Commit a12a7dd3 authored by Eric Paris's avatar Eric Paris
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fanotify: merge notification events with different masks

Instead of just merging fanotify events if they are exactly the same, merge
notification events with different masks.  To do this we have to clone the
old event, update the mask in the new event with the new merged mask, and
put the new event in place of the old event.
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Paris <>
parent 767cd46c
......@@ -10,8 +10,7 @@ static bool should_merge(struct fsnotify_event *old, struct fsnotify_event *new)
pr_debug("%s: old=%p new=%p\n", __func__, old, new);
if ((old->mask == new->mask) &&
(old->to_tell == new->to_tell) &&
if ((old->to_tell == new->to_tell) &&
(old->data_type == new->data_type)) {
switch (old->data_type) {
......@@ -29,20 +28,42 @@ static bool should_merge(struct fsnotify_event *old, struct fsnotify_event *new)
static int fanotify_merge(struct list_head *list, struct fsnotify_event *event)
struct fsnotify_event_holder *holder;
struct fsnotify_event_holder *test_holder;
struct fsnotify_event *test_event;
struct fsnotify_event *new_event;
int ret = 0;
pr_debug("%s: list=%p event=%p\n", __func__, list, event);
/* and the list better be locked by something too! */
list_for_each_entry_reverse(holder, list, event_list) {
test_event = holder->event;
if (should_merge(test_event, event))
return -EEXIST;
list_for_each_entry_reverse(test_holder, list, event_list) {
test_event = test_holder->event;
if (should_merge(test_event, event)) {
ret = -EEXIST;
/* if they are exactly the same we are done */
if (test_event->mask == event->mask)
goto out;
/* can't allocate memory, merge was no possible */
new_event = fsnotify_clone_event(test_event);
if (unlikely(!new_event)) {
ret = 0;
goto out;
/* build new event and replace it on the list */
new_event->mask = (test_event->mask | event->mask);
fsnotify_replace_event(test_holder, new_event);
/* match ref from fsnotify_clone_event() */
return 0;
return ret;
static int fanotify_handle_event(struct fsnotify_group *group, struct fsnotify_event *event)
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