Commit d5aacad5 authored by Al Viro's avatar Al Viro

New helper - simple_fsync()

writes associated buffers, then does sync_inode() to write
the inode itself (and to make it clean).  Depends on
->write_inode() honouring the second argument.
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
parent 337eb00a
......@@ -9,6 +9,8 @@
#include <linux/vfs.h>
#include <linux/mutex.h>
#include <linux/exportfs.h>
#include <linux/writeback.h>
#include <linux/buffer_head.h>
#include <asm/uaccess.h>
......@@ -807,6 +809,29 @@ struct dentry *generic_fh_to_parent(struct super_block *sb, struct fid *fid,
int simple_fsync(struct file *file, struct dentry *dentry, int datasync)
struct writeback_control wbc = {
.sync_mode = WB_SYNC_ALL,
.nr_to_write = 0, /* metadata-only; caller takes care of data */
struct inode *inode = dentry->d_inode;
int err;
int ret;
ret = sync_mapping_buffers(inode->i_mapping);
if (!(inode->i_state & I_DIRTY))
return ret;
if (datasync && !(inode->i_state & I_DIRTY_DATASYNC))
return ret;
err = sync_inode(inode, &wbc);
if (ret == 0)
ret = err;
return ret;
......@@ -2345,6 +2345,8 @@ extern void simple_release_fs(struct vfsmount **mount, int *count);
extern ssize_t simple_read_from_buffer(void __user *to, size_t count,
loff_t *ppos, const void *from, size_t available);
extern int simple_fsync(struct file *, struct dentry *, int);
extern int buffer_migrate_page(struct address_space *,
struct page *, struct page *);
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