://review.gluster.org/22925 ([RFC] change get_real_filename implementation to use ENOATTR instead of ENOENT) posted (#1) for review on master by Michael Adam
Corresponding changes to Samba are already written and will be posted to Samba.
REVIEW: https://review.gluster.org/22925 ([RFC] change get_real_filename implementation to use ENOATTR instead of ENOENT) merged (#2) on master by Amar Tumballi