Commit 7d815165 authored by Eric Biggers's avatar Eric Biggers Committed by Al Viro

eventfd: convert to use anon_inode_getfd()

Nothing actually calls eventfd_file_create() besides the eventfd2()
system call itself.  So simplify things by folding it into the system
call and using anon_inode_getfd() instead of anon_inode_getfile().  This
removes over 40 lines with no change in functionality.

(eventfd_file_create() was apparently added years ago for KVM irqfd's,
but was never used.)
Signed-off-by: 's avatarEric Biggers <>
Signed-off-by: 's avatarAl Viro <>
parent 6db62001
......@@ -412,72 +412,33 @@ struct eventfd_ctx *eventfd_ctx_fileget(struct file *file)
* eventfd_file_create - Creates an eventfd file pointer.
* @count: Initial eventfd counter value.
* @flags: Flags for the eventfd file.
* This function creates an eventfd file pointer, w/out installing it into
* the fd table. This is useful when the eventfd file is used during the
* initialization of data structures that require extra setup after the eventfd
* creation. So the eventfd creation is split into the file pointer creation
* phase, and the file descriptor installation phase.
* In this way races with userspace closing the newly installed file descriptor
* can be avoided.
* Returns an eventfd file pointer, or a proper error pointer.
struct file *eventfd_file_create(unsigned int count, int flags)
SYSCALL_DEFINE2(eventfd2, unsigned int, count, int, flags)
struct file *file;
struct eventfd_ctx *ctx;
int fd;
/* Check the EFD_* constants for consistency. */
if (flags & ~EFD_FLAGS_SET)
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
return -EINVAL;
ctx = kmalloc(sizeof(*ctx), GFP_KERNEL);
if (!ctx)
return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
return -ENOMEM;
ctx->count = count;
ctx->flags = flags;
file = anon_inode_getfile("[eventfd]", &eventfd_fops, ctx,
if (IS_ERR(file))
fd = anon_inode_getfd("[eventfd]", &eventfd_fops, ctx,
if (fd < 0)
return file;
SYSCALL_DEFINE2(eventfd2, unsigned int, count, int, flags)
int fd, error;
struct file *file;
error = get_unused_fd_flags(flags & EFD_SHARED_FCNTL_FLAGS);
if (error < 0)
return error;
fd = error;
file = eventfd_file_create(count, flags);
if (IS_ERR(file)) {
error = PTR_ERR(file);
goto err_put_unused_fd;
fd_install(fd, file);
return fd;
return error;
SYSCALL_DEFINE1(eventfd, unsigned int, count)
......@@ -30,7 +30,6 @@ struct file;
struct file *eventfd_file_create(unsigned int count, int flags);
struct eventfd_ctx *eventfd_ctx_get(struct eventfd_ctx *ctx);
void eventfd_ctx_put(struct eventfd_ctx *ctx);
struct file *eventfd_fget(int fd);
......@@ -47,10 +46,6 @@ int eventfd_ctx_remove_wait_queue(struct eventfd_ctx *ctx, wait_queue_entry_t *w
* Ugly ugly ugly error layer to support modules that uses eventfd but
* pretend to work in !CONFIG_EVENTFD configurations. Namely, AIO.
static inline struct file *eventfd_file_create(unsigned int count, int flags)
return ERR_PTR(-ENOSYS);
static inline struct eventfd_ctx *eventfd_ctx_fdget(int fd)
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