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SubjectRe: [PATCH] autofs4 doesn't expire
On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 21:28, Maneesh Soni wrote:
> Sorry, I don't think it is correct. This code is called under dcache_lock,
> taken in is_tree_busy(). mntput() calls dput() and which can lead to deadlock.

Urk. On the other hand, it only calls dput if the refcount drops to
zero, which it can't because there's already a reference (hence the -2
in is_vfsmnt_tree_busy).

I'm not too keen on releasing dcache lock, since the whole point is to
keep the dcache tree stable while we traverse it.

> @@ -71,7 +74,8 @@ static int check_vfsmnt(struct vfsmount
> struct vfsmount *vfs = lookup_mnt(mnt, dentry);
> if (vfs && is_vfsmnt_tree_busy(vfs))
> - ret--;
> + ret = 0;

Erm, why?


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