Commit 75c5a52d authored by Jan Kara's avatar Jan Kara Committed by Linus Torvalds

vfs: Allocate anon_inode_inode in anon_inode_init()

Currently we allocated anon_inode_inode in anon_inodefs_mount. This is
somewhat fragile as if that function ever gets called again, it will
overwrite anon_inode_inode pointer. So move the initialization of
anon_inode_inode to anon_inode_init().
Signed-off-by: default avatarJan Kara <>
[ Further simplified on suggestion from Dave Jones ]
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent f217c44e
......@@ -41,19 +41,8 @@ static const struct dentry_operations anon_inodefs_dentry_operations = {
static struct dentry *anon_inodefs_mount(struct file_system_type *fs_type,
int flags, const char *dev_name, void *data)
struct dentry *root;
root = mount_pseudo(fs_type, "anon_inode:", NULL,
return mount_pseudo(fs_type, "anon_inode:", NULL,
&anon_inodefs_dentry_operations, ANON_INODE_FS_MAGIC);
if (!IS_ERR(root)) {
struct super_block *s = root->d_sb;
anon_inode_inode = alloc_anon_inode(s);
if (IS_ERR(anon_inode_inode)) {
root = ERR_CAST(anon_inode_inode);
return root;
static struct file_system_type anon_inode_fs_type = {
......@@ -175,18 +164,15 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(anon_inode_getfd);
static int __init anon_inode_init(void)
int error;
anon_inode_mnt = kern_mount(&anon_inode_fs_type);
if (IS_ERR(anon_inode_mnt)) {
error = PTR_ERR(anon_inode_mnt);
goto err_unregister_filesystem;
return 0;
if (IS_ERR(anon_inode_mnt))
panic("anon_inode_init() kernel mount failed (%ld)\n", PTR_ERR(anon_inode_mnt));
panic(KERN_ERR "anon_inode_init() failed (%d)\n", error);
anon_inode_inode = alloc_anon_inode(anon_inode_mnt->mnt_sb);
if (IS_ERR(anon_inode_inode))
panic("anon_inode_init() inode allocation failed (%ld)\n", PTR_ERR(anon_inode_inode));
return 0;
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