1. 03 Jul, 2006 1 commit
  2. 30 Jun, 2006 1 commit
  3. 23 Jun, 2006 2 commits
    • David Howells's avatar
      [PATCH] VFS: Permit filesystem to perform statfs with a known root dentry · 726c3342
      David Howells authored
      Give the statfs superblock operation a dentry pointer rather than a superblock
      This complements the get_sb() patch.  That reduced the significance of
      sb->s_root, allowing NFS to place a fake root there.  However, NFS does
      require a dentry to use as a target for the statfs operation.  This permits
      the root in the vfsmount to be used instead.
      linux/mount.h has been added where necessary to make allyesconfig build
      Interest has also been expressed for use with the FUSE and XFS filesystems.
      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>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
    • 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>
  4. 22 Jun, 2006 1 commit
    • NeilBrown's avatar
      [PATCH] Fix dcache race during umount · 0feae5c4
      NeilBrown authored
      The race is that the shrink_dcache_memory shrinker could get called while a
      filesystem is being unmounted, and could try to prune a dentry belonging to
      that filesystem.
      If it does, then it will call in to iput on the inode while the dentry is
      no longer able to be found by the umounting process.  If iput takes a
      while, generic_shutdown_super could get all the way though
      shrink_dcache_parent and shrink_dcache_anon and invalidate_inodes without
      ever waiting on this particular inode.
      Eventually the superblock gets freed anyway and if the iput tried to touch
      it (which some filesystems certainly do), it will lose.  The promised
      "Self-destruct in 5 seconds" doesn't lead to a nice day.
      The race is closed by holding s_umount while calling prune_one_dentry on
      someone else's dentry.  As a down_read_trylock is used,
      shrink_dcache_memory will no longer try to prune the dentry of a filesystem
      that is being unmounted, and unmount will not be able to start until any
      such active prune_one_dentry completes.
      This requires that prune_dcache *knows* which filesystem (if any) it is
      doing the prune on behalf of so that it can be careful of other
      filesystems.  shrink_dcache_memory isn't called it on behalf of any
      filesystem, and so is careful of everything.
      shrink_dcache_anon is now passed a super_block rather than the s_anon list
      out of the superblock, so it can get the s_anon list itself, and can pass
      the superblock down to prune_dcache.
      If prune_dcache finds a dentry that it cannot free, it leaves it where it
      is (at the tail of the list) and exits, on the assumption that some other
      thread will be removing that dentry soon.  To try to make sure that some
      work gets done, a limited number of dnetries which are untouchable are
      skipped over while choosing the dentry to work on.
      I believe this race was first found by Kirill Korotaev.
      Cc: Jan Blunck <jblunck@suse.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarKirill Korotaev <dev@openvz.org>
      Cc: Olaf Hering <olh@suse.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarBalbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarNeil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarBalbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  5. 09 Jun, 2006 2 commits
  6. 26 Mar, 2006 1 commit
    • Ingo Molnar's avatar
      [PATCH] sem2mutex: fs/ · 353ab6e9
      Ingo Molnar authored
      Semaphore to mutex conversion.
      The conversion was generated via scripts, and the result was validated
      automatically via a script as well.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Cc: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@ericvh.myip.org>
      Cc: Robert Love <rml@tech9.net>
      Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
      Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au>
      Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
      Cc: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@austin.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  7. 25 Mar, 2006 1 commit
  8. 24 Mar, 2006 1 commit
    • Theodore Ts'o's avatar
      [PATCH] vfs: MS_VERBOSE should be MS_SILENT · 9b04c997
      Theodore Ts'o authored
      The meaning of MS_VERBOSE is backwards; if the bit is set, it really means,
      "don't be verbose".  This is confusing and counter-intuitive.
      In addition, there is also no way to set the MS_VERBOSE flag in the
      mount(8) program in util-linux, but interesting, it does define options
      which would do the right thing if MS_SILENT were defined, which
      unfortunately we do not:
      #ifdef MS_SILENT
        { "quiet",    0, 0, MS_SILENT    },   /* be quiet  */
        { "loud",     0, 1, MS_SILENT    },   /* print out messages. */
      So the obvious fix is to deprecate the use of MS_VERBOSE and replace it
      with MS_SILENT.
      Signed-off-by: default avatar"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  9. 23 Mar, 2006 3 commits
  10. 22 Feb, 2006 1 commit
    • Greg Kroah-Hartman's avatar
      Revert mount/umount uevent removal · fa675765
      Greg Kroah-Hartman authored
      This change reverts the 033b96fd
      from Kay Sievers that removed the mount/umount uevents from the kernel.
      Some older versions of HAL still depend on these events to detect when a
      new device has been mounted.  These events are not correctly emitted,
      and are broken by design, and so, should not be relied upon by any
      future program.  Instead, the /proc/mounts file should be polled to
      properly detect this kind of event.
      A feature-removal-schedule.txt entry has been added, noting when this
      interface will be removed from the kernel.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
  11. 07 Feb, 2006 1 commit
  12. 09 Jan, 2006 1 commit
  13. 08 Jan, 2006 1 commit
  14. 04 Jan, 2006 1 commit
  15. 07 Nov, 2005 2 commits
    • Al Viro's avatar
      [PATCH] saner handling of auto_acct_off() and DQUOT_OFF() in umount · 7b7b1ace
      Al Viro authored
      The way we currently deal with quota and process accounting that might
      keep vfsmount busy at umount time is inherently broken; we try to turn
      them off just in case (not quite correctly, at that) and
        a) pray umount doesn't fail (otherwise they'll stay turned off)
        b) pray nobody doesn anything funny just as we turn quota off
      Moreover, LSM provides hooks for doing the same sort of broken logics.
      The proper way to deal with that is to introduce the second kind of
      reference to vfsmount.  Semantics:
       - when the last normal reference is dropped, all special ones are
         converted to normal ones and if there had been any, cleanup is done.
       - normal reference can be cloned into a special one
       - special reference can be converted to normal one; that's a no-op if
         we'd already passed the point of no return (i.e.  mntput() had
         converted special references to normal and started cleanup).
      The way it works: e.g. starting process accounting converts the vfsmount
      reference pinned by the opened file into special one and turns it back
      to normal when it gets shut down; acct_auto_close() is done when no
      normal references are left.  That way it does *not* obstruct umount(2)
      and it silently gets turned off when the last normal reference to
      vfsmount is gone.  Which is exactly what we want...
      The same should be done by LSM module that holds some internal
      references to vfsmount and wants to shut them down on umount - it should
      make them special and security_sb_umount_close() will be called exactly
      when the last normal reference to vfsmount is gone.
      quota handling is even simpler - we don't use normal file IO anymore, so
      there's no need to hold vfsmounts at all.  DQUOT_OFF() is done from
      deactivate_super(), where it really belongs.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
    • Adrian Bunk's avatar
      [PATCH] fs/super.c: unexport user_get_super · 233c1234
      Adrian Bunk authored
      There's no modular usage in the kernel and modules shouldn't use this
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAdrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  16. 30 Oct, 2005 1 commit
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  20. 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!