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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2008-02-07 00:15:52 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2008-02-07 08:42:29 -0800
commit12debc4248a4a7f1873e47cda2cdd7faca80b099 (patch)
tree1ad80b77d213ea09cb746d6e4d50c4316462a452
parent755aedc15900ff7d83dd046f632af9a680b0c28f (diff)
iget: remove iget() and the read_inode() super op as being obsolete
Remove the old iget() call and the read_inode() superblock operation it uses as these are really obsolete, and the use of read_inode() does not produce proper error handling (no distinction between ENOMEM and EIO when marking an inode bad). Furthermore, this removes the temptation to use iget() to find an inode by number in a filesystem from code outside that filesystem. iget_locked() should be used instead. A new function is added in an earlier patch (iget_failed) that is to be called to mark an inode as bad, unlock it and release it should the get routine fail. Mark iget() and read_inode() as being obsolete and remove references to them from the documentation. Typically a filesystem will be modified such that the read_inode function becomes an internal iget function, for example the following: void thingyfs_read_inode(struct inode *inode) { ... } would be changed into something like: struct inode *thingyfs_iget(struct super_block *sp, unsigned long ino) { struct inode *inode; int ret; inode = iget_locked(sb, ino); if (!inode) return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM); if (!(inode->i_state & I_NEW)) return inode; ... unlock_new_inode(inode); return inode; error: iget_failed(inode); return ERR_PTR(ret); } and then thingyfs_iget() would be called rather than iget(), for example: ret = -EINVAL; inode = iget(sb, ino); if (!inode || is_bad_inode(inode)) goto error; becomes: inode = thingyfs_iget(sb, ino); if (IS_ERR(inode)) { ret = PTR_ERR(inode); goto error; } Note that is_bad_inode() does not need to be called. The error returned by thingyfs_iget() should render it unnecessary. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/filesystems/Locking3
-rw-r--r--Documentation/filesystems/porting12
-rw-r--r--Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt17
-rw-r--r--fs/inode.c4
-rw-r--r--include/linux/fs.h14
5 files changed, 9 insertions, 41 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/Locking b/Documentation/filesystems/Locking
index 37c10cba717..42d4b30b104 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/Locking
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/Locking
@@ -90,7 +90,6 @@ of the locking scheme for directory operations.
prototypes:
struct inode *(*alloc_inode)(struct super_block *sb);
void (*destroy_inode)(struct inode *);
- void (*read_inode) (struct inode *);
void (*dirty_inode) (struct inode *);
int (*write_inode) (struct inode *, int);
void (*put_inode) (struct inode *);
@@ -114,7 +113,6 @@ locking rules:
BKL s_lock s_umount
alloc_inode: no no no
destroy_inode: no
-read_inode: no (see below)
dirty_inode: no (must not sleep)
write_inode: no
put_inode: no
@@ -133,7 +131,6 @@ show_options: no (vfsmount->sem)
quota_read: no no no (see below)
quota_write: no no no (see below)
-->read_inode() is not a method - it's a callback used in iget().
->remount_fs() will have the s_umount lock if it's already mounted.
When called from get_sb_single, it does NOT have the s_umount lock.
->quota_read() and ->quota_write() functions are both guaranteed to
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/porting b/Documentation/filesystems/porting
index fbd3815a5f5..92b888d540a 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/porting
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/porting
@@ -34,8 +34,8 @@ FOO_I(inode) (see in-tree filesystems for examples).
Make them ->alloc_inode and ->destroy_inode in your super_operations.
-Keep in mind that now you need explicit initialization of private data -
-typically in ->read_inode() and after getting an inode from new_inode().
+Keep in mind that now you need explicit initialization of private data
+typically between calling iget_locked() and unlocking the inode.
At some point that will become mandatory.
@@ -173,10 +173,10 @@ should be a non-blocking function that initializes those parts of a
newly created inode to allow the test function to succeed. 'data' is
passed as an opaque value to both test and set functions.
