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Subject[PATCH 3/4 v5] devpts: comment devpts_mntget()
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Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com>
---
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* patch added
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fs/devpts/inode.c | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/devpts/inode.c b/fs/devpts/inode.c
index 542364bf923e..e072e955ce33 100644
--- a/fs/devpts/inode.c
+++ b/fs/devpts/inode.c
@@ -152,6 +152,24 @@ static int devpts_ptmx_path(struct path *path)
return 0;
}

+/*
+ * Try to find a suitable devpts filesystem. We support the following
+ * scenarios:
+ * - The ptmx device node is located in the same directory as the devpts
+ * mount where the pts device nodes are located.
+ * This is e.g. the case when calling open on the /dev/pts/ptmx device
+ * node when the devpts filesystem is mounted at /dev/pts.
+ * - The ptmx device node is located outside the devpts filesystem mount
+ * where the pts device nodes are located. For example, the ptmx device
+ * is a symlink, separate device node, or bind-mount.
+ * A supported scenario is bind-mounting /dev/pts/ptmx to /dev/ptmx and
+ * then calling open on /dev/ptmx. In this case a suitable pts
+ * subdirectory can be found in the common parent directory /dev of the
+ * devpts mount and the ptmx bind-mount, after resolving the /dev/ptmx
+ * bind-mount.
+ * If no suitable pts subdirectory can be found this function will fail.
+ * This is e.g. the case when bind-mounting /dev/pts/ptmx to /ptmx.
+ */
struct vfsmount *devpts_mntget(struct file *filp, struct pts_fs_info *fsi)
{
struct path path;
--
2.15.1
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