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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3 RESEND] namei: add follow_up_bind()
On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 07:45:15PM +0200, Christian Brauner wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 09:28:56AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 3:51 AM, Christian Brauner
> > <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > This series adds:
> > > - follow_up_bind() to namei.{c,h}
> > > - switches fs/nfsd/vfs.c:follow_to_parent() to use follow_up_bind()
> > > - switches fs/devpts/inode.c:devpts_mntget() to use follow_up_bind()
> >
> > Hmm. Seems fair enough to me, although I wonder how much this really
> > helps. It does get rid of a duplicate code pattern, but:
> >
> > 4 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> >
> > and while some of that is just the new comment, some of it is just "overhead".
>
> Fwiw, it does get read of these while loops in two places but I
> personally see the biggest value in making it obvious what bind-mount
> resolution means.
>
> >
> > It's also a bit odd how the new helper is marked "inline", but nobody
> > will inline it because it's not actually in the header file or any of
> > the isers in the same C file. So instead, it has to be exported. I
> > wonder if it should just be a trivial inline in <linux/namei.h>? Maybe
> > it originally was, and that's where the inline came from, and then
> > Christian decided to make it be by the regular "follow_up()" instead?
>
> I head it inline first but it would have required to forward declare
> struct vfsmount in the head and I wasn't sure if that was going to fly.
> But I explicitly left the inline in there because I was following
> user_path_create() ([1], [2]) which does the same. But if that's an
> issue I can make it static inline in the header like I had, forward
> declare struct vfsmount and remove the unnecessary inline from
> user_path_create() in a separate patch unless there's a specific reason
> to leave it in there.
>
> [1]: https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/include/linux/namei.h#L79
> [2]: https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/fs/namei.c#L3680

In case that wasn't clear from the previous message: I'd wait for a go
ahead on this if that's ok.

Christian

>
> >
> > But with all that said, I certainly don't *mind* the patch series.
>
> Cool.
>
> Thanks!
> Christian
>
> >
> > Al, I'm leaving this up to you, and expect to get it from your vfs
> > tree eventually. Or not.
> >
> > Linus

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