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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/13] sysfs: Propagate renames to the vfs on demand
Quoting Eric W. Biederman (ebiederm@xmission.com):
> From: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
>
> By teaching sysfs_revalidate to hide a dentry for
> a sysfs_dirent if the sysfs_dirent has been renamed,
> and by teaching sysfs_lookup to return the original
> dentry if the sysfs dirent has been renamed. I can
> show the results of renames correctly without having to
> update the dcache during the directory rename.
>
> This massively simplifies the rename logic allowing a lot
> of weird sysfs special cases to be removed along with
> a lot of now unnecesary helper code.
>
> Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@aristanetworks.com>

Patch looks *great*, except:

...

> @@ -315,6 +274,14 @@ static int sysfs_dentry_revalidate(struct dentry *dentry, struct nameidata *nd)
> if (sd->s_flags & SYSFS_FLAG_REMOVED)
> goto out_bad;
>
> + /* The sysfs dirent has been moved? */
> + if (dentry->d_parent->d_fsdata != sd->s_parent)
> + goto out_bad;
> +
> + /* The sysfs dirent has been renamed */
> + if (strcmp(dentry->d_name.name, sd->s_name) != 0)
> + goto out_bad;
> +
> mutex_unlock(&sysfs_mutex);
> out_valid:
> return 1;
> @@ -322,6 +289,12 @@ out_bad:
> /* Remove the dentry from the dcache hashes.
> * If this is a deleted dentry we use d_drop instead of d_delete
> * so sysfs doesn't need to cope with negative dentries.
> + *
> + * If this is a dentry that has simply been renamed we
> + * use d_drop to remove it from the dcache lookup on its
> + * old parent. If this dentry persists later when a lookup
> + * is performed at its new name the dentry will be readded
> + * to the dcache hashes.
> */
> is_dir = (sysfs_type(sd) == SYSFS_DIR);
> mutex_unlock(&sysfs_mutex);

After this, if (is_dir) and (have_submounts(dentry)) then you'll
still goto out_valid and return 1. Is that what you want?
-serge


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