1. 05 Jan, 2015 1 commit
  2. 23 Oct, 2014 1 commit
    • Miklos Szeredi's avatar
      overlay filesystem · e9be9d5e
      Miklos Szeredi authored
      Overlayfs allows one, usually read-write, directory tree to be
      overlaid onto another, read-only directory tree.  All modifications
      go to the upper, writable layer.
      This type of mechanism is most often used for live CDs but there's a
      wide variety of other uses.
      The implementation differs from other "union filesystem"
      implementations in that after a file is opened all operations go
      directly to the underlying, lower or upper, filesystems.  This
      simplifies the implementation and allows native performance in these
      The dentry tree is duplicated from the underlying filesystems, this
      enables fast cached lookups without adding special support into the
      VFS.  This uses slightly more memory than union mounts, but dentries
      are relatively small.
      Currently inodes are duplicated as well, but it is a possible
      optimization to share inodes for non-directories.
      Opening non directories results in the open forwarded to the
      underlying filesystem.  This makes the behavior very similar to union
      mounts (with the same limitations vs. fchmod/fchown on O_RDONLY file
        mount -t overlayfs overlayfs -olowerdir=/lower,upperdir=/upper/upper,workdir=/upper/work /overlay
      The following cotributions have been folded into this patch:
      Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>:
       - minimal remount support
       - use correct seek function for directories
       - initialise is_real before use
       - rename ovl_fill_cache to ovl_dir_read
      Felix Fietkau <nbd@openwrt.org>:
       - fix a deadlock in ovl_dir_read_merged
       - fix a deadlock in ovl_remove_whiteouts
      Erez Zadok <ezk@fsl.cs.sunysb.edu>
       - fix cleanup after WARN_ON
      Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@googlemail.com>
       - fix up permission to confirm to new API
      Robin Dong <hao.bigrat@gmail.com>
       - fix possible leak in ovl_new_inode
       - create new inode in ovl_link
      Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
       - switch to __inode_permission()
       - copy up i_uid/i_gid from the underlying inode
       - ovl_copy_up_locked() - dput(ERR_PTR(...)) on two failure exits
       - ovl_clear_empty() - one failure exit forgetting to do unlock_rename(),
         lack of check for udir being the parent of upper, dropping and regaining
         the lock on udir (which would require _another_ check for parent being
       - bogus d_drop() in copyup and rename [fix from your mail]
       - copyup/remove and copyup/rename races [fix from your mail]
       - ovl_dir_fsync() leaving ERR_PTR() in ->realfile
       - ovl_entry_free() is pointless - it's just a kfree_rcu()
       - fold ovl_do_lookup() into ovl_lookup()
       - manually assigning ->d_op is wrong.  Just use ->s_d_op.
       [patches picked from Miklos]:
       * copyup/remove and copyup/rename races
       * bogus d_drop() in copyup and rename
      Also thanks to the following people for testing and reporting bugs:
        Jordi Pujol <jordipujolp@gmail.com>
        Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
        Michal Suchanek <hramrach@centrum.cz>
        Felix Fietkau <nbd@openwrt.org>
        Erez Zadok <ezk@fsl.cs.sunysb.edu>
        Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMiklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz>
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  6. 17 Apr, 2013 1 commit
    • Matt Fleming's avatar
      efivarfs: Move to fs/efivarfs · d68772b7
      Matt Fleming authored
      Now that efivarfs uses the efivar API, move it out of efivars.c and
      into fs/efivarfs where it belongs. This move will eventually allow us
      to enable the efivarfs code without having to also enable
      CONFIG_EFI_VARS built, and vice versa.
      Furthermore, things like,
          mount -t efivarfs none /sys/firmware/efi/efivars
      will now work if efivarfs is built as a module without requiring the
      use of MODULE_ALIAS(), which would have been necessary when the
      efivarfs code was part of efivars.c.
