[lkml]   [2009]   [Jun]   [29]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
Subject[PATCH] fs: allow d_instantiate to be called with negative parent dentry
The new fsnotify infrastructure (starting at 90586523) causes an oops in
spufs, where we populate a directory with files before instantiating the
directory itself. The new changes seem to have introduced an assumption
that a dentry's parent will be positive when instantiating.

This change makes it once again possible to d_instantiate a dentry
with a negative parent, and brings __fsnotify_d_instantiate() into
line with inotify_d_instantiate(), which already has this NULL check.

Signed-off-by: Jeremy Kerr <>

Apologies for the resend, fixed lkml address

include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h b/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h
index 44848aa..6c3de99 100644
--- a/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h
+++ b/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h
@@ -280,7 +280,7 @@ static inline void __fsnotify_update_dcache_flags(struct dentry *dentry)

parent = dentry->d_parent;
- if (fsnotify_inode_watches_children(parent->d_inode))
+ if (parent->d_inode && fsnotify_inode_watches_children(parent->d_inode))

 \ /
  Last update: 2009-06-29 08:35    [W:0.017 / U:9.344 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site