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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] fs: add netlink notification interface
On Thu, 18 Aug 2011, Randy Dunlap wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:18:22 +0200 Lukas Czerner wrote:
>
>
> > fs/Makefile | 2 +-
> > fs/netlink.c | 107 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > include/linux/fs.h | 11 +++++
> > 3 files changed, 119 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> > create mode 100644 fs/netlink.c
>
> Hi,
>
> Does this build OK when CONFIG_NET is not enabled?

Good point :), it does not. I'll fix that once I have more comments.

>
> and also for kernels that do not have CONFIG_NET enabled: are these
> new netlink messages basically duplicates of printk() calls that are
> already there and will remain there?

No they are not. There is not a single printk I am duplicating right
now.

Thanks!
-Lukas

>
> Thanks.
>
> > diff --git a/fs/Makefile b/fs/Makefile
> > index afc1096..7e9c61f 100644
> > --- a/fs/Makefile
> > +++ b/fs/Makefile
> > @@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ obj-y := open.o read_write.o file_table.o super.o \
> > attr.o bad_inode.o file.o filesystems.o namespace.o \
> > seq_file.o xattr.o libfs.o fs-writeback.o \
> > pnode.o drop_caches.o splice.o sync.o utimes.o \
> > - stack.o fs_struct.o statfs.o
> > + stack.o fs_struct.o statfs.o netlink.o
> >
> > ifeq ($(CONFIG_BLOCK),y)
> > obj-y += buffer.o bio.o block_dev.o direct-io.o mpage.o ioprio.o
> > diff --git a/fs/netlink.c b/fs/netlink.c
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..15c44a1
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/fs/netlink.c
> > @@ -0,0 +1,107 @@
> > +#include <linux/fs.h>
> > +#include <linux/cred.h>
> > +#include <linux/init.h>
> > +#include <linux/module.h>
> > +#include <linux/kernel.h>
> > +#include <linux/sched.h>
> > +#include <linux/slab.h>
> > +#include <net/netlink.h>
> > +#include <net/genetlink.h>
> > +
> > +enum {
> > + FS_NL_A_UNSPEC,
> > + FS_NL_A_WARNING,
> > + FS_NL_A_DEV_MAJOR,
> > + FS_NL_A_DEV_MINOR,
> > + FS_NL_A_CAUSED_ID,
> > + __FS_NL_A_MAX,
> > +};
> > +#define FS_NL_A_MAX (__FS_NL_A_MAX - 1)
> > +
> > +enum {
> > + FS_NL_C_UNSPEC,
> > + FS_NL_C_WARNING,
> > + __FS_NL_C_MAX,
> > +};
> > +#define FS_NL_C_MAX (__FS_NL_C_MAX - 1)
> > +
> > +
> > +static struct genl_family fs_genl_family = {
> > + .id = GENL_ID_GENERATE,
> > + .hdrsize = 0,
> > + .name = "FS_MSG",
> > + .version = 1,
> > + .maxattr = FS_NL_A_MAX,
> > +};
> > +static int registered;
> > +
> > +/**
> > + * fs_nl_send_warning - Send warning from file system to userspace
> > + * @dev: The device on which the fs is mounted
> > + * @warntype: The type of the warning
> > + *
> > + * This can be used by file systems to send a warning message to the
> > + * userspace.
> > + */
> > +
> > +void fs_nl_send_warning(dev_t dev, unsigned int warntype)
> > +{
> > + static atomic_t seq;
> > + struct sk_buff *skb;
> > + void *msg_head;
> > + int ret;
> > + int msg_size = nla_total_size(sizeof(u64)) +
> > + 3 * nla_total_size(sizeof(u32));
> > +
> > + /* We have to allocate using GFP_NOFS as we are called from a
> > + * filesystem performing write and thus further recursion into
> > + * the fs to free some data could cause deadlocks. */
> > + skb = genlmsg_new(msg_size, GFP_NOFS);
> > + if (!skb) {
> > + printk(KERN_ERR
> > + "VFS: Not enough memory to send fs warning.\n");
> > + return;
> > + }
> > + msg_head = genlmsg_put(skb, 0, atomic_add_return(1, &seq),
> > + &fs_genl_family, 0, FS_NL_C_WARNING);
> > + if (!msg_head) {
> > + printk(KERN_ERR
> > + "VFS: Cannot store netlink header in fs warning.\n");
> > + goto err_out;
> > + }
> > + ret = nla_put_u32(skb, FS_NL_A_WARNING, warntype);
> > + if (ret)
> > + goto attr_err_out;
> > + ret = nla_put_u32(skb, FS_NL_A_DEV_MAJOR, MAJOR(dev));
> > + if (ret)
> > + goto attr_err_out;
> > + ret = nla_put_u32(skb, FS_NL_A_DEV_MINOR, MINOR(dev));
> > + if (ret)
> > + goto attr_err_out;
> > + ret = nla_put_u64(skb, FS_NL_A_CAUSED_ID, current_uid());
> > + if (ret)
> > + goto attr_err_out;
> > + genlmsg_end(skb, msg_head);
> > + genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, fs_genl_family.id, GFP_NOFS);
> > + return;
> > +attr_err_out:
> > + printk(KERN_ERR "VFS: Not enough space to compose "
> > + "fs netlink message!\n");
> > +err_out:
> > + kfree_skb(skb);
> > +}
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(fs_nl_send_warning);
> > +
> > +void init_fs_nl_family(void)
> > +{
> > + if (registered)
> > + return;
> > +
> > + if (genl_register_family(&fs_genl_family) != 0) {
> > + printk(KERN_ERR
> > + "VFS: Failed to create fs netlink interface.\n");
> > + return;
> > + }
> > + registered = 1;
> > +}
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(init_fs_nl_family);
>
>
> ---
> ~Randy
> *** Remember to use Documentation/SubmitChecklist when testing your code ***
>

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