      Cc: Matthew Garrett <matthew.garrett@nebula.com>
      Cc: Jeremy Kerr <jk@ozlabs.org>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarTom Gundersen <teg@jklm.no>
      Tested-by: default avatarTom Gundersen <teg@jklm.no>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMatt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>
  7. 17 Jan, 2013 1 commit
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  9. 10 Dec, 2012 1 commit
    • Tao Ma's avatar
      ext4: Remove CONFIG_EXT4_FS_XATTR · 939da108
      Tao Ma authored
      Ted has sent out a RFC about removing this feature. Eric and Jan
      confirmed that both RedHat and SUSE enable this feature in all their
      product.  David also said that "As far as I know, it's enabled in all
      Android kernels that use ext4."  So it seems OK for us.
      And what's more, as inline data depends its implementation on xattr,
      and to be frank, I don't run any test again inline data enabled while
      xattr disabled.  So I think we should add inline data and remove this
      config option in the same release.
      [ The savings if you disable CONFIG_EXT4_FS_XATTR is only 27k, which
        isn't much in the grand scheme of things.  Since no one seems to be
        testing this configuration except for some automated compile farms, on
        balance we are better removing this config option, and so that it is
        effectively always enabled. -- tytso ]
      Cc: David Brown <davidb@codeaurora.org>
      Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarJan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTao Ma <boyu.mt@taobao.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatar"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
  10. 21 Mar, 2012 1 commit
    • Kai Bankett's avatar
      fs: initial qnx6fs addition · 5d026c72
      Kai Bankett authored
      Adds support for qnx6fs readonly support to the linux kernel.
      * Mount option
        The option mmi_fs can be used to mount Harman Becker/Audi MMI 3G
        HDD qnx6fs filesystems.
      * Documentation
        A high level filesystem stucture description can be found in the
        Documentation/filesystems directory. (qnx6.txt)
      * Additional features
        - Active (stable) superblock selection
        - Superblock checksum check (enforced)
        - Supports mount of qnx6 filesystems with to host different endianess
        - Automatic endianess detection
        - Longfilename support (with non-enfocing crc check)
        - All blocksizes (512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 supported)
      Signed-off-by: default avatarKai Bankett <chaosman@ontika.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
  11. 09 Mar, 2012 1 commit
  12. 06 Jan, 2012 1 commit
    • Boaz Harrosh's avatar
      ore: FIX breakage when MISC_FILESYSTEMS is not set · 831c2dc5
      Boaz Harrosh authored
      As Reported by Randy Dunlap
      When MISC_FILESYSTEMS is not enabled and NFS4.1 is:
      fs/built-in.o: In function `objio_alloc_io_state':
      objio_osd.c:(.text+0xcb525): undefined reference to `ore_get_rw_state'
      fs/built-in.o: In function `_write_done':
      objio_osd.c:(.text+0xcb58d): undefined reference to `ore_check_io'
      fs/built-in.o: In function `_read_done':
      When MISC_FILESYSTEMS, which is more of a GUI thing then anything else,
      is not selected. exofs/Kconfig is never examined during Kconfig,
      and it can not do it's magic stuff to automatically select everything
      We must split exofs/Kconfig in two. The ore one is always included.
      And the exofs one is left in it's old place in the menu.
      [Needed for the 3.2.0 Kernel]
      CC: Stable Tree <stable@kernel.org>
      Reported-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarBoaz Harrosh <bharrosh@panasas.com>
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  17. 25 May, 2011 1 commit
    • Eric Paris's avatar
      tmpfs: implement generic xattr support · b09e0fa4
      Eric Paris authored
      Implement generic xattrs for tmpfs filesystems.  The Feodra project, while
      trying to replace suid apps with file capabilities, realized that tmpfs,
      which is used on the build systems, does not support file capabilities and
      thus cannot be used to build packages which use file capabilities.  Xattrs
      are also needed for overlayfs.
