fanotify: fix -EOVERFLOW with large files on 64-bit

On 64-bit systems, O_LARGEFILE is automatically added to flags inside
the open() syscall (also openat(), blkdev_open(), etc).  Userspace
therefore defines O_LARGEFILE to be 0 - you can use it, but it's a
no-op.  Everything should be O_LARGEFILE by default.

But: when fanotify does create_fd() it uses dentry_open(), which skips
all that.  And userspace can't set O_LARGEFILE in fanotify_init()
because it's defined to 0.  So if fanotify gets an event regarding a
large file, the read() will just fail with -EOVERFLOW.

This patch adds O_LARGEFILE to fanotify_init()'s event_f_flags on 64-bit
systems, using the same test as open()/openat()/etc.


Signed-off-by: Will Woods <>
Acked-by: Eric Paris <>
Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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