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    SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] file as directory
    On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 10:05:21AM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
    > > Er... These mounts might not be propagated, but what about a bind
    > > over another instance of such file in master tree?
    > So your question is, which mount takes priority on the lookup? It
    > probably should be the propagated real mount, rather than the
    > dir-on-file one, shouldn't it?

    There might be dragons in that area...

    > > > I think they should be the same superblock, same dentry. What would
    > > > be the advantage of doing otherwise?
    > >
    > > Then you are going to have interesting time with locking in final mntput().
    > Final mntput of what?

    When the last reference to your mount goes away.

    > > BTW, what about having several links to the same file? You have i_mutex
    > > on the inode, so serialization of those is not a problem, but...
    > Sorry, I lost it...

    Say /foo/bar/a is such a file.

    cd /foo/bar
    ln a b

    now do lookups on a/ and b/

    What happens?
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