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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] devpts: remove unneeded inode_lock in mknod_ptmx
On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 06:11:32PM +0100, Christian Brauner wrote:
> Afaict, the mknod_ptmx() call is a no-op on subsequent calls and the first
> call is done before we unlock the suberblock. If I'm not mistaken this is
> exactly parallel to what Al pointed out for binderfs 29ef1c8e16a
> ("binderfs: drop lock in binderfs_binder_ctl_create"). In both filesystems
> it should not be necessary to take inode_lock() in there. Let's remove it
> and remove the goto.
>
> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
> Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>

Since the merge window is coming up: are you fine with this patch, Al?

Christian

> ---
> fs/devpts/inode.c | 19 ++++++-------------
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/devpts/inode.c b/fs/devpts/inode.c
> index c53814539070..8fa1492f9712 100644
> --- a/fs/devpts/inode.c
> +++ b/fs/devpts/inode.c
> @@ -325,7 +325,6 @@ static int parse_mount_options(char *data, int op, struct pts_mount_opts *opts)
> static int mknod_ptmx(struct super_block *sb)
> {
> int mode;
> - int rc = -ENOMEM;
> struct dentry *dentry;
> struct inode *inode;
> struct dentry *root = sb->s_root;
> @@ -334,18 +333,14 @@ static int mknod_ptmx(struct super_block *sb)
> kuid_t ptmx_uid = current_fsuid();
> kgid_t ptmx_gid = current_fsgid();
>
> - inode_lock(d_inode(root));
> -
> /* If we have already created ptmx node, return */
> - if (fsi->ptmx_dentry) {
> - rc = 0;
> - goto out;
> - }
> + if (fsi->ptmx_dentry)
> + return 0;
>
> dentry = d_alloc_name(root, "ptmx");
> if (!dentry) {
> pr_err("Unable to alloc dentry for ptmx node\n");
> - goto out;
> + return -ENOMEM;
> }
>
> /*
> @@ -355,7 +350,7 @@ static int mknod_ptmx(struct super_block *sb)
> if (!inode) {
> pr_err("Unable to alloc inode for ptmx node\n");
> dput(dentry);
> - goto out;
> + return -ENOMEM;
> }
>
> inode->i_ino = 2;
> @@ -369,10 +364,8 @@ static int mknod_ptmx(struct super_block *sb)
> d_add(dentry, inode);
>
> fsi->ptmx_dentry = dentry;
> - rc = 0;
> -out:
> - inode_unlock(d_inode(root));
> - return rc;
> +
> + return 0;
> }
>
> static void update_ptmx_mode(struct pts_fs_info *fsi)
> --
> 2.20.1
>

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