1. 14 Nov, 2005 3 commits
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  4. 08 Nov, 2005 1 commit
    • Al Viro's avatar
      [PATCH] saner handling of auto_acct_off() and DQUOT_OFF() in umount · 7b7b1ace
      Al Viro authored
      The way we currently deal with quota and process accounting that might
      keep vfsmount busy at umount time is inherently broken; we try to turn
      them off just in case (not quite correctly, at that) and
        a) pray umount doesn't fail (otherwise they'll stay turned off)
        b) pray nobody doesn anything funny just as we turn quota off
      Moreover, LSM provides hooks for doing the same sort of broken logics.
      The proper way to deal with that is to introduce the second kind of
      reference to vfsmount.  Semantics:
       - when the last normal reference is dropped, all special ones are
         converted to normal ones and if there had been any, cleanup is done.
       - normal reference can be cloned into a special one
       - special reference can be converted to normal one; that's a no-op if
         we'd already passed the point of no return (i.e.  mntput() had
         converted special references to normal and started cleanup).
      The way it works: e.g. starting process accounting converts the vfsmount
      reference pinned by the opened file into special one and turns it back
      to normal when it gets shut down; acct_auto_close() is done when no
      normal references are left.  That way it does *not* obstruct umount(2)
      and it silently gets turned off when the last normal reference to
      vfsmount is gone.  Which is exactly what we want...
      The same should be done by LSM module that holds some internal
      references to vfsmount and wants to shut them down on umount - it should
      make them special and security_sb_umount_close() will be called exactly
      when the last normal reference to vfsmount is gone.
      quota handling is even simpler - we don't use normal file IO anymore, so
      there's no need to hold vfsmounts at all.  DQUOT_OFF() is done from
      deactivate_super(), where it really belongs.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  5. 07 Nov, 2005 18 commits