1. 04 Jan, 2019 4 commits
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  5. 05 Jul, 2018 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      autofs: rename 'autofs' module back to 'autofs4' · d02d21ea
      Linus Torvalds authored
      It turns out that systemd has a bug: it wants to load the autofs module
      early because of some initialization ordering with udev, and it doesn't
      do that correctly.  Everywhere else it does the proper "look up module
      name" that does the proper alias resolution, but in that early code, it
      just uses a hardcoded "autofs4" for the module name.
      The result of that is that as of commit a2225d93 ("autofs: remove
      left-over autofs4 stubs"), you get
          systemd[1]: Failed to insert module 'autofs4': No such file or directory
      in the system logs, and a lack of module loading.  All this despite the
      fact that we had very clearly marked 'autofs4' as an alias for this
      What's so ridiculous about this is that literally everything else does
      the module alias handling correctly, including really old versions of
      systemd (that just used 'modprobe' to do this), and even all the other
      systemd module loading code.
      Only that special systemd early module load code is broken, hardcoding
      the module names for not just 'autofs4', but also "ipv6", "unix",
      "ip_tables" and "virtio_rng".  Very annoying.
      Instead of creating an _additional_ separate compatibility 'autofs4'
      module, just rely on the fact that everybody else gets this right, and
      just call the module 'autofs4' for compatibility reasons, with 'autofs'
      as the alias name.
      That will allow the systemd people to fix their bugs, adding the proper
      alias handling, and maybe even fix the name of the module to be just
      "autofs" (so that they can _test_ the alias handling).  And eventually,
      we can revert this silly compatibility hack.
      See also
      for the systemd bug reports upstream and in the Debian bug tracker
      Fixes: a2225d93 ("autofs: remove left-over autofs4 stubs")
      Reported-by: default avatarBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
      Reported-by: default avatarMichael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
      Cc: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  6. 12 Jun, 2018 1 commit
  7. 11 Jun, 2018 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      autofs: remove left-over autofs4 stubs · a2225d93
      Linus Torvalds authored
      There's no need to retain the fs/autofs4 directory for backward
      Adding an AUTOFS4_FS fragment to the autofs Kconfig and a module alias
      for autofs4 is sufficient for almost all cases. Not keeping fs/autofs4
      remnants will prevent "insmod <path>/autofs4/autofs4.ko" from working
      but this shouldn't be used in automation scripts rather than
      There were some comments about things to look out for with the module
      rename in the fs/autofs4/Kconfig that is removed by this patch, see the
      commit patch if you are interested.
      One potential problem with this change is that when the
      fs/autofs/Kconfig fragment for AUTOFS4_FS is removed any AUTOFS4_FS
      entries will be removed from the kernel config, resulting in no autofs
      file system being built if there is no AUTOFS_FS entry also.
      This would have also happened if the fs/autofs4 remnants had remained
      and is most likely to be a problem with automated builds.
      Please check your build configurations before the removal which will
      occur after the next couple of kernel releases.
      Acked-by: default avatarIan Kent <raven@themaw.net>
      [ With edits and commit message from Ian Kent ]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  8. 08 Jun, 2018 4 commits
  9. 21 Oct, 2010 1 commit
    • Arnd Bergmann's avatar
      BKL: introduce CONFIG_BKL. · 6de5bd12
      Arnd Bergmann authored
      With all the patches we have queued in the BKL removal tree, only a
      few dozen modules are left that actually rely on the BKL, and even
      there are lots of low-hanging fruit. We need to decide what to do
      about them, this patch illustrates one of the options:
      Every user of the BKL is marked as 'depends on BKL' in Kconfig,
      and the CONFIG_BKL becomes a user-visible option. If it gets
      disabled, no BKL using module can be built any more and the BKL
      code itself is compiled out.
      The one exception is file locking, which is practically always
      enabled and does a 'select BKL' instead. This effectively forces
      CONFIG_BKL to be enabled until we have solved the fs/lockd
      mess and can apply the patch that removes the BKL from fs/locks.c.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
  10. 05 Oct, 2010 2 commits
  11. 08 Aug, 2010 1 commit
  12. 27 May, 2010 1 commit
    • jan Blunck's avatar
      fs/: do not fallback to default_llseek() when readdir() uses BKL · ca572727
      jan Blunck authored
      Do not use the fallback default_llseek() if the readdir operation of the
      filesystem still uses the big kernel lock.
