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SubjectRe: Inotify problem [was Re: 2.6.13-rc6-mm1]
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On Fri, 2005-08-26 at 13:52 -0400, John McCutchan wrote:

> Thanks for your suggestion, it has fixed the inotify problem. But where
> to put the fix is turning into a bit of a mess. Some callers like
> drivers/md/dm.c:682 call idr_get_new_above as if it will return >=
> starting_id. The comment says that it will return > starting_id, and the
> function name leads people to believe the same thing. In the patch below
> I change inotify do add one to the value was pass into idr. I also
> change the comment to more accurately reflect what the function does.
> The function name doesn't fit, but it never did.
>
> Signed-off-by: John McCutchan <ttb@tentacle.dhs.org>

Signed-off-by: Robert Love <rml@novell.com>

Keeping the current behavior is probably the best way to go.

Robert Love

> Index: linux/fs/inotify.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux.orig/fs/inotify.c 2005-08-26 13:38:29.000000000 -0400
> +++ linux/fs/inotify.c 2005-08-26 13:38:55.000000000 -0400
> @@ -353,7 +353,7 @@
> do {
> if (unlikely(!idr_pre_get(&dev->idr, GFP_KERNEL)))
> return -ENOSPC;
> - ret = idr_get_new_above(&dev->idr, watch, dev->last_wd, &watch->wd);
> + ret = idr_get_new_above(&dev->idr, watch, dev->last_wd+1, &watch->wd);
> } while (ret == -EAGAIN);
>
> return ret;
> Index: linux/lib/idr.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux.orig/lib/idr.c 2005-08-26 13:38:22.000000000 -0400
> +++ linux/lib/idr.c 2005-08-26 13:39:08.000000000 -0400
> @@ -207,7 +207,7 @@
> }
>
> /**
> - * idr_get_new_above - allocate new idr entry above a start id
> + * idr_get_new_above - allocate new idr entry above or equal to a start id
> * @idp: idr handle
> * @ptr: pointer you want associated with the ide
> * @start_id: id to start search at
>

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