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[Cluster-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/2] configfs: Rework configfs_depend_item() locking and make lockdep happy



On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:20:14AM -0700, Joel Becker wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:18:28AM +0200, Louis Rilling wrote:
> > Agreed, I was going to suggest something like this. Actually I'd push the
> > initialization of s_type down to configfs_new_dirent(), so that s_type either
> > is always NULL, or always shows the correct type of object.
> 
> 	0, not "NULL", but yeah I think that's a good plan.

	Like this.  Please review the comment change mostly.


diff --git a/fs/configfs/dir.c b/fs/configfs/dir.c
index 63d8815..8e48b52 100644
--- a/fs/configfs/dir.c
+++ b/fs/configfs/dir.c
@@ -167,8 +167,8 @@ configfs_adjust_dir_dirent_depth_after_populate(struct configfs_dirent *sd)
 /*
  * Allocates a new configfs_dirent and links it to the parent configfs_dirent
  */
-static struct configfs_dirent *configfs_new_dirent(struct configfs_dirent * parent_sd,
-						void * element)
+static struct configfs_dirent *configfs_new_dirent(struct configfs_dirent *parent_sd,
+						   void *element, int type)
 {
 	struct configfs_dirent * sd;
 
@@ -180,6 +180,7 @@ static struct configfs_dirent *configfs_new_dirent(struct configfs_dirent * pare
 	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&sd->s_links);
 	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&sd->s_children);
 	sd->s_element = element;
+	sd->s_type = type;
 	configfs_init_dirent_depth(sd);
 	spin_lock(&configfs_dirent_lock);
 	if (parent_sd->s_type & CONFIGFS_USET_DROPPING) {
@@ -225,19 +226,12 @@ int configfs_make_dirent(struct configfs_dirent * parent_sd,
 {
 	struct configfs_dirent * sd;
 
-	sd = configfs_new_dirent(parent_sd, element);
+	sd = configfs_new_dirent(parent_sd, element, type);
 	if (IS_ERR(sd))
 		return PTR_ERR(sd);
 
-	/*
-	 * We need configfs_dirent_lock so that configfs_depend_prep()
-	 * can see s_type accurately on other CPUs.
-	 */
-	spin_lock(&configfs_dirent_lock);
 	sd->s_mode = mode;
-	sd->s_type = type;
 	sd->s_dentry = dentry;
-	spin_unlock(&configfs_dirent_lock);
 	if (dentry) {
 		dentry->d_fsdata = configfs_get(sd);
 		dentry->d_op = &configfs_dentry_ops;
@@ -1034,11 +1028,10 @@ static int configfs_dump(struct configfs_dirent *sd, int level)
  * dead, as well as items in the middle of attachment since they virtually
  * do not exist yet. This completes the locking out of racing mkdir() and
  * rmdir().
- * Note: items in the middle of attachment start with s_type = 0
- * (configfs_new_dirent()), and configfs_make_dirent() (called from
- * create_dir()) sets s_type = CONFIGFS_DIR|CONFIGFS_USET_CREATING. In both
- * cases the item is ignored.  configfs_make_dirent() is locked out from
- * updating s_type by configfs_dirent_lock.
+ * Note: subdirectories in the middle of attachment start with s_type =
+ * CONFIGFS_DIR|CONFIGFS_USET_CREATING set by create_dir().  When
+ * CONFIGFS_USET_CREATING is set, we ignore the item.  The actual set of
+ * s_type is in configfs_new_dirent(), which has configfs_dirent_lock.
  *
  * If the target is not found, -ENOENT is bubbled up.
  *
@@ -1514,7 +1507,7 @@ static int configfs_dir_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
 	 */
 	err = -ENOENT;
 	if (configfs_dirent_is_ready(parent_sd)) {
-		file->private_data = configfs_new_dirent(parent_sd, NULL);
+		file->private_data = configfs_new_dirent(parent_sd, NULL, 0);
 		if (IS_ERR(file->private_data))
 			err = PTR_ERR(file->private_data);
 		else

-- 

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Joel Becker
Principal Software Developer
Oracle
E-mail: joel becker oracle com
Phone: (650) 506-8127


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