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Subject[PATCH 04/39] vfs: add path_open()
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Currently opening an overlay file results in:

- the real file on the underlying layer being opened
- f_path being set to the overlay {mount, dentry} pair

This patch adds a new helper that allows the above to be explicitly
performed. I.e. it's the same as dentry_open(), except the underlying
inode to open is given as a separate argument.

This is in preparation for stacking I/O operations on overlay files.

Later, when implicit opening is removed, dentry_open() can be implemented
by just calling path_open().

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@redhat.com>
---
fs/open.c | 31 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
include/linux/fs.h | 2 ++
2 files changed, 33 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/open.c b/fs/open.c
index c5ee7cd60424..d0bf7f061a1a 100644
--- a/fs/open.c
+++ b/fs/open.c
@@ -906,6 +906,37 @@ int vfs_open(const struct path *path, struct file *file,
return do_dentry_open(file, d_backing_inode(dentry), NULL, cred);
}

+/**
+ * path_open() - Open an inode by a particular name.
+ * @path: The name of the file.
+ * @flags: The O_ flags used to open this file.
+ * @inode: The inode to open.
+ * @cred: The task's credentials used when opening this file.
+ *
+ * Context: Process context.
+ * Return: A pointer to a struct file or an IS_ERR pointer. Cannot return NULL.
+ */
+struct file *path_open(const struct path *path, int flags, struct inode *inode,
+ const struct cred *cred)
+{
+ struct file *file;
+ int retval;
+
+ file = get_empty_filp();
+ if (IS_ERR(file))
+ return file;
+
+ file->f_flags = flags;
+ file->f_path = *path;
+ retval = do_dentry_open(file, inode, NULL, cred);
+ if (retval) {
+ put_filp(file);
+ return ERR_PTR(retval);
+ }
+ return file;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(path_open);
+
struct file *dentry_open(const struct path *path, int flags,
const struct cred *cred)
{
diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
index b0f290944220..9473e68280d0 100644
--- a/include/linux/fs.h
+++ b/include/linux/fs.h
@@ -2401,6 +2401,8 @@ extern struct file *filp_open(const char *, int, umode_t);
extern struct file *file_open_root(struct dentry *, struct vfsmount *,
const char *, int, umode_t);
extern struct file * dentry_open(const struct path *, int, const struct cred *);
+extern struct file *path_open(const struct path *, int, struct inode *,
+ const struct cred *);
extern int filp_close(struct file *, fl_owner_t id);

extern struct filename *getname_flags(const char __user *, int, int *);
--
2.14.3
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