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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: Dave Hansen <haveblue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, hch@lst.de,
	viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk, viro@ftp.linux.org.uk,
	miklos@szeredi.hu
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 06/30] make open_namei() return a filp
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 00:09:10 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080209050910.GE1428@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080208222654.5DD25B27@kernel>

On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 02:26:54PM -0800, Dave Hansen wrote:
> 
> open_namei() will, in the future, need to take mount write counts
> over its creation and truncation (via may_open()) operations.  It
> needs to keep these write counts until any potential filp that is
> created gets __fput()'d.
> 
> This gets complicated in the error handling and becomes very murky
> as to how far open_namei() actually got, and whether or not that
> mount write count was taken.
> 
> Creating the filps inside of open_namei() lets us shift the write
> count to be taken and released along with the filp.  We can hold
> a temporary write count during those creation and truncation
> operations, then release them once the write for the filp has
> been established.
> 
> Any caller who gets a 'struct file' back must consider that filp
> instantiated and fput() it normally.  The callers no longer
> have to worry about ever manually releasing a mnt write count.

This patch description is not correct anymore, open_namei is actually
gone with this patch as it got merged into do_filp_open.


  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-09  5:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-08 22:26 [RFC][PATCH 00/30] Read-only bind mounts (-mm resend) Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 01/30] reiserfs: eliminate private use of struct file in xattr Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 02/30] hppfs pass vfsmount to dentry_open() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 03/30] check for null vfsmount in dentry_open() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 04/30] fix up new filp allocators Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 05/30] do namei_flags calculation inside open_namei() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 06/30] make open_namei() return a filp Dave Hansen
2008-02-09  5:09   ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 07/30] r/o bind mounts: stub functions Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 08/30] r/o bind mounts: create helper to drop file write access Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:26 ` [RFC][PATCH 09/30] r/o bind mounts: drop write during emergency remount Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 10/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for vfs_rmdir() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 11/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for callers of vfs_mkdir() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 12/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate mnt_writers for unlink callers Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 13/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for xattr_permission() callers Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 14/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for ncp_ioctl() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 15/30] r/o bind mounts: write counts for time functions Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 16/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for do_utimes() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 17/30] r/o bind mounts: write count for file_update_time() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 18/30] r/o bind mounts: write counts for link/symlink Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 19/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for ioctls() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 20/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for open()s Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 21/30] r/o bind mounts: get write access for vfs_rename() callers Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 22/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate write count for chmod/chown callers Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 23/30] r/o bind mounts: write counts for truncate() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 24/30] r/o bind mounts: elevate count for xfs timestamp updates Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 25/30] r/o bind mounts: make access() use new r/o helper Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 26/30] r/o bind mounts: check mnt instead of superblock directly Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 27/30] r/o bind mounts: get callers of vfs_mknod/create() Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 28/30] r/o bind mounts: track numbers of writers to mounts Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 29/30] r/o bind mounts: honor mount writer counts at remount Dave Hansen
2008-02-08 22:27 ` [RFC][PATCH 30/30] r/o bind mounts: debugging for missed calls Dave Hansen
2008-02-09  6:39 ` [RFC][PATCH 00/30] Read-only bind mounts (-mm resend) Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-09  7:57 ` Al Viro
2008-02-12  5:06 ` Christoph Hellwig

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