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SubjectRe: [experimental PATCH] ovl: get rid of d_real()
On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Al Viro <> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:58:05PM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
>> And here's the prototype. Poof, d_real() is gone.
>> It definitely has got problems, but just maybe it can be made better than the
>> current mess. It *does* solve the ro-rw inconsistency for normal reads (not
>> mmaps).
> ... and makes for mind-boggling amount of opening/closing the files on underlying
> filesystem. Doing that on sodding ->read_iter() is simply wrong.

I said it is a prototype. Caching the open files on the underlying fs
would solve that.

> And you are
> using the wrong credentials for those opens, anyway - it should be creds of opener,
> not reader.

Actually it should be credentials of mounter, as is now done
consistently across overlayfs.

And a bunch of other issues, probably.


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