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From: Roland Dreier <rdreier@cisco.com>
To: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com>,
	kvm-devel@lists.sourceforge.net,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH/RFC 1/2] anon-inodes: Remove fd_install() from anon_inode_getfd()
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:14:24 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <adabq62yx5r.fsf@cisco.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0802271138170.377@alien.or.mcafeemobile.com> (Davide Libenzi's message of "Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:41:24 -0800 (PST)")

 > > The anonymous inodes interface anon_inode_getfd() calls fd_install()
 > > for the newly created fd, which does not work for some use cases where
 > > the caller must do futher initialization before exposing the file to
 > > userspace.  This is also probably not the safest interface, since the
 > > caller must be sure that it is OK if userspace closes the fd before
 > > anon_inode_getfd() even returns.
 > 
 > I believe Al changed the interface to not give out inode* and file*, *and* 
 > call fd_install() inside it. I'd slightly prefer Al version, although I 
 > don't see any major problems in this one too.

Any pointer to that patch?  A web search for "viro" and
"anon_inode_getfd" doesn't turn up anything likely looking.

 - R.

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-27 20:14 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 [this message]
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                   ` [kvm-devel] " Avi Kivity
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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