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SubjectRe: Q: NFSD readdir in linux-2.6.28
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On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 00:34 +0900, hooanon05@yahoo.co.jp wrote:
> If you remember why you discarded the FS_NO_LOOKUP_IN_READDIR flag
> approach, please let me know. URL or something is enough.

I was just lamenting that decision. I think someone persuaded me that
the extra complexity wasn't worth it, and that we should just do it
unconditionally.

One option would be to restore the FS_NO_LOOKUP_IN_READDIR flag, and
document that it means that your ->lookup is called _without_ i_mutex
held. That would actually be OK in all cases that need the flag, I
believe (since the whole point in those cases is that they have their
_own_ locking which is why we did it in the first place).

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David Woodhouse Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse@intel.com Intel Corporation



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