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From: Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx>
To: Peter Staubach <staubach@redhat.com>
Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] enhanced ESTALE error handling
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 09:14:44 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080118161443.GB20490@parisc-linux.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4790C761.1010603@redhat.com>

On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:36:01AM -0500, Peter Staubach wrote:
> @@ -1025,12 +1027,27 @@ static int fastcall link_path_walk(const
>  	mntget(save.mnt);
>  
>  	result = __link_path_walk(name, nd);
> -	if (result == -ESTALE) {
> +	while (result == -ESTALE) {
> +		/*
> +		 * If no progress was made looking up the pathname,
> +		 * then stop and return ENOENT instead of ESTALE.
> +		 */
> +		if (nd->dentry == save.dentry) {
> +			result = -ENOENT;
> +			break;
> +		}
>  		*nd = save;
>  		dget(nd->dentry);
>  		mntget(nd->mnt);
>  		nd->flags |= LOOKUP_REVAL;
>  		result = __link_path_walk(name, nd);
> +		/*
> +		 * If no progress was made this time, then return
> +		 * ENOENT instead of ESTALE because no recovery
> +		 * is possible to recover the stale file handle.
> +		 */
> +		if (result == -ESTALE && nd->dentry == save.dentry)
> +			result = -ENOENT;
>  	}
>  
>  	dput(save.dentry);

Why do you need both of these tests?  The first one should be enough,
surely?

> @@ -1268,8 +1285,8 @@ int path_lookup_open(int dfd, const char
>   * @create_mode: create intent flags
>   */
>  static int path_lookup_create(int dfd, const char *name,
> -			      unsigned int lookup_flags, struct nameidata *nd,
> -			      int open_flags, int create_mode)
> +		unsigned int lookup_flags, struct nameidata *nd,
> +		int open_flags, int create_mode)

Gratuitous reformatting?

> @@ -1712,7 +1729,10 @@ int open_namei(int dfd, const char *path
>  	int acc_mode, error;
>  	struct path path;
>  	struct dentry *dir;
> -	int count = 0;
> +	int count;
> +
> +top:
> +	count = 0;
>  
>  	acc_mode = ACC_MODE(flag);
>  
> @@ -1739,7 +1759,8 @@ int open_namei(int dfd, const char *path
>  	/*
>  	 * Create - we need to know the parent.
>  	 */
> -	error = path_lookup_create(dfd,pathname,LOOKUP_PARENT,nd,flag,mode);
> +	error = path_lookup_create(dfd, pathname, LOOKUP_PARENT, nd,
> +				flag, mode);
>  	if (error)
>  		return error;
>  
> @@ -1812,10 +1833,17 @@ ok:
>  	return 0;
>  
>  exit_dput:
> +	if (error == -ESTALE)
> +		d_drop(path.dentry);
>  	dput_path(&path, nd);
>  exit:
>  	if (!IS_ERR(nd->intent.open.file))
>  		release_open_intent(nd);
> +	if (error == -ESTALE) {
> +		d_drop(nd->dentry);
> +		path_release(nd);
> +		goto top;
> +	}

I wonder if a tail-call might not work better here.

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  reply	other threads:[~2008-01-18 16:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-18 15:36 Peter Staubach
2008-01-18 16:14 ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2008-01-18 16:45   ` Peter Staubach
2008-01-18 17:18     ` J. Bruce Fields
2008-01-18 17:32       ` Peter Staubach
2008-02-01 20:57 ` [PATCH 1/3] enhanced lookup ESTALE error handling (v2) Peter Staubach
2008-03-10 20:23   ` [PATCH 1/3] enhanced lookup ESTALE error handling (v3) Peter Staubach
2008-03-10 21:38     ` Andrew Morton
2008-03-10 22:03       ` Miklos Szeredi
2008-03-10 22:19         ` Dave Hansen
2008-03-11  4:12           ` Andrew Morton

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