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Subject[PATCH 08/28] record when sb_writer_count elevated for inode
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There are a number of filesystems that do iput()s without first
having messed with i_nlink. In order to keep from accidentally
decrementing the superblock writer count for these, we record
when the count is bumped up, so that we can properly balance
it.

I know the flag name sucks. Anybody have better ideas?

I first tried to do this by catching all of the users an intentions
whenever i_nlink is modified, but all of the filesystems do enough
creative things with it that even if it was all properly fixed now,
new issues with vfsmnt writer count imaglance will probably pop
up in the future. This patch trades that possibility for the chance
that we will miss a i_nlink--, and not bump the sb writer count.

I like the idea screwing up writing out a single inode better than
screwing up a global superblock count imbalance that will affect
all inodes.

Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <haveblue@us.ibm.com>
---
lxc-dave/fs/inode.c | 7 ++++++-
lxc-dave/fs/libfs.c | 2 ++
lxc-dave/include/linux/fs.h | 1 +
mm/page_alloc.c | 0
4 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff -puN fs/inode.c~C-record-when-sb_writer_count-elevated-for-inode-in-inode fs/inode.c
--- lxc/fs/inode.c~C-record-when-sb_writer_count-elevated-for-inode-in-inode 2006-08-01 16:35:11.000000000 -0700
+++ lxc-dave/fs/inode.c 2006-08-01 16:35:20.000000000 -0700
@@ -1114,12 +1114,17 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(generic_drop_inode);
*/
static inline void iput_final(struct inode *inode)
{
- struct super_operations *op = inode->i_sb->s_op;
+ struct super_block *sb = inode->i_sb;
+ struct super_operations *op = sb->s_op;
void (*drop)(struct inode *) = generic_drop_inode;
+ int must_drop_sb_write = (inode->i_state & I_AWAITING_FINAL_IPUT);

+ inode->i_state &= ~I_AWAITING_FINAL_IPUT;
if (op && op->drop_inode)
drop = op->drop_inode;
drop(inode);
+ if (must_drop_sb_write)
+ atomic_dec(&sb->s_mnt_writers);
}

/**
diff -puN fs/libfs.c~C-record-when-sb_writer_count-elevated-for-inode-in-inode fs/libfs.c
--- lxc/fs/libfs.c~C-record-when-sb_writer_count-elevated-for-inode-in-inode 2006-08-01 16:35:17.000000000 -0700
+++ lxc-dave/fs/libfs.c 2006-08-01 16:35:20.000000000 -0700
@@ -272,6 +272,7 @@ out:

void __inode_set_awaiting_final_iput(struct inode *inode)
{
+ inode->i_state |= I_AWAITING_FINAL_IPUT;
}

int simple_unlink(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry)
@@ -377,6 +378,7 @@ int simple_fill_super(struct super_block
inode = new_inode(s);
if (!inode)
return -ENOMEM;
+ inode->i_state |= I_AWAITING_FINAL_IPUT;
inode->i_mode = S_IFDIR | 0755;
inode->i_uid = inode->i_gid = 0;
inode->i_blocks = 0;
diff -puN include/linux/fs.h~C-record-when-sb_writer_count-elevated-for-inode-in-inode include/linux/fs.h
--- lxc/include/linux/fs.h~C-record-when-sb_writer_count-elevated-for-inode-in-inode 2006-08-01 16:35:19.000000000 -0700
+++ lxc-dave/include/linux/fs.h 2006-08-01 16:35:20.000000000 -0700
@@ -1239,6 +1239,7 @@ struct super_operations {
#define I_CLEAR 32
#define I_NEW 64
#define I_WILL_FREE 128
+#define I_AWAITING_FINAL_IPUT 256

#define I_DIRTY (I_DIRTY_SYNC | I_DIRTY_DATASYNC | I_DIRTY_PAGES)

diff -puN mm/page_alloc.c~C-record-when-sb_writer_count-elevated-for-inode-in-inode mm/page_alloc.c
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