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Subject[PATCH] 2.5.75 Support dentry revalidation under open(".")
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Hi Linus,

link_path_walk() currently treats the special filenames ".", ".."
and "/" differently in that it does not call down to the filesystem in
order to revalidate the cached dentry, but just assumes that it is
fine.
For most filesystems this is OK, but it the case of the stateless
NFS, this means that it circumvents path staleness detection, and the
attribute+data cache revalidation code on such common commands as
opendir(".").
The following patch provides a way to do such revalidation for NFS
without impacting other filesystems.

Cheers,
Trond

diff -u --recursive --new-file linux-2.5.74/fs/namei.c linux-2.5.74-reval/fs/namei.c
--- linux-2.5.74/fs/namei.c 2003-07-07 21:25:00.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.5.74-reval/fs/namei.c 2003-07-08 18:37:06.000000000 +0200
@@ -574,7 +574,7 @@
while (*name=='/')
name++;
if (!*name)
- goto return_base;
+ goto return_reval;

inode = nd->dentry->d_inode;
if (current->link_count)
@@ -695,7 +695,7 @@
inode = nd->dentry->d_inode;
/* fallthrough */
case 1:
- goto return_base;
+ goto return_reval;
}
if (nd->dentry->d_op && nd->dentry->d_op->d_hash) {
err = nd->dentry->d_op->d_hash(nd->dentry, &this);
@@ -739,6 +739,21 @@
nd->last_type = LAST_DOT;
else if (this.len == 2 && this.name[1] == '.')
nd->last_type = LAST_DOTDOT;
+ else
+ goto return_base;
+return_reval:
+ /*
+ * We bypassed the ordinary revalidation routines.
+ * We may need to check the cached dentry for staleness.
+ */
+ if (nd->dentry && nd->dentry->d_sb &&
+ (nd->dentry->d_sb->s_type->fs_flags & FS_REVAL_DOT)) {
+ err = -ESTALE;
+ if (!nd->dentry->d_op->d_revalidate(nd->dentry, nd)) {
+ d_invalidate(nd->dentry);
+ break;
+ }
+ }
return_base:
return 0;
out_dput:
diff -u --recursive --new-file linux-2.5.74/fs/nfs/inode.c linux-2.5.74-reval/fs/nfs/inode.c
--- linux-2.5.74/fs/nfs/inode.c 2003-06-20 22:16:06.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.5.74-reval/fs/nfs/inode.c 2003-07-08 17:41:23.000000000 +0200
@@ -1273,7 +1273,7 @@
.name = "nfs",
.get_sb = nfs_get_sb,
.kill_sb = nfs_kill_super,
- .fs_flags = FS_ODD_RENAME,
+ .fs_flags = FS_ODD_RENAME|FS_REVAL_DOT,
};

#ifdef CONFIG_NFS_V4
@@ -1505,7 +1505,7 @@
.name = "nfs4",
.get_sb = nfs4_get_sb,
.kill_sb = nfs_kill_super,
- .fs_flags = FS_ODD_RENAME,
+ .fs_flags = FS_ODD_RENAME|FS_REVAL_DOT,
};

#define nfs4_zero_state(nfsi) \
diff -u --recursive --new-file linux-2.5.74/include/linux/fs.h linux-2.5.74-reval/include/linux/fs.h
--- linux-2.5.74/include/linux/fs.h 2003-07-06 22:23:51.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.5.74-reval/include/linux/fs.h 2003-07-08 17:40:39.000000000 +0200
@@ -89,6 +89,7 @@

/* public flags for file_system_type */
#define FS_REQUIRES_DEV 1
+#define FS_REVAL_DOT 16384 /* Check the paths ".", ".." for staleness */
#define FS_ODD_RENAME 32768 /* Temporary stuff; will go away as soon
* as nfs_rename() will be cleaned up
*/
-
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