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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] autofs: add comment about autofs_mountpoint_changed()
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On Fri, 2020-03-27 at 05:19 +0000, McIntyre, Vincent (CASS, Marsfield)
wrote:
> One nit, below.

Yeah, thanks for that, you effort looking at the patches is
appreciated, I'll fix it.

> Vince
>
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 01:23:36PM +0800, Ian Kent wrote:
> > The function autofs_mountpoint_changed() is unusual, add a comment
> > about two cases for which it is used.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net>
> > ---
> > fs/autofs/root.c | 21 ++++++++++++++++++---
> > 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/fs/autofs/root.c b/fs/autofs/root.c
> > index 308cc49aca1d..a972bbaecb46 100644
> > --- a/fs/autofs/root.c
> > +++ b/fs/autofs/root.c
> > @@ -280,9 +280,24 @@ static struct dentry
> > *autofs_mountpoint_changed(struct path *path)
> > struct dentry *dentry = path->dentry;
> > struct autofs_sb_info *sbi = autofs_sbi(dentry->d_sb);
> >
> > - /*
> > - * If this is an indirect mount the dentry could have gone away
> > - * as a result of an expire and a new one created.
> > + /* If this is an indirect mount the dentry could have gone away
> > + * and a new one created.
> > + *
> > + * This is unusual and I can't remember the case for which it
> > + * was originally added now. But a example of how this can
>
> 'an' example
>
> > + * happen is an autofs indirect mount that has the "browse"
> > + * option set and also has the "symlink" option in the autofs
> > + * map entry. In this case the daemon will remove the browse
> > + * directory and create a symlink as the mount (pointing to a
> > + * local path) leaving the struct path stale.
> > + *
> > + * Another not so obvious case is when a mount in an autofs
> > + * indirect mount that uses the "nobrowse" option is being
> > + * expired and the mount has been umounted but the mount point
> > + * directory remains when a stat family system call is made.
> > + * In this case the mount point is removed (by the daemon) and
> > + * a new mount triggered leading to a stale dentry in the
> > struct
> > + * path of the waiting process.
> > */
> > if (autofs_type_indirect(sbi->type) && d_unhashed(dentry)) {
> > struct dentry *parent = dentry->d_parent;
> >
>
> --

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