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Subject[patch 08/10] Introduce path_get()
This introduces the symmetric function to path_put() for getting a reference
to the dentry and vfsmount of a struct path in the right order.

Signed-off-by: Jan Blunck <jblunck@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruen@suse.de>
Acked-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
---
fs/namei.c | 17 +++++++++++++++--
include/linux/namei.h | 6 ------
include/linux/path.h | 1 +
3 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
Index: b/fs/namei.c
===================================================================
--- a/fs/namei.c
+++ b/fs/namei.c
@@ -363,6 +363,19 @@ int deny_write_access(struct file * file
}

/**
+ * path_get - get a reference to a path
+ * @path: path to get the reference to
+ *
+ * Given a path increment the reference count to the dentry and the vfsmount.
+ */
+void path_get(struct path *path)
+{
+ mntget(path->mnt);
+ dget(path->dentry);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(path_get);
+
+/**
* path_put - put a reference to a path
* @path: path to put the reference to
*
@@ -1161,8 +1174,8 @@ static int fastcall do_path_lookup(int d
if (retval)
goto fput_fail;

- nd->path.mnt = mntget(file->f_path.mnt);
- nd->path.dentry = dget(dentry);
+ nd->path = file->f_path;
+ path_get(&file->f_path);

fput_light(file, fput_needed);
}
Index: b/include/linux/namei.h
===================================================================
--- a/include/linux/namei.h
+++ b/include/linux/namei.h
@@ -94,10 +94,4 @@ static inline char *nd_get_link(struct n
return nd->saved_names[nd->depth];
}

-static inline void pathget(struct path *path)
-{
- mntget(path->mnt);
- dget(path->dentry);
-}
-
#endif /* _LINUX_NAMEI_H */
Index: b/include/linux/path.h
===================================================================
--- a/include/linux/path.h
+++ b/include/linux/path.h
@@ -9,6 +9,7 @@ struct path {
struct dentry *dentry;
};

+extern void path_get(struct path *);
extern void path_put(struct path *);

#endif /* _LINUX_PATH_H */
--

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