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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] enhanced lookup ESTALE error handling (v3)
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On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 23:03 +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > > This is a patch to enhance ESTALE error handling during the
> > > lookup process. The error, ESTALE, can occur when out of data
> > > dentries, stored in the dcache, is used to translate a pathname
> > > component to a dentry. When this occurs, the dentry which
> > > contains the pointer to the inode which refers to the non-existent
> > > file is dropped from the dcache and then the lookup process
> > > started again. Care is taken to ensure that forward process is
> > > always being made. If forward process is not detected, then the
> > > lookup process is terminated and the error, ENOENT, is returned
> > > to the caller.
> >
> > This collides in non-trivial ways with the always-coming-never-arrives
> > r-o-bind-mounts patches.
> >
> > I have an old version of those patches in -mm and I believe that Al
> > is/was/has set up some git tree with these patches and perhaps other stuff.

Al's tree is here:

http://git.kernel.org/gitweb.cgi?p=linux/kernel/git/viro/vfs-2.6.git;a=summary

It's probably best to try and base your patches on top of there.

-- Dave



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