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SubjectRe: Re: About function __create_file in debugfs
On 2012-09-08 23:25 gregkh <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Wrote:
>On Sat, Sep 08, 2012 at 05:41:05PM +0800, Jianpeng Ma wrote:
>> Hi:
>> At present,i used blktrace to trace block io.But i always met error, the message like:
>> >BLKTRACESETUP(2) /dev/sdc failed: 2/No such file or directory
>> >Thread 0 failed open /sys/kernel/debug/block/(null)/trace0: 2/No such file or directory
>> >Thread 2 failed open /sys/kernel/debug/block/(null)/trace2: 2/No such file or directory
>> >Thread 3 failed open /sys/kernel/debug/block/(null)/trace3: 2/No such file or directory
>>
>> >Thread 1 failed open /sys/kernel/debug/block/(null)/trace1: 2/No such file or directory
>> >FAILED to start thread on CPU 0: 1/Operation not permitted
>> >FAILED to start thread on CPU 1: 1/Operation not permitted
>> >FAILED to start thread on CPU 2: 1/Operation not permitted
>> >FAILED to start thread on CPU 3: 1/Operation not permitted
>>
>> But those isn't important. I add some message in kernel and found the reason is inode already existed.
>> But the function __create_file dosen't return correctly errno.So blktrace tool can't print correctly message.
>> I think func __create_file should return correctly message(ERR_PTR(error)) not NULL.
>
>Patches are always welcome :)
>
>greg k-h

Thanks, the patch is:
Func debugfs_create_symlink/debugfs_create_file/debugfs_create_dir,
it only return NULL when error counted. We should correctly error info
instead of.

Signed-off-by: Jianpeng Ma <majianpeng@gmail.com>
---
fs/debugfs/inode.c | 10 ++++++----
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
diff --git a/fs/debugfs/inode.c b/fs/debugfs/inode.c
index 4733eab..1e94350 100644
--- a/fs/debugfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/debugfs/inode.c
@@ -302,8 +302,10 @@ struct dentry *__create_file(const char *name, umode_t mode,

error = simple_pin_fs(&debug_fs_type, &debugfs_mount,
&debugfs_mount_count);
- if (error)
+ if (error) {
+ dentry = ERR_PTR(error);
goto exit;
+ }

/* If the parent is not specified, we create it in the root.
* We need the root dentry to do this, which is in the super
@@ -337,7 +339,7 @@ struct dentry *__create_file(const char *name, umode_t mode,
mutex_unlock(&parent->d_inode->i_mutex);

if (error) {
- dentry = NULL;
+ dentry = ERR_PTR(error);
simple_release_fs(&debugfs_mount, &debugfs_mount_count);
}
exit:
@@ -442,10 +444,10 @@ struct dentry *debugfs_create_symlink(const char *name, struct dentry *parent,

link = kstrdup(target, GFP_KERNEL);
if (!link)
- return NULL;
+ return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);

result = __create_file(name, S_IFLNK | S_IRWXUGO, parent, link, NULL);
- if (!result)
+ if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(result))
kfree(link);
return result;
}
--
1.7.9.5

But i searched kernel-code and found at-least 100 places used those code.
How about those code? Am i correct those or not?
Thanks!
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