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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1.2 0/5] IMA: making i_readcount a first class inode citizen (reposting)
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Mimi Zohar <> wrote:
> This patchset separates the incrementing/decrementing of the i_readcount, in
> the VFS layer, from other IMA functionality, by replacing the current
> ima_counts_get() call with i_readcount_inc(). Its unclear whether this call to
> increment i_readcount should be made earlier, like i_writecount.  Currently the
> call is situated immediately after the switch from put_filp() to fput() for
> cleanup.

Well, it seems nicer than the situation we have now. So I'm certainly
ok with seeing this merged for 2.6.38 (through the security tree?) if
nobody has objections.

It's a bit sad to have another atomic in the open path, but if the
lease people want this and are ok with just the counter (no races?)
then it seems worth it.

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