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SubjectRe: tmpfs, NFS, file handles
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在 週四, 2002-02-21 06:53, Neil Brown 寫道:
> On Wednesday February 20, braam@clusterfs.com wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > > "Peter J. Braam" wrote:
> > ...
> > > > Is there a suggested solution for fh_to_dentry and dentry_to_fh for
> > > > tmpfs?
> > > >
> > > > An "iget" based solution might work but at present tmpfs inodes are
> > > > not hashed.
> > On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 11:56:40AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > ...
> > > I talked to neil brown about NFS and ramfs... he mentioned using
> > > iunique()
> ... but Trond had a better idea....
> >
> >
> > So do I understand that hashing tmpfs inodes is perhaps the way to go?
> >
> > Would the following also work?
> >
> > - have a 32 bit counter: set inode->i_ino to count++
> > - up the generation number each time the counter warps.
>
> You don't just need a number in inode->i_ino. You also need to be
> able to find an inode given that number.
> So you need to store all the inodes in a hash table.
> But you don't want to penalise non-NFS users.
>
> I would probably:
> leave i_ino as set by new_inode
> initialise inode->i_generation to CURRENT_TIME
>
> in dentry_to_fh,
> check if list_empty(&inode->i_hash)
> if it is, then add the inode to some hash table indexed by the
> address of the inode
> put the address of the inode, i_ino and i_generation in the filehandle
>
> in fh_to_dentry,
> lookup the given address in the hash table.
> if it is found, check the i_ino and i_generation
>
>
> That means you are only hashing inodes exported by NFS, and you have
> a pretty good guarantee of uniqueness (providing time doesn't go
> backwards).
>
> NeilBrown
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What I suggest is nfsd should export a symbol called
generic_fh_to_dentry() such that it will be more generic like
generic_file_read() to handle gneeric calls for every fs.

Thanks,

David

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