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SubjectRe: [patch] inotify: idr_get_new_above not working?
On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 12:27 -0400, Robert Love wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 10:16 -0400, John McCutchan wrote:
> > Inotify is using idr_get_new_above to make sure that the next watch
> > descriptor is larger/different than any of the previous watch
> > descriptors. We keep track of the largest wd that we get out of
> > idr_get_new_above, and pass that to idr_get_new_above. I have noticed
> > though, that idr_get_new_above always returns the first available id.
> > This causes a serious problem for inotify, because user space will get a
> > IGNORE event for a wd K that might refer to the last holder of the K.
> Turns out that the problem was in our court and not the idr layer.
> idr_get_new_above() seems to work fine.
> One-line patch is attached. Please merge before 2.6.13.

My bad! Patch looks correct.

Signed-off-by: John McCutchan <>

John McCutchan <>
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