Commit 815d405c authored by Trond Myklebust's avatar Trond Myklebust Committed by Linus Torvalds
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VFS: Fix the remaining automounter semantics regressions

The concensus seems to be that system calls such as stat() etc should
not trigger an automount.  Neither should the l* versions.

This patch therefore adds a LOOKUP_AUTOMOUNT flag to tag those lookups
that _should_ trigger an automount on the last path element.
Signed-off-by: default avatarTrond Myklebust <>
[ Edited to leave out the cases that are already covered by LOOKUP_OPEN,
  LOOKUP_DIRECTORY and LOOKUP_CREATE - all of which also fundamentally
  force automounting for their own reasons   - Linus ]
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent d94c177b
......@@ -1757,7 +1757,7 @@ static int do_loopback(struct path *path, char *old_name,
return err;
if (!old_name || !*old_name)
return -EINVAL;
err = kern_path(old_name, LOOKUP_FOLLOW, &old_path);
err = kern_path(old_name, LOOKUP_FOLLOW|LOOKUP_AUTOMOUNT, &old_path);
if (err)
return err;
......@@ -2798,7 +2798,7 @@ static struct dentry *nfs_follow_remote_path(struct vfsmount *root_mnt,
goto out_put_mnt_ns;
ret = vfs_path_lookup(root_mnt->mnt_root, root_mnt,
export_path, LOOKUP_FOLLOW, &path);
......@@ -355,7 +355,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE4(quotactl, unsigned int, cmd, const char __user *, special,
* resolution (think about autofs) and thus deadlocks could arise.
if (cmds == Q_QUOTAON) {
ret = user_path_at(AT_FDCWD, addr, LOOKUP_FOLLOW, &path);
ret = user_path_at(AT_FDCWD, addr, LOOKUP_FOLLOW|LOOKUP_AUTOMOUNT, &path);
if (ret)
pathp = ERR_PTR(ret);
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