UBIFS: prepare to fix a horrid bug

Al Viro pointed me to the fact that '->readdir()' and '->llseek()' have no
mutual exclusion, which means the 'ubifs_dir_llseek()' can be run while we are
in the middle of 'ubifs_readdir()'.

First of all, this means that 'file->private_data' can be freed while
'ubifs_readdir()' uses it.  But this particular patch does not fix the problem.
This patch is only a preparation, and the fix will follow next.

In this patch we make 'ubifs_readdir()' stop using 'file->f_pos' directly,
because 'file->f_pos' can be changed by '->llseek()' at any point. This may
lead 'ubifs_readdir()' to returning inconsistent data: directory entry names
may correspond to incorrect file positions.

So here we introduce a local variable 'pos', read 'file->f_pose' once at very
the beginning, and then stick to 'pos'. The result of this is that when
'ubifs_dir_llseek()' changes 'file->f_pos' while we are in the middle of
'ubifs_readdir()', the latter "wins".

Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Reported-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Tested-by: Artem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
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