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SubjectRe: [WTF] ... is going on with current->fs->{root,mnt} accesses in pohmelfs
On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 04:30:07PM +0300, Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> > > > Why not use the dentries you've been given by VFS?
> > >
> > > At writeback we do not have parents, so must find a path somehow.
> >
> > Most of the places do have those just fine and unlike the writeback,
> > rename et.al. really care which pathname is being dealt with...
>
> POHMELFS uses writeback cache also for metadata, so effectively most of
> such operations are also postponed. Later I turned that off though.
>
> > BTW, what prevents writeback vs. rename races?
>
> There are proper locks for such operations.

Which would be... ? E.g. between writepages() and rename(). What serializes
your write_inode_create() wrt renames? IOW, how can the server decide that
data from writepages() should go to the same object regardless of the
rename?


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