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SubjectRe: [announce] vfs-scale git tree update
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On Wed, 2011-01-12 at 11:59 +0800, Ian Kent wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-01-11 at 11:57 -0600, Alex Elder wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-01-11 at 08:51 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 8:34 AM, Alex Elder <aelder@sgi.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > FYI, when using this code, as merged by Linus, I hit the
> > > > BUG_ON() at the beginning of d_set_d_op() when it's called
> > > > by autofs4_dir_mkdir(). I managed to work around it by
> > > > just commenting out those BUG_ON() calls but it's something
> > > > that ought to get addressed properly.
> > >
> > > Yeah, removing the BUG_ON() isn't the right thing to do - it means
> > > that autofs4 is obviously setting the dentry ops twice for the same
> > > dentry.
> > >
> > > Possibly the thing could be relaxed to allow setting the _same_ d_op
> > > pointer, ie do something like
> > >
> > > if (dentry->d_op == op)
> > > return;
> > >
> > > at the top of that function. But looking at it, I don't think that
> > > fixes the autofs4 issue.
> >
> > That's easy enough, but it seems everybody else ensures
> > this gets done just once per dentry, and it would be nice
> > to preserve that "tightness" if possible.
> >
> > > The fact that autofs4 does "d_add()" before it sets the d_ops (or
> > > other dentry state, for that matter) looks a bit scary. To me that
> > > smells like it might get a dentry lookup hit before it's actually
> > > fully done.
> >
> > Agreed.
>
> Isn't the parent i_mutex held during mkdir()?
> Still the order can be changed, of course.
>
> >
> > > Does it make any difference if you move the various d_add() calls down
> > > to the end of the functions to when the "dentry" has really been
> > > instantiated?
> >
> > Looking at it quickly, I don't think that would matter for
> > the case at hand. I.e., that might be safer but it doesn't
> > address the fact that these fields are getting initialized
> > multiple times.
>
> Yeah, a hangover from changes done over time.
> Not setting the dentry op in ->lookup() should fix this.

Could you try this patch please.

autofs4 - dont set dentry op in ->lookup()

From: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net>

With the introduction of the vfs-scale patch series setting dentry
operations more than once (or changing them) triggers a BUG_ON().

Also, move the d_add() in ->symlink() and ->mkdir() to the end of
the function.
---

fs/autofs4/root.c | 19 ++++---------------
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)


diff --git a/fs/autofs4/root.c b/fs/autofs4/root.c
index 651e4ef..a9a41eb 100644
--- a/fs/autofs4/root.c
+++ b/fs/autofs4/root.c
@@ -568,19 +568,6 @@ static struct dentry *autofs4_lookup(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry, s
ino = autofs4_dentry_ino(dentry);
} else {
/*
- * Mark the dentry incomplete but don't hash it. We do this
- * to serialize our inode creation operations (symlink and
- * mkdir) which prevents deadlock during the callback to
- * the daemon. Subsequent user space lookups for the same
- * dentry are placed on the wait queue while the daemon
- * itself is allowed passage unresticted so the create
- * operation itself can then hash the dentry. Finally,
- * we check for the hashed dentry and return the newly
- * hashed dentry.
- */
- d_set_d_op(dentry, &autofs4_root_dentry_operations);
-
- /*
* And we need to ensure that the same dentry is used for
* all following lookup calls until it is hashed so that
* the dentry flags are persistent throughout the request.
@@ -714,7 +701,6 @@ static int autofs4_dir_symlink(struct inode *dir,
kfree(ino);
return -ENOMEM;
}
- d_add(dentry, inode);

if (dir == dir->i_sb->s_root->d_inode)
d_set_d_op(dentry, &autofs4_root_dentry_operations);
@@ -732,6 +718,8 @@ static int autofs4_dir_symlink(struct inode *dir,
ino->u.symlink = cp;
dir->i_mtime = CURRENT_TIME;

+ d_add(dentry, inode);
+
return 0;
}

@@ -849,7 +837,6 @@ static int autofs4_dir_mkdir(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry, int mode)
kfree(ino);
return -ENOMEM;
}
- d_add(dentry, inode);

if (dir == dir->i_sb->s_root->d_inode)
d_set_d_op(dentry, &autofs4_root_dentry_operations);
@@ -866,6 +853,8 @@ static int autofs4_dir_mkdir(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry, int mode)
inc_nlink(dir);
dir->i_mtime = CURRENT_TIME;

+ d_add(dentry, inode);
+
return 0;
}




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