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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] sysfs: Remove SYSFS_FLAG_REMOVED and use sd->s_nlink == 0 instead.
Is this safe?

What's the serialization with sysfs_link_sibling(), which you just made do

sd->s_nlink++;
if (!sd->s_nlink)
sd->s_nlink = 1;
in your previous patch?

Yes, sysfs_link_sibling() runs under sysfs_mutex, but
sysfs_dentry_delete() does not.

So what protects sysfs_dentry_delete() from never seeing that bogus 0
due to the overflow?

Linus

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> wrote:
>
> Now that we have a nlink field in sysfs_dirent report deleted
> files and directories the traditional way with nlink == 0.
>
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> ---
>  fs/sysfs/dir.c   |   11 +++++------
>  fs/sysfs/sysfs.h |    1 -
>  2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/sysfs/dir.c b/fs/sysfs/dir.c
> index 1526567..b5471d1 100644
> --- a/fs/sysfs/dir.c
> +++ b/fs/sysfs/dir.c
> @@ -202,7 +202,7 @@ static void sysfs_deactivate(struct sysfs_dirent *sd)
>        DECLARE_COMPLETION_ONSTACK(wait);
>        int v;
>
> -       BUG_ON(!(sd->s_flags & SYSFS_FLAG_REMOVED));
> +       BUG_ON(sd->s_nlink != 0);
>
>        if (!(sysfs_type(sd) & SYSFS_ACTIVE_REF))
>                return;
> @@ -279,7 +279,7 @@ void release_sysfs_dirent(struct sysfs_dirent * sd)
>  static int sysfs_dentry_delete(const struct dentry *dentry)
>  {
>        struct sysfs_dirent *sd = dentry->d_fsdata;
> -       return !!(sd->s_flags & SYSFS_FLAG_REMOVED);
> +       return sd->s_nlink == 0;
>  }
>
>  static int sysfs_dentry_revalidate(struct dentry *dentry, struct nameidata *nd)
> @@ -294,7 +294,7 @@ static int sysfs_dentry_revalidate(struct dentry *dentry, struct nameidata *nd)
>        mutex_lock(&sysfs_mutex);
>
>        /* The sysfs dirent has been deleted */
> -       if (sd->s_flags & SYSFS_FLAG_REMOVED)
> +       if (sd->s_nlink == 0)
>                goto out_bad;
>
>        /* The sysfs dirent has been moved? */
> @@ -534,7 +534,7 @@ void sysfs_remove_one(struct sysfs_addrm_cxt *acxt, struct sysfs_dirent *sd)
>  {
>        struct sysfs_inode_attrs *ps_iattr;
>
> -       BUG_ON(sd->s_flags & SYSFS_FLAG_REMOVED);
> +       BUG_ON(sd->s_nlink == 0);
>
>        sysfs_unlink_sibling(sd);
>
> @@ -546,7 +546,6 @@ void sysfs_remove_one(struct sysfs_addrm_cxt *acxt, struct sysfs_dirent *sd)
>        }
>
>        sd->s_nlink = 0;
> -       sd->s_flags |= SYSFS_FLAG_REMOVED;
>        sd->u.removed_list = acxt->removed;
>        acxt->removed = sd;
>  }
> @@ -946,7 +945,7 @@ static struct sysfs_dirent *sysfs_dir_pos(const void *ns,
>        struct sysfs_dirent *parent_sd, loff_t hash, struct sysfs_dirent *pos)
>  {
>        if (pos) {
> -               int valid = !(pos->s_flags & SYSFS_FLAG_REMOVED) &&
> +               int valid = (pos->s_nlink > 0) &&
>                        pos->s_parent == parent_sd &&
>                        hash == pos->s_hash;
>                sysfs_put(pos);
> diff --git a/fs/sysfs/sysfs.h b/fs/sysfs/sysfs.h
> index 71f9bf7..db2c5c5 100644
> --- a/fs/sysfs/sysfs.h
> +++ b/fs/sysfs/sysfs.h
> @@ -98,7 +98,6 @@ struct sysfs_dirent {
>  #define SYSFS_NS_TYPE_SHIFT            4
>
>  #define SYSFS_FLAG_MASK                        ~(SYSFS_NS_TYPE_MASK|SYSFS_TYPE_MASK)
> -#define SYSFS_FLAG_REMOVED             0x080
>
>  static inline unsigned int sysfs_type(struct sysfs_dirent *sd)
>  {
> --
> 1.7.2.5
>
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