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    Subject[008/200] VFS: fix recent breakage of FS_REVAL_DOT
    2.6.34-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


    From: Neil Brown <>

    commit 176306f59ac7a35369cbba87aff13e14c5916074 upstream.

    Commit 1f36f774b22a0ceb7dd33eca626746c81a97b6a5 broke FS_REVAL_DOT semantics.

    In particular, before this patch, the command
    ls -l
    in an NFS mounted directory would always check if the directory on the server
    had changed and if so would flush and refill the pagecache for the dir.
    After this patch, the same "ls -l" will repeatedly return stale date until
    the cached attributes for the directory time out.

    The following patch fixes this by ensuring the d_revalidate is called by
    do_last when "." is being looked-up.
    link_path_walk has already called d_revalidate, but in that case LOOKUP_OPEN
    is not set so nfs_lookup_verify_inode chooses not to do any validation.

    The following patch restores the original behaviour.

    Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <>
    Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    fs/namei.c | 2 +-
    1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

    --- a/fs/namei.c
    +++ b/fs/namei.c
    @@ -1620,6 +1620,7 @@ static struct file *do_last(struct namei
    case LAST_DOTDOT:
    dir = nd->path.dentry;
    + case LAST_DOT:
    if (nd->path.mnt->mnt_sb->s_type->fs_flags & FS_REVAL_DOT) {
    if (!dir->d_op->d_revalidate(dir, nd)) {
    error = -ESTALE;
    @@ -1627,7 +1628,6 @@ static struct file *do_last(struct namei
    /* fallthrough */
    - case LAST_DOT:
    case LAST_ROOT:
    if (open_flag & O_CREAT)
    goto exit;

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