1. 23 Jun, 2006 1 commit
    • David Howells's avatar
      [PATCH] VFS: Permit filesystem to override root dentry on mount · 454e2398
      David Howells authored
      
      
      Extend the get_sb() filesystem operation to take an extra argument that
      permits the VFS to pass in the target vfsmount that defines the mountpoint.
      
      The filesystem is then required to manually set the superblock and root dentry
      pointers.  For most filesystems, this should be done with simple_set_mnt()
      which will set the superblock pointer and then set the root dentry to the
      superblock's s_root (as per the old default behaviour).
      
      The get_sb() op now returns an integer as there's now no need to return the
      superblock pointer.
      
      This patch permits a superblock to be implicitly shared amongst several mount
      points, such as can be done with NFS to avoid potential inode aliasing.  In
      such a case, simple_set_mnt() would not be called, and instead the mnt_root
      and mnt_sb would be set directly.
      
      The patch also makes the following changes:
      
       (*) the get_sb_*() convenience functions in the core kernel now take a vfsmount
           pointer argument and return an integer, so most filesystems have to change
           very little.
      
       (*) If one of the convenience function is not used, then get_sb() should
           normally call simple_set_mnt() to instantiate the vfsmount. This will
           always return 0, and so can be tail-called from get_sb().
      
       (*) generic_shutdown_super() now calls shrink_dcache_sb() to clean up the
           dcache upon superblock destruction rather than shrink_dcache_anon().
      
           This is required because the superblock may now have multiple trees that
           aren't actually bound to s_root, but that still need to be cleaned up. The
           currently called functions assume that the whole tree is rooted at s_root,
           and that anonymous dentries are not the roots of trees which results in
           dentries being left unculled.
      
           However, with the way NFS superblock sharing are currently set to be
           implemented, these assumptions are violated: the root of the filesystem is
           simply a dummy dentry and inode (the real inode for '/' may well be
           inaccessible), and all the vfsmounts are rooted on anonymous[*] dentries
           with child trees.
      
           [*] Anonymous until discovered from another tree.
      
       (*) The documentation has been adjusted, including the additional bit of
           changing ext2_* into foo_* in the documentation.
      
      [akpm@osdl.org: convert ipath_fs, do other stuff]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Cc: Nathan Scott <nathans@sgi.com>
      Cc: Roland Dreier <rolandd@cisco.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      454e2398
  2. 08 Jun, 2006 1 commit
    • Jens Axboe's avatar
      [PATCH] debugfs inode leak · 71601e2b
      Jens Axboe authored
      
      
      Looking at the reiser4 crash, I found a leak in debugfs. In
      debugfs_mknod(), we create the inode before checking if the dentry
      already has one attached. We don't free it if that is the case.
      
      These bugs happen quite often, I'm starting to think we should disallow
      such coding in CodingStyle.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      71601e2b
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  8. 20 Jun, 2005 1 commit
    • Arnd Bergmann's avatar
      [PATCH] libfs: add simple attribute files · acaefc25
      Arnd Bergmann authored
      
      
      Based on the discussion about spufs attributes, this is my suggestion
      for a more generic attribute file support that can be used by both
      debugfs and spufs.
      
      Simple attribute files behave similarly to sequential files from
      a kernel programmers perspective in that a standard set of file
      operations is provided and only an open operation needs to
      be written that registers file specific get() and set() functions.
      
      These operations are defined as
      
      void foo_set(void *data, u64 val); and
      u64 foo_get(void *data);
      
      where data is the inode->u.generic_ip pointer of the file and the
      operations just need to make send of that pointer. The infrastructure
      makes sure this works correctly with concurrent access and partial
      read calls.
      
      A macro named DEFINE_SIMPLE_ATTRIBUTE is provided to further simplify
      using the attributes.
      
      This patch already contains the changes for debugfs to use attributes
      for its internal file operations.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
      acaefc25
  9. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      
      Let it rip!
      1da177e4