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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/13] fsnotify: add in inode fsnotify markings
On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:28:30AM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> Note that for inotify ->freeing_mark() will happily add notification to
> group's queue and that's another race of the same nature - even if
> group itself isn't yet freed, that final put_group() might bloody well
> get past flushing the queue.
> I really don't like the idea of having marks contributing to group refcount -
> that would have solved this one, but we'd get potential leaks from hell ;-/
> Maybe a separate counter controlling only actual freeing of group?

Actually, let's make it
number of entries with this ->group +
1 if group is not past the eviction of marks in destroy_group
Then destroy_group would evict marks, decrement that sucker and if it's 0 -
call rest_of_destroy_group(). And destroy_mark_by_entry() would
do the same decrement-and-call-if-0. With everything starting at queue
flush done in rest_of_destroy_group().

AFAICS, that would work without creating leaks. Comments?


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