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From: Fox Chen <foxhlchen@gmail.com>
To: neilb@suse.de
Cc: Fox Chen <foxhlchen@gmail.com>,
	corbet@lwn.net, vegard.nossum@oracle.com,
	viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk, rdunlap@infradead.org,
	grandmaster@al2klimov.de, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, gregkh@linuxfoundation.org
Subject: [PATCH v2 08/12] docs: path-lookup: update i_op->put_link and cookie description
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 13:47:23 +0800
Message-ID: <20210316054727.25655-9-foxhlchen@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210316054727.25655-1-foxhlchen@gmail.com>

No inode->put_link operation anymore. We use delayed_call to
deal with link destruction. Cookie has been replaced with
struct delayed_call.

Related commit: commit fceef393a538 ("switch ->get_link() to
delayed_call, kill ->put_link()")

Signed-off-by: Fox Chen <foxhlchen@gmail.com>
---
 Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst | 30 ++++++-----------------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
index e6b6c43ff0f6..8ab95dd9046e 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
@@ -1066,34 +1066,20 @@ method. This is called both in RCU-walk and REF-walk. In RCU-walk the
 RCU-walk.  Much like the ``i_op->permission()`` method we
 looked at previously, ``->get_link()`` would need to be careful that
 all the data structures it references are safe to be accessed while
-holding no counted reference, only the RCU lock.  Though getting a
-reference with ``->follow_link()`` is not yet done in RCU-walk mode, the
-code is ready to release the reference when that does happen.
-
-This need to drop the reference to a symlink adds significant
-complexity.  It requires a reference to the inode so that the
-``i_op->put_link()`` inode operation can be called.  In REF-walk, that
-reference is kept implicitly through a reference to the dentry, so
-keeping the ``struct path`` of the symlink is easiest.  For RCU-walk,
-the pointer to the inode is kept separately.  To allow switching from
-RCU-walk back to REF-walk in the middle of processing nested symlinks
-we also need the seq number for the dentry so we can confirm that
-switching back was safe.
-
-Finally, when providing a reference to a symlink, the filesystem also
-provides an opaque "cookie" that must be passed to ``->put_link()`` so that it
-knows what to free.  This might be the allocated memory area, or a
-pointer to the ``struct page`` in the page cache, or something else
-completely.  Only the filesystem knows what it is.
+holding no counted reference, only the RCU lock. A callback
+``struct delayed_called`` will be passed to get_link,
+file systems can set their own put_link function and argument through
+``set_delayed_call``. Later on, when vfs wants to put link, it will call
+``do_delayed_call`` to invoke that callback function with the argument.
 
 In order for the reference to each symlink to be dropped when the walk completes,
 whether in RCU-walk or REF-walk, the symlink stack needs to contain,
 along with the path remnants:
 
-- the ``struct path`` to provide a reference to the inode in REF-walk
-- the ``struct inode *`` to provide a reference to the inode in RCU-walk
+- the ``struct path`` to provide a reference to the previous path
+- the ``const char *`` to provide a reference to the to previous name
 - the ``seq`` to allow the path to be safely switched from RCU-walk to REF-walk
-- the ``cookie`` that tells ``->put_path()`` what to put.
+- the ``struct delayed_call`` for later invocation.
 
 This means that each entry in the symlink stack needs to hold five
 pointers and an integer instead of just one pointer (the path
-- 
2.30.2


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Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-16  5:47 [PATCH v2 00/12] docs: path-lookup: Update pathlookup docs Fox Chen
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 01/12] docs: path-lookup: update follow_managed() part Fox Chen
2021-04-19  0:52   ` NeilBrown
2021-04-19  2:17   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-19  2:33     ` Fox Chen
2021-04-19  3:25       ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-19  3:33         ` Fox Chen
2021-04-19 19:22           ` Jonathan Corbet
2021-04-20  1:12             ` Fox Chen
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 02/12] docs: path-lookup: update path_to_nameidata() part Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:00   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 03/12] docs: path-lookup: update path_mountpoint() part Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:03   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 04/12] docs: path-lookup: update do_last() part Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:17   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 05/12] docs: path-lookup: remove filename_mountpoint Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:20   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 06/12] docs: path-lookup: Add macro name to symlink limit description Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:22   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 07/12] docs: path-lookup: i_op->follow_link replaced with i_op->get_link Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:28   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` Fox Chen [this message]
2021-04-19  1:37   ` [PATCH v2 08/12] docs: path-lookup: update i_op->put_link and cookie description NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 09/12] docs: path-lookup: no get_link() Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:41   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 10/12] docs: path-lookup: update WALK_GET, WALK_PUT desc Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:47   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 11/12] docs: path-lookup: update get_link() ->follow_link description Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:54   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 12/12] docs: path-lookup: update symlink description Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:59   ` NeilBrown
2021-04-19  2:34     ` Fox Chen
2021-04-13 21:18 ` [PATCH v2 00/12] docs: path-lookup: Update pathlookup docs Jonathan Corbet
2021-04-13 22:26   ` NeilBrown

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