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SubjectRe: [patch] stop inotify from sending random DELETE_SELF event under load
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On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 04:33 +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 10:00:41PM -0400, John McCutchan wrote:
> > To quote you:
> >
> > Instead of the broken fsnotify_unlink/fsnotify_rmdir functions, you can
> > split this into two logically _different_ functions:
> >
> > - fsnotify_nameremove(dentry) - called when the dentry goes away
> > - fsnotify_inoderemove(dentry) - called when the inode goes away
> >
> > ...
> >
> > The fsnotify_inoderemove() is called from dentry_iput(), and that's the
> > one that specifies that an actual inode no longer exists.
> >
> >
> > ;)
>
> That was wrong. Just have *one* function (on link removal) and stuff
> i_mode and i_nlink of victim into event.

We have already locked down the ABI of the event structure. Hopefully
Linus's patch will fix this in a clean way.

--
John McCutchan <ttb@tentacle.dhs.org>
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