1. 03 Oct, 2006 2 commits
    • David Howells's avatar
      [PATCH] VFS: Make filldir_t and struct kstat deal in 64-bit inode numbers · afefdbb2
      David Howells authored
      
      
      These patches make the kernel pass 64-bit inode numbers internally when
      communicating to userspace, even on a 32-bit system.  They are required
      because some filesystems have intrinsic 64-bit inode numbers: NFS3+ and XFS
      for example.  The 64-bit inode numbers are then propagated to userspace
      automatically where the arch supports it.
      
      Problems have been seen with userspace (eg: ld.so) using the 64-bit inode
      number returned by stat64() or getdents64() to differentiate files, and
      failing because the 64-bit inode number space was compressed to 32-bits, and
      so overlaps occur.
      
      This patch:
      
      Make filldir_t take a 64-bit inode number and struct kstat carry a 64-bit
      inode number so that 64-bit inode numbers can be passed back to userspace.
      
      The stat functions then returns the full 64-bit inode number where
      available and where possible.  If it is not possible to represent the inode
      number supplied by the filesystem in the field provided by userspace, then
      error EOVERFLOW will be issued.
      
      Similarly, the getdents/readdir functions now pass the full 64-bit inode
      number to userspace where possible, returning EOVERFLOW instead when a
      directory entry is encountered that can't be properly represented.
      
      Note that this means that some inodes will not be stat'able on a 32-bit
      system with old libraries where they were before - but it does mean that
      there will be no ambiguity over what a 32-bit inode number refers to.
      
      Note similarly that directory scans may be cut short with an error on a
      32-bit system with old libraries where the scan would work before for the
      same reasons.
      
      It is judged unlikely that this situation will occur because modern glibc
      uses 64-bit capable versions of stat and getdents class functions
      exclusively, and that older systems are unlikely to encounter
      unrepresentable inode numbers anyway.
      
      [akpm: alpha build fix]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
      Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      afefdbb2
    • Andrew Morton's avatar
      [PATCH] pid.h cleanup · 1d32849b
      Andrew Morton authored
      
      
      Make the pid.h macros look less revolting in an 80-col window.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      1d32849b
  2. 02 Oct, 2006 38 commits