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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] anon_inodes: allow external inode allocations
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Hi Al

Any comment on this?

Regards
David

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 1:45 AM, David Herrmann <dh.herrmann@gmail.com> wrote:
> DRM core shares a single address_space across all inodes that belong to
> the same DRM device. This allows efficient unmapping of user-space
> mappings during buffer destruction. However, there is no easy way to get a
> shared address_space for DRM devices during initialization. Therefore, we
> currently delay this step until the first ->open() and save the given
> inode for future use.
>
> This causes ugly delayed initialization throughout the DRM core. TTM
> devices end up without a dev_mapping pointer and we have to carefully
> respect any underlying filesystem implementation so we don't corrupt the
> inode->i_mapping and inode->i_data fields.
>
> We can avoid this if we were allowed to allocate an anonymous inode for
> each DRM device. We only have to set file->f_mapping during ->open()
> and no longer need to adjust inode mappings. As fs/anon_inodes.c already
> provides a minimal internal FS mount, we extend it to also provide
> anonymous inodes for use in drivers like DRM.
>
> Signed-off-by: David Herrmann <dh.herrmann@gmail.com>
> ---
> fs/anon_inodes.c | 36 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
> include/linux/anon_inodes.h | 1 +
> 2 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/anon_inodes.c b/fs/anon_inodes.c
> index 47a65df..7d8a80a 100644
> --- a/fs/anon_inodes.c
> +++ b/fs/anon_inodes.c
> @@ -25,6 +25,7 @@
> static struct vfsmount *anon_inode_mnt __read_mostly;
> static struct inode *anon_inode_inode;
> static const struct file_operations anon_inode_fops;
> +static struct dentry *anon_inode_root;
>
> /*
> * anon_inodefs_dname() is called from d_path().
> @@ -87,19 +88,18 @@ static struct inode *anon_inode_mkinode(struct super_block *s)
> static struct dentry *anon_inodefs_mount(struct file_system_type *fs_type,
> int flags, const char *dev_name, void *data)
> {
> - struct dentry *root;
> - root = mount_pseudo(fs_type, "anon_inode:", NULL,
> + anon_inode_root = mount_pseudo(fs_type, "anon_inode:", NULL,
> &anon_inodefs_dentry_operations, ANON_INODE_FS_MAGIC);
> - if (!IS_ERR(root)) {
> - struct super_block *s = root->d_sb;
> + if (!IS_ERR(anon_inode_root)) {
> + struct super_block *s = anon_inode_root->d_sb;
> anon_inode_inode = anon_inode_mkinode(s);
> if (IS_ERR(anon_inode_inode)) {
> - dput(root);
> + dput(anon_inode_root);
> deactivate_locked_super(s);
> - root = ERR_CAST(anon_inode_inode);
> + anon_inode_root = ERR_CAST(anon_inode_inode);
> }
> }
> - return root;
> + return anon_inode_root;
> }
>
> static struct file_system_type anon_inode_fs_type = {
> @@ -219,6 +219,28 @@ err_put_unused_fd:
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(anon_inode_getfd);
>
> +/**
> + * anon_inode_new - create private anonymous inode
> + *
> + * Creates a new inode on the anonymous inode FS for driver's use. The inode has
> + * it's own address_space compared to the shared anon_inode_inode. It can be
> + * used in situations where user-space mappings have to be shared across
> + * different files but no backing inode is available.
> + *
> + * Call iput(inode) to release the inode.
> + *
> + * RETURNS:
> + * New inode on success, error pointer on failure.
> + */
> +struct inode *anon_inode_new(void)
> +{
> + if (IS_ERR(anon_inode_root))
> + return ERR_CAST(anon_inode_root);
> +
> + return anon_inode_mkinode(anon_inode_root->d_sb);
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(anon_inode_new);
> +
> static int __init anon_inode_init(void)
> {
> int error;
> diff --git a/include/linux/anon_inodes.h b/include/linux/anon_inodes.h
> index 8013a45..ddbd67f 100644
> --- a/include/linux/anon_inodes.h
> +++ b/include/linux/anon_inodes.h
> @@ -15,6 +15,7 @@ struct file *anon_inode_getfile(const char *name,
> void *priv, int flags);
> int anon_inode_getfd(const char *name, const struct file_operations *fops,
> void *priv, int flags);
> +struct inode *anon_inode_new(void);
>
> #endif /* _LINUX_ANON_INODES_H */
>
> --
> 1.8.3.2
>


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