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SubjectRe: [PATCH 20/20] honor r/w changes at do_remount() time
On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 10:30:14AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-06-28 at 06:19 +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> > * make the moments when i_nlink hits 0 bump the superblock writers
> > count; drop it when such sucker gets freed on final iput.
>
> Could you elaborate on this one a bit?
>
> I assume that there are rules that once i_nlink hits 0, it never goes
> back up again. It seems that a whole bunch (if not all) of the
> individual filesystems do things to it. Is it really necessary to go
> into all of those looking for the places that i_nlink hits 0? Seems
> like it would be an awful lot of patching.

Not that much... That happens in three methods (->unlink(), ->rename(),
->rmdir()) and yes, we really want to track those. Think for a minute
and you'll see why - we don't want to allow remount ro when there is
a pending truncate/freeing inode.
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