Commit b6c8069d authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds
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vfs: remove LOOKUP_NO_AUTOMOUNT flag

That flag no longer makes sense, since we don't look up automount points
as eagerly any more.  Additionally, it turns out that the NO_AUTOMOUNT
handling was buggy to begin with: it would avoid automounting even for
cases where we really *needed* to do the automount handling, and could
return ENOENT for autofs entries that hadn't been instantiated yet.

With our new non-eager automount semantics, one discussion has been
about adding a AT_AUTOMOUNT flag to vfs_fstatat (and thus the
newfstatat() and fstatat64() system calls), but it's probably not worth
it: you can always force at least directory automounting by simply
adding the final '/' to the filename, which works for *all* of the stat
family system calls, old and new.

So AT_NO_AUTOMOUNT (and thus LOOKUP_NO_AUTOMOUNT) really were just a
result of our bad default behavior.
Acked-by: default avatarIan Kent <>
Acked-by: default avatarTrond Myklebust <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 815d405c
......@@ -721,12 +721,6 @@ static int follow_automount(struct path *path, unsigned flags,
if (!path->dentry->d_op || !path->dentry->d_op->d_automount)
return -EREMOTE;
/* We don't want to mount if someone supplied AT_NO_AUTOMOUNT
* and this is the terminal part of the path.
if ((flags & LOOKUP_NO_AUTOMOUNT) && !(flags & LOOKUP_PARENT))
return -EISDIR; /* we actually want to stop here */
/* We don't want to mount if someone's just doing a stat -
* unless they're stat'ing a directory and appended a '/' to
* the name.
......@@ -81,8 +81,6 @@ int vfs_fstatat(int dfd, const char __user *filename, struct kstat *stat,
if (!(flag & AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW))
lookup_flags |= LOOKUP_FOLLOW;
if (flag & AT_NO_AUTOMOUNT)
lookup_flags |= LOOKUP_NO_AUTOMOUNT;
if (flag & AT_EMPTY_PATH)
lookup_flags |= LOOKUP_EMPTY;
......@@ -53,7 +53,7 @@ enum {LAST_NORM, LAST_ROOT, LAST_DOT, LAST_DOTDOT, LAST_BIND};
#define LOOKUP_PARENT 0x0010
#define LOOKUP_REVAL 0x0020
#define LOOKUP_RCU 0x0040
#define LOOKUP_NO_AUTOMOUNT 0x0080
* Intent data
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