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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 15/13] sysfs: Protect sysfs_refresh_inode with inode mutex.
    "Serge E. Hallyn" <> writes:

    > Quoting Eric W. Biederman (
    >> In general everything that writes to vfs inodes holds the
    >> inode mutex, so hold the inode mutex over sysfs_refresh_inode.
    >> The sysfs data structures don't need this but it looks like the
    >> vfs might.
    >> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>
    > Oh right so pls disregard my last reply to patch 9 :)

    I also checked and nfs has the same basic structure and does take the
    inode mutex on these paths, inside of nfs_refresh_inode which is
    called from __nfs_revalidate_inode.

    So it is definitely the consistent thing to do.


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