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From: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
To: Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>, linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 12/22] inotify: report both events on parent and child with single callback
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 17:17:36 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200716151736.GG5022@quack2.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAOQ4uxjFcGGw8Dr+57cwBgpdThpoZrMP-AQvPO9Gn8Lv-V8vvA@mail.gmail.com>

On Thu 16-07-20 17:25:27, Amir Goldstein wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 3:52 PM Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu 16-07-20 11:42:20, Amir Goldstein wrote:
> > > fsnotify usually calls inotify_handle_event() once for watching parent
> > > to report event with child's name and once for watching child to report
> > > event without child's name.
> > >
> > > Do the same thing with a single callback instead of two callbacks when
> > > marks iterator contains both inode and child entries.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>
> >
> > Another idea for possible future cleanup here: Everybody except for
> > fanotify cares only about inode marks and reporting both parent and child
> > only complicates things for them (and I can imagine bugs being created by
> > in-kernel fsnotify users because they misunderstand inode-vs-child mark
> > types etc.). So maybe we can create another fsnotify_group operation
> > similar to ->handle_event but with simpler signature for these simple
> > notification handlers and send_to_group() will take care of translating
> > the complex fsnotify() call into a sequence of these simple callbacks.
> >
> 
> Yeh we could do that.
> But then it's not every day that a new in-kernel fsnotify_group is added...

Definitely. But then we often do not notice when it is added (to review the
usage) or when e.g. audit decides to tweak its event mask and things
suddently subtly break for it...

								Honza
-- 
Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-16 15:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-16  8:42 [PATCH v5 00/22] fanotify events with name info Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 01/22] fanotify: generalize the handling of extra event flags Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 02/22] fanotify: generalize merge logic of events on dir Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 03/22] fanotify: distinguish between fid encode error and null fid Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 04/22] fanotify: generalize test for FAN_REPORT_FID Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 05/22] fanotify: mask out special event flags from ignored mask Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 06/22] fanotify: prepare for implicit event flags in mark mask Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 07/22] fanotify: use FAN_EVENT_ON_CHILD as implicit flag on sb/mount/non-dir marks Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 08/22] fsnotify: add object type "child" to object type iterator Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 09/22] fanotify: use struct fanotify_info to parcel the variable size buffer Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 10/22] fanotify: no external fh buffer in fanotify_name_event Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 12:44   ` Jan Kara
2020-07-16 13:30     ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 11/22] dnotify: report both events on parent and child with single callback Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 12/22] inotify: " Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 12:52   ` Jan Kara
2020-07-16 14:25     ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 15:17       ` Jan Kara [this message]
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 13/22] fanotify: " Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 14/22] fsnotify: send event to " Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 15/22] fsnotify: send event with parent/name info to sb/mount/non-dir marks Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 17:01   ` Jan Kara
2020-07-16 17:20     ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 17:57       ` Jan Kara
2020-07-16 18:42         ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 22:34           ` Jan Kara
2020-07-17  3:49             ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 16/22] fsnotify: remove check that source dentry is positive Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 13:13   ` Jan Kara
2020-07-16 13:29     ` Jan Kara
2020-07-16 13:54       ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 14:06         ` Jan Kara
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 17/22] fsnotify: send MOVE_SELF event with parent/name info Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 13:45   ` Jan Kara
2020-07-16 13:59     ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 14:10       ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 15:57         ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 18/22] fanotify: add basic support for FAN_REPORT_DIR_FID Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 19/22] fanotify: report events with parent dir fid to sb/mount/non-dir marks Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 20/22] fanotify: add support for FAN_REPORT_NAME Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 21/22] fanotify: report parent fid + name + child fid Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 15:59   ` Jan Kara
2020-07-16 16:08     ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16  8:42 ` [PATCH v5 22/22] fanotify: report parent fid " Amir Goldstein
2020-07-16 17:13 ` [PATCH v5 00/22] fanotify events with name info Jan Kara

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