Author: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun Sep 8 18:13:49 2013 -0700
vfs: fix dentry RCU to refcounting possibly sleeping dput()
This is the fix that the last two commits indirectly led up to - making
sure that we don't call dput() in a bad context on the dentries we've
looked up in RCU mode after the sequence count validation fails.
This basically expands d_rcu_to_refcount() into the callers, and then
fixes the callers to delay the dput() in the failure case until _after_
we've dropped all locks and are no longer in an RCU-locked region.
The case of 'complete_walk()' was trivial, since its failure case did
the unlock_rcu_walk() directly after the call to d_rcu_to_refcount(),
and as such that is just a pure expansion of the function with a trivial
movement of the resulting dput() to after 'unlock_rcu_walk()'.
In contrast, the unlazy_walk() case was much more complicated, because
not only does convert two different dentries from RCU to be reference
counted, but it used to not call unlock_rcu_walk() at all, and instead
just returned an error and let the caller clean everything up in
Happily, one of the dentries in question (called "parent" inside
unlazy_walk()) is the dentry of "nd->path", which terminate_walk() wants
a refcount to anyway for the non-RCU case.
So what the new and improved unlazy_walk() does is to first turn that
dentry into a refcounted one, and once that is set up, the error cases
can continue to use the terminate_walk() helper for cleanup, but for the
non-RCU case. Which makes it possible to drop out of RCU mode if we
actually hit the sequence number failure case.
Acked-by: Al Viro <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Switched to branch 'master'
Deleted branch next (was 98926a8).
* branch master -> FETCH_HEAD
* branch HEAD -> FETCH_HEAD
Switched to a new branch 'next'
Branch next set up to track remote branch master from linux-next.