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From: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com>
To: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
Cc: Roland Dreier <rdreier@cisco.com>,
	kvm-devel@lists.sourceforge.net,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Subject: Re: [kvm-devel] [PATCH/RFC 1/2] anon-inodes: Remove fd_install() from anon_inode_getfd()
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 11:32:46 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47CE68BE.7000201@qumranet.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0802281245580.7660@alien.or.mcafeemobile.com>

Davide Libenzi wrote:
>> I think that may be a bit cleaner than Al's approach, but it still
>> leaves the same trap that create_vcpu_fd() falls into.  The current
>> code is:
>>
>> static int create_vcpu_fd(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
>> {
>> 	int fd, r;
>> 	struct inode *inode;
>> 	struct file *file;
>>
>> 	r = anon_inode_getfd(&fd, &inode, &file,
>> 			     "kvm-vcpu", &kvm_vcpu_fops, vcpu);
>> 	if (r)
>> 		return r;
>> 	atomic_inc(&vcpu->kvm->filp->f_count);
>> 	return fd;
>> }
>>
>> and with your proposal, the natural way to write that becomes:
>>
>> static int create_vcpu_fd(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
>> {
>> 	int fd, r;
>>
>> 	r = anon_inode_getfd(&fd, NULL,
>> 			     "kvm-vcpu", &kvm_vcpu_fops, vcpu);
>> 	if (r)
>> 		return r;
>> 	atomic_inc(&vcpu->kvm->filp->f_count);
>> 	return fd;
>> }
>>     
>
> I don't know KVM code, but can't the "private_data" setup be completed 
> before calling anon_inode_getfd()?
>   

Creating the fd is the last thing done when creating a vcpu.

> Or ...
>
> static int create_vcpu_fd(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
> {
> 	int fd, r;
>
> 	get_file(vcpu->kvm->filp);
> 	r = anon_inode_getfd(&fd, NULL,
> 			     "kvm-vcpu", &kvm_vcpu_fops, vcpu);
> 	if (r) {
> 		fput(vcpu->kvm->filp);
> 		return r;
> 	}
> 	return fd;
> }
>   

This seems reasonable.

-- 
Do not meddle in the internals of kernels, for they are subtle and quick to panic.


  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-05  9:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20080225191043.GA32342@lst.de>
2008-02-27 19:16 ` Roland Dreier
2008-02-27 19:18   ` [PATCH 2/2] IB/uverbs: Use anonymous inodes instead of private filesystem Roland Dreier
2008-02-27 19:20   ` [PATCH/RFC 1/2] anon-inodes: Remove fd_install() from anon_inode_getfd() Avi Kivity
2008-02-27 19:41   ` Davide Libenzi
2008-02-27 20:14     ` Roland Dreier
2008-02-27 20:30       ` Davide Libenzi
2008-02-27 21:05         ` Roland Dreier
2008-02-27 23:42           ` Roland Dreier
2008-02-28  7:52             ` Avi Kivity
2008-02-28 20:04             ` Davide Libenzi
2008-02-28 20:24               ` Roland Dreier
2008-02-28 20:52                 ` Davide Libenzi
2008-03-05  9:32                   ` Avi Kivity [this message]
2008-03-06 15:14             ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-03-09  2:45               ` Roland Dreier
2008-03-17 10:40                 ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-03-17 10:48                   ` Avi Kivity
2008-03-09  2:46               ` Roland Dreier
2008-03-06 15:14   ` Al Viro

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