      The xattr interface is a bit odd.  If a filesystem does not implement any
      {get,set,list}xattr functions the VFS will call into some random LSM hooks
      and the running LSM can then implement some method for handling xattrs.
      SELinux for example provides a method to support security.selinux but no
      other security.* xattrs.
      As it stands today when one enables CONFIG_TMPFS_POSIX_ACL tmpfs will have
      xattr handler routines specifically to handle acls.  Because of this tmpfs
      would loose the VFS/LSM helpers to support the running LSM.  To make up
      for that tmpfs had stub functions that did nothing but call into the LSM
      hooks which implement the helpers.
      This new patch does not use the LSM fallback functions and instead just
      implements a native get/set/list xattr feature for the full security.* and
      trusted.* namespace like a normal filesystem.  This means that tmpfs can
      now support both security.selinux and security.capability, which was not
      previously possible.
      The basic implementation is that I attach a:
      struct shmem_xattr {
      	struct list_head list; /* anchored by shmem_inode_info->xattr_list */
      	char *name;
      	size_t size;
      	char value[0];
      Into the struct shmem_inode_info for each xattr that is set.  This
      implementation could easily support the user.* namespace as well, except
      some care needs to be taken to prevent large amounts of unswappable memory
      being allocated for unprivileged users.
      [mszeredi@suse.cz: new config option, suport trusted.*, support symlinks]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMiklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz>
      Acked-by: default avatarSerge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@ubuntu.com>
      Tested-by: default avatarSerge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@ubuntu.com>
      Cc: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca>
      Acked-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
      Tested-by: default avatarJordi Pujol <jordipujolp@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  18. 15 Mar, 2011 1 commit
  19. 21 Jan, 2011 1 commit
    • David Rientjes's avatar
      kconfig: rename CONFIG_EMBEDDED to CONFIG_EXPERT · 6a108a14
      David Rientjes authored
      The meaning of CONFIG_EMBEDDED has long since been obsoleted; the option
      is used to configure any non-standard kernel with a much larger scope than
      only small devices.
      This patch renames the option to CONFIG_EXPERT in init/Kconfig and fixes
      references to the option throughout the kernel.  A new CONFIG_EMBEDDED
      option is added that automatically selects CONFIG_EXPERT when enabled and
      can be used in the future to isolate options that should only be
      considered for embedded systems (RISC architectures, SLOB, etc).
      Calling the option "EXPERT" more accurately represents its intention: only
      expert users who understand the impact of the configuration changes they
      are making should enable it.
      Reviewed-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      Acked-by: default avatarDavid Woodhouse <david.woodhouse@intel.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
      Cc: Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de>
      Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
      Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
      Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
      Cc: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com>
      Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  20. 17 Jan, 2011 1 commit
    • Randy Dunlap's avatar
      fs: FS_POSIX_ACL does not depend on BLOCK · 16ebe911
      Randy Dunlap authored
      - Fix a kconfig unmet dependency warning.
      - Remove the comment that identifies which filesystems use POSIX ACL
        utility routines.
      - Move the FS_POSIX_ACL symbol outside of the BLOCK symbol if/endif block
        because its functions do not depend on BLOCK and some of the filesystems
        that use it do not depend on BLOCK.
      warning: (GENERIC_ACL && JFFS2_FS_POSIX_ACL && NFSD_V4 && NFS_ACL_SUPPORT && 9P_FS_POSIX_ACL) selects FS_POSIX_ACL which has unmet direct dependencies (BLOCK)
      Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
      Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
  21. 28 Dec, 2010 1 commit
    • Tony Luck's avatar
      pstore: new filesystem interface to platform persistent storage · ca01d6dd
      Tony Luck authored
      Some platforms have a small amount of non-volatile storage that
      can be used to store information useful to diagnose the cause of
      a system crash.  This is the generic part of a file system interface
      that presents information from the crash as a series of files in
      /dev/pstore.  Once the information has been seen, the underlying
      storage is freed by deleting the files.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
  22. 27 Oct, 2010 1 commit
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  24. 21 Oct, 2010 1 commit
    • Arnd Bergmann's avatar
      BKL: introduce CONFIG_BKL. · 6de5bd12
      Arnd Bergmann authored
      With all the patches we have queued in the BKL removal tree, only a
      few dozen modules are left that actually rely on the BKL, and even
      there are lots of low-hanging fruit. We need to decide what to do
      about them, this patch illustrates one of the options:
      Every user of the BKL is marked as 'depends on BKL' in Kconfig,
      and the CONFIG_BKL becomes a user-visible option. If it gets
      disabled, no BKL using module can be built any more and the BKL
      code itself is compiled out.
