Introduce cifs_copy_file_range()

The earlier changes to copy range for cifs unintentionally disabled the more
common form of server side copy.

The patch introduces the file_operations helper cifs_copy_file_range()
which is used by the syscall copy_file_range. The new file operations
helper allows us to perform server side copies for SMB2.0 and 2.1
servers as well as SMB 3.0+ servers which do not support the ioctl

The new helper uses the ioctl FSCTL_SRV_COPYCHUNK_WRITE to perform
server side copies. The helper is called by vfs_copy_file_range() only
once an attempt to clone the file using the ioctl

Signed-off-by: Sachin Prabhu <>
Reviewed-by: Pavel Shilovsky <>
CC: Stable  <>
Signed-off-by: Steve French <>
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