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From: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>
To: Fox Chen <foxhlchen@gmail.com>
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: Re: [PATCH v2 12/12] docs: path-lookup: update symlink description
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:59:50 +1000
Message-ID: <87mttv11bd.fsf@notabene.neil.brown.name> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210316054727.25655-13-foxhlchen@gmail.com>


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On Tue, Mar 16 2021, Fox Chen wrote:

> instead of lookup_real()/vfs_create(), i_op->lookup() and
> i_op->create() will be called directly.
>
> update vfs_open() logic
>
> should_follow_link is merged into lookup_last() or open_last_lookup()
> which returns symlink name instead of an integer.
>
> Signed-off-by: Fox Chen <foxhlchen@gmail.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst | 13 ++++++-------
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
> index eef6e9f68fba..adbc714740c2 100644
> --- a/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
> @@ -1202,16 +1202,15 @@ the code.
>     it.  If the file was found in the dcache, then ``vfs_open()`` is used for
>     this.  If not, then ``lookup_open()`` will either call ``atomic_open()`` (if
>     the filesystem provides it) to combine the final lookup with the open, or
> -   will perform the separate ``lookup_real()`` and ``vfs_create()`` steps
> +   will perform the separate ``i_op->lookup()`` and ``i_op->create()`` steps
>     directly.  In the later case the actual "open" of this newly found or
>     created file will be performed by ``vfs_open()``, just as if the name
>     were found in the dcache.
>  
>  2. ``vfs_open()`` can fail with ``-EOPENSTALE`` if the cached information
> -   wasn't quite current enough.  Rather than restarting the lookup from
> -   the top with ``LOOKUP_REVAL`` set, ``lookup_open()`` is called instead,
> -   giving the filesystem a chance to resolve small inconsistencies.
> -   If that doesn't work, only then is the lookup restarted from the top.
> +   wasn't quite current enough.  If it's in RCU-walk -ECHILD will be returned
> +   otherwise will return -ESTALE.  When -ESTALE is returned, the caller may

"otherwise -ESTALE is returned".
If you don't like repeating "is returned", then maybe:
  "... -ECHILD will be returned, otherwise the result is -ESTALE".


> +   retry with LOOKUP_REVAL flag set.
>  
>  3. An open with O_CREAT **does** follow a symlink in the final component,
>     unlike other creation system calls (like ``mkdir``).  So the sequence::
> @@ -1221,8 +1220,8 @@ the code.
>  
>     will create a file called ``/tmp/bar``.  This is not permitted if
>     ``O_EXCL`` is set but otherwise is handled for an O_CREAT open much
> -   like for a non-creating open: ``should_follow_link()`` returns ``1``, and
> -   so does ``do_last()`` so that ``trailing_symlink()`` gets called and the
> +   like for a non-creating open: ``lookup_last()`` or ``open_last_lookup()``
> +   returns a non ``Null`` value, and ``link_path_walk()`` gets called and the

"NULL", not "Null".

This those changes,
 Reviewed-by: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>

Thanks for a lot of all these improvements!! and apologies for the delay
in the review.

Thanks,
NeilBrown


>     open process continues on the symlink that was found.
>  
>  Updating the access time
> -- 
> 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 ` [PATCH v2 08/12] docs: path-lookup: update i_op->put_link and cookie description Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:37   ` 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 [this message]
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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