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SubjectRe: [PATCH] VFS bugfix: two read_inode() calles without clear_inode() call between
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On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 13:04 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> This sounds more like a bug in the iget() caller to me.
>
> Question is: if the inode has zero refcount and is unhashed then how
> did the caller get its sticky paws onto the inode* in the first place?
>
> If the caller had saved a copy of the inode* in local storage then the
> caller should have taken a ref against the inode.
>
> If the caller had just looked up the inode via hastable lookup via
> iget_whatever() then again the caller will have a ref on the inode.
>
> So. Please tell us more about how the caller got into this situation.

I could explain in detail how JFFS2 garbage collection works, moving log
entries out of the way by calling iget() on the inode to which they
belong.... or I could just say "NFS".
--
dwmw2


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