Commit 87243deb authored by Seth Forshee's avatar Seth Forshee Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

debugfs: Make automount point inodes permanently empty

Starting with 4.1 the tracing subsystem has its own filesystem
which is automounted in the tracing subdirectory of debugfs.
Prior to this debugfs could be bind mounted in a cloned mount
namespace, but if tracefs has been mounted under debugfs this
now fails because there is a locked child mount. This creates
a regression for container software which bind mounts debugfs
to satisfy the assumption of some userspace software.

In other pseudo filesystems such as proc and sysfs we're already
creating mountpoints like this in such a way that no dirents can
be created in the directories, allowing them to be exceptions to
some MNT_LOCKED tests. In fact we're already do this for the
tracefs mountpoint in sysfs.

Do the same in debugfs_create_automount(), since the intention
here is clearly to create a mountpoint. This fixes the regression,
as locked child mounts on permanently empty directories do not
cause a bind mount to fail.

Cc: # v4.1+
Signed-off-by: default avatarSeth Forshee <>
Acked-by: default avatarSerge Hallyn <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent f55532a0
......@@ -457,7 +457,7 @@ struct dentry *debugfs_create_automount(const char *name,
if (unlikely(!inode))
return failed_creating(dentry);
inode->i_mode = S_IFDIR | S_IRWXU | S_IRUGO | S_IXUGO;
inode->i_flags |= S_AUTOMOUNT;
inode->i_private = data;
dentry->d_fsdata = (void *)f;
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