      Since llseek() modifies
      file->f_pos of the directory directly it may need locking to not confuse
      readdir which usually uses file->f_pos directly as well
      Since the special characteristics of the BKL (unlocked on schedule) are
      not necessary in this case, the inode mutex can be used for locking as
      provided by generic_file_llseek().  This is only possible since all
      filesystems, except reiserfs, either use a directory as a flat file or
      with disk address offsets.  Reiserfs on the other hand uses a 32bit hash
      off the filename as the offset so generic_file_llseek() can get used as
      well since the hash is always smaller than sb->s_maxbytes (= (512 << 32) -
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJan Blunck <jblunck@suse.de>
      Acked-by: default avatarJan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
      Acked-by: default avatarAnders Larsen <al@alarsen.net>
      Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  13. 30 Mar, 2010 1 commit
    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking... · 5a0e3ad6
      Tejun Heo authored
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking implicit slab.h inclusion from percpu.h
      percpu.h is included by sched.h and module.h and thus ends up being
      included when building most .c files.  percpu.h includes slab.h which
      in turn includes gfp.h making everything defined by the two files
      universally available and complicating inclusion dependencies.
      percpu.h -> slab.h dependency is about to be removed.  Prepare for
      this change by updating users of gfp and slab facilities include those
      headers directly instead of assuming availability.  As this conversion
      needs to touch large number of source files, the following script is
      used as the basis of conversion.
      The script does the followings.
      * Scan files for gfp and slab usages and update includes such that
        only the necessary includes are there.  ie. if only gfp is used,
        gfp.h, if slab is used, slab.h.
      * When the script inserts a new include, it looks at the include
        blocks and try to put the new include such that its order conforms
        to its surrounding.  It's put in the include block which contains
        core kernel includes, in the same order that the rest are ordered -
        alphabetical, Christmas tree, rev-Xmas-tree or at the end if there
        doesn't seem to be any matching order.
      * If the script can't find a place to put a new include (mostly
        because the file doesn't have fitting include block), it prints out
        an error message indicating which .h file needs to be added to the
      The conversion was done in the following steps.
      1. The initial automatic conversion of all .c files updated slightly
         over 4000 files, deleting around 700 includes and adding ~480 gfp.h
         and ~3000 slab.h inclusions.  The script emitted errors for ~400
      2. Each error was manually checked.  Some didn't need the inclusion,
         some needed manual addition while adding it to implementation .h or
         embedding .c file was more appropriate for others.  This step added
         inclusions to around 150 files.
      3. The script was run again and the output was compared to the edits
         from #2 to make sure no file was left behind.
      4. Several build tests were done and a couple of problems were fixed.
         e.g. lib/decompress_*.c used malloc/free() wrappers around slab
         APIs requiring slab.h to be added manually.
      5. The script was run on all .h files but without automatically
         editing them as sprinkling gfp.h and slab.h inclusions around .h
         files could easily lead to inclusion dependency hell.  Most gfp.h
         inclusion directives were ignored as stuff from gfp.h was usually
         wildly available and often used in preprocessor macros.  Each
         slab.h inclusion directive was examined and added manually as
      6. percpu.h was updated not to include slab.h.
      7. Build test were done on the following configurations and failures
         were fixed.  CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL was turned off for all tests (as my
         distributed build env didn't work with gcov compiles) and a few
         more options had to be turned off depending on archs to make things
         build (like ipr on powerpc/64 which failed due to missing writeq).
         * x86 and x86_64 UP and SMP allmodconfig and a custom test config.
         * powerpc and powerpc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * sparc and sparc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * ia64 SMP allmodconfig
         * s390 SMP allmodconfig
         * alpha SMP allmodconfig
         * um on x86_64 SMP allmodconfig
      8. percpu.h modifications were reverted so that it could be applied as
         a separate patch and serve as bisection point.
      Given the fact that I had only a couple of failures from tests on step
      6, I'm fairly confident about the coverage of this conversion patch.
      If there is a breakage, it's likely to be something in one of the arch
      headers which should be easily discoverable easily on most builds of
      the specific arch.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Guess-its-ok-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
      Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
  14. 21 Sep, 2009 1 commit
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  16. 21 Apr, 2009 1 commit
    • Al Viro's avatar
      Fix autofs_expire() · 117aff74
      Al Viro authored
      mnt should remain the same for all iterations through the list;
      as it is, if we have a busy mount, mnt follows into it and isn't
      restored for the next iteration.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
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