1. 08 Jul, 2005 1 commit
    • Mark Fasheh's avatar
      [PATCH] export generic_drop_inode() to modules · cb2c0233
      Mark Fasheh authored
      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  Since i_nlink can get out of
      date with other nodes, the best way I see to accomplish this is by clearing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 <mark.fasheh@oracle.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  2. 23 Jun, 2005 1 commit
    • Alexander Viro's avatar
      [PATCH] fix for prune_icache()/forced final iput() races · 991114c6
      Alexander Viro authored
      Based on analysis and a patch from Russ Weight <rweight@us.ibm.com>
      There is a race condition that can occur if an inode is allocated and then
      released (using iput) during the ->fill_super functions.  The race
      condition is between kswapd and mount.
      For most filesystems this can only happen in an error path when kswapd is
      running concurrently.  For isofs, however, the error can occur in a more
      common code path (which is how the bug was found).
      The logic here is "we want final iput() to free inode *now* instead of
      letting it sit in cache if fs is going down or had not quite come up".  The
      problem is with kswapd seeing such inodes in the middle of being killed and
      happily taking over.
      The clean solution would be to tell kswapd to leave those inodes alone and
      let our final iput deal with them.  I.e.  add a new flag
      (I_FORCED_FREEING), set it before write_inode_now() there and make
      prune_icache() leave those alone.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
  3. 05 May, 2005 2 commits
  4. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      Let it rip!