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From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Trace Devel <linux-trace-devel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>,
	Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>,
	Christian Brauner <brauner@kernel.org>,
	Ajay Kaher <ajay.kaher@broadcom.com>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] eventfs: Have inodes have unique inode numbers
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2024 16:42:06 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20240126164206.637ba8bd@rorschach.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wj8WygQNgoHerp-aKyCwFxHeyKMguQszVKyJfi-=Yfadw@mail.gmail.com>

On Fri, 26 Jan 2024 13:36:20 -0800
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 26 Jan 2024 at 13:26, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
> >
> > I'd be happy to change that patch to what I originally did before deciding
> > to copy get_next_ino():
> >
> > unsigned int tracefs_get_next_ino(int files)
> > {
> >         static atomic_t next_inode;
> >         unsigned int res;
> >
> >         do {
> >                 res = atomic_add_return(files + 1, &next_inode);
> >
> >                 /* Check for overflow */
> >         } while (unlikely(res < files + 1));
> >
> >         return res - files;  
> 
> Still entirely pointless.
> 
> If you have more than 4 billion inodes, something is really really wrong.

No, but you can trivially make a loop that creates and destroys
directories that will eventually overflow the count.

-- Steve

  reply	other threads:[~2024-01-26 21:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 52+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2024-01-26 20:02 [PATCH] eventfs: Have inodes have unique inode numbers Steven Rostedt
2024-01-26 20:25 ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-26 21:26   ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-26 21:31     ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-26 21:43       ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-26 21:36     ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-26 21:42       ` Steven Rostedt [this message]
2024-01-26 21:49       ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-26 22:08         ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-26 22:26           ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-27 14:47             ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-28 14:42               ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-26 22:14         ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2024-01-26 22:29           ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-26 22:41             ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2024-01-26 22:49               ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-29 16:00                 ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2024-01-29 18:58                   ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-26 22:34           ` Matthew Wilcox
2024-01-26 22:40             ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2024-01-26 22:48             ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-26 23:04               ` Matthew Wilcox
2024-01-26 23:11                 ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-26 23:17                   ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-27  9:36                     ` Andreas Schwab
2024-01-27 21:47         ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-28 20:15           ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-28 20:53             ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-28 21:08               ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-28 22:01                 ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-28 22:17                   ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-28 22:26                     ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-28 21:11               ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-28 21:19               ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-28 21:43                 ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-28 22:07                   ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-28 22:17                     ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-28 22:25                       ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-28 22:51           ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-28 23:24             ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-28 23:59               ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-29  0:21                 ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-29  1:00                   ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-29  1:42                     ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-29  2:32                       ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-29  3:40                         ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-29  4:01                           ` Linus Torvalds
2024-01-29  2:09                     ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-29  6:44                       ` Amir Goldstein
2024-01-29  9:32                         ` Steven Rostedt
2024-01-27 15:26       ` David Laight
2024-01-27 20:01         ` Linus Torvalds

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