-When the inode has been created by iget5_locked(), it will be returned with
-the I_NEW flag set and will still be locked. read_inode has not been
-called so the file system still has to finalize the initialization. Once
-the inode is initialized it must be unlocked by calling unlock_new_inode().
+When the inode has been created by iget5_locked(), it will be returned with the
+I_NEW flag set and will still be locked. The filesystem then needs to finalize
+the initialization. Once the inode is initialized it must be unlocked by
+calling unlock_new_inode().
The filesystem is responsible for setting (and possibly testing) i_ino
when appropriate. There is also a simpler iget_locked function that
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
index 9d019d35728..bd55038b56f 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
@@ -203,8 +203,6 @@ struct super_operations {
struct inode *(*alloc_inode)(struct super_block *sb);
void (*destroy_inode)(struct inode *);
- void (*read_inode) (struct inode *);
-
void (*dirty_inode) (struct inode *);
int (*write_inode) (struct inode *, int);
void (*put_inode) (struct inode *);
@@ -242,15 +240,6 @@ or bottom half).
->alloc_inode was defined and simply undoes anything done by
->alloc_inode.
- read_inode: this method is called to read a specific inode from the
- mounted filesystem. The i_ino member in the struct inode is
- initialized by the VFS to indicate which inode to read. Other
- members are filled in by this method.
-
- You can set this to NULL and use iget5_locked() instead of iget()
- to read inodes. This is necessary for filesystems for which the
- inode number is not sufficient to identify an inode.
-
dirty_inode: this method is called by the VFS to mark an inode dirty.
write_inode: this method is called when the VFS needs to write an
@@ -308,9 +297,9 @@ or bottom half).
quota_write: called by the VFS to write to filesystem quota file.
-The read_inode() method is responsible for filling in the "i_op"
-field. This is a pointer to a "struct inode_operations" which
-describes the methods that can be performed on individual inodes.
+Whoever sets up the inode is responsible for filling in the "i_op" field. This
+is a pointer to a "struct inode_operations" which describes the methods that
+can be performed on individual inodes.
The Inode Object
diff --git a/fs/inode.c b/fs/inode.c
index 276ffd6b6fd..53245ffcf93 100644
--- a/fs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/inode.c
@@ -928,8 +928,6 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(ilookup);
* @set: callback used to initialize a new struct inode
* @data: opaque data pointer to pass to @test and @set
*
- * This is iget() without the read_inode() portion of get_new_inode().
- *
* iget5_locked() uses ifind() to search for the inode specified by @hashval
* and @data in the inode cache and if present it is returned with an increased
* reference count. This is a generalized version of iget_locked() for file
@@ -966,8 +964,6 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(iget5_locked);
* @sb: super block of file system
* @ino: inode number to get
*
- * This is iget() without the read_inode() portion of get_new_inode_fast().
- *
* iget_locked() uses ifind_fast() to search for the inode specified by @ino in
* the inode cache and if present it is returned with an increased reference
* count. This is for file systems where the inode number is sufficient for
diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
index d202600d36b..36b7abefacb 100644
--- a/include/linux/fs.h
+++ b/include/linux/fs.h
@@ -1241,8 +1241,6 @@ struct super_operations {
struct inode *(*alloc_inode)(struct super_block *sb);
void (*destroy_inode)(struct inode *);
- void (*read_inode) (struct inode *);
-
void (*dirty_inode) (struct inode *);
int (*write_inode) (struct inode *, int);
void (*put_inode) (struct inode *);
@@ -1767,18 +1765,6 @@ extern struct inode * iget5_locked(struct super_block *, unsigned long, int (*te
extern struct inode * iget_locked(struct super_block *, unsigned long);
extern void unlock_new_inode(struct inode *);
-static inline struct inode *iget(struct super_block *sb, unsigned long ino)
-{
- struct inode *inode = iget_locked(sb, ino);
-
- if (inode && (inode->i_state & I_NEW)) {
- sb->s_op->read_inode(inode);
- unlock_new_inode(inode);
- }
-
- return inode;
-}
-
extern void __iget(struct inode * inode);
extern void iget_failed(struct inode *);
extern void clear_inode(struct inode *);