Commit cb2c0233 authored by Mark Fasheh's avatar Mark Fasheh Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] export generic_drop_inode() to modules

OCFS2 wants to mark an inode which has been orphaned by another node so
that during final iput it takes the correct path through the VFS and can
pass through the OCFS2 delete_inode callback.  Since i_nlink can get out of
date with other nodes, the best way I see to accomplish this is by clearing
i_nlink on those inodes at drop_inode time.  Other than this small amount
of work, nothing different needs to happen, so I think it would be cleanest
to be able to just call generic_drop_inode at the end of the OCFS2
drop_inode callback.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMark Fasheh <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent ca3f5a95
......@@ -1052,7 +1052,7 @@ static void generic_forget_inode(struct inode *inode)
* inode when the usage count drops to zero, and
* i_nlink is zero.
static void generic_drop_inode(struct inode *inode)
void generic_drop_inode(struct inode *inode)
if (!inode->i_nlink)
......@@ -1060,6 +1060,8 @@ static void generic_drop_inode(struct inode *inode)
* Called when we're dropping the last reference
* to an inode.
......@@ -1435,6 +1435,7 @@ extern struct inode * igrab(struct inode *);
extern ino_t iunique(struct super_block *, ino_t);
extern int inode_needs_sync(struct inode *inode);
extern void generic_delete_inode(struct inode *inode);
extern void generic_drop_inode(struct inode *inode);
extern struct inode *ilookup5(struct super_block *sb, unsigned long hashval,
int (*test)(struct inode *, void *), void *data);
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