      The one exception is file locking, which is practically always
      enabled and does a 'select BKL' instead. This effectively forces
      CONFIG_BKL to be enabled until we have solved the fs/lockd
      mess and can apply the patch that removes the BKL from fs/locks.c.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
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    • Paul Mundt's avatar
      sh: Fix hugetlbfs dependencies for SH-3 && MMU configurations. · ffb4a73d
      Paul Mundt authored
      The hugetlb dependencies presently depend on SUPERH && MMU while the
      hugetlb page size definitions depend on CPU_SH4 or CPU_SH5. This
      unfortunately allows SH-3 + MMU configurations to enable hugetlbfs
      without a corresponding HPAGE_SHIFT definition, resulting in the build
      blowing up.
      As SH-3 doesn't support variable page sizes, we tighten up the
      dependenies a bit to prevent hugetlbfs from being enabled. These days
      we also have a shiny new SYS_SUPPORTS_HUGETLBFS, so switch to using
      that rather than adding to the list of corner cases in fs/Kconfig.
      Reported-by: default avatarKristoffer Ericson <kristoffer.ericson@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
  33. 06 Oct, 2009 1 commit
  34. 22 Sep, 2009 1 commit
    • Hugh Dickins's avatar
      tmpfs: depend on shmem · 3f96b79a
      Hugh Dickins authored
      CONFIG_SHMEM off gives you (ramfs masquerading as) tmpfs, even when
      CONFIG_TMPFS is off: that's a little anomalous, and I'd intended to make
      more sense of it by removing CONFIG_TMPFS altogether, always enabling its
      code when CONFIG_SHMEM; but so many defconfigs have CONFIG_SHMEM on
      CONFIG_TMPFS off that we'd better leave that as is.
      But there is no point in asking for CONFIG_TMPFS if CONFIG_SHMEM is off:
      make TMPFS depend on SHMEM, which also prevents TMPFS_POSIX_ACL
      shmem_acl.o being pointlessly built into the kernel when SHMEM is off.
      And a selfish change, to prevent the world from being rebuilt when I
      switch between CONFIG_SHMEM on and off: the only CONFIG_SHMEM in the
      header files is mm.h shmem_lock() - give that a shmem.c stub instead.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk>
      Acked-by: default avatarMatt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
  35. 14 Sep, 2009 1 commit
    • Ryusuke Konishi's avatar
      fs/Kconfig: move nilfs2 outside misc filesystems · 41f4db0f
      Ryusuke Konishi authored
      Some people asked me questions like the following:
      On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:11:21 +0200, Leon Woestenberg wrote:
      > just wondering, any reasons why NILFS2 is one of the miscellaneous
      > filesystems and, for example, btrfs, is not in Kconfig?
      Actually, nilfs is NOT a filesystem came from other operating systems,
      but a filesystem created purely for Linux.  Nor is it a flash
      filesystem but that for generic block devices.
      So, this moves nilfs outside the misc category as I responded in LKML
      "Re: Why does NILFS2 hide under Miscellaneous filesystems?"
      (Message-Id: <20090716.002526.93465395.ryusuke@osrg.net>).
      Signed-off-by: default avatarRyusuke Konishi <konishi.ryusuke@lab.ntt.co.jp>
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