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authorBorislav Petkov <bbpetkov@yahoo.de>2007-07-15 23:41:19 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-07-16 09:05:48 -0700
commit0746aec3c75f23de0148774ac50cf73161f09d68 (patch)
tree861be11b793f026145f503852065b9b5b6bbe31c /Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
parent132e4b0a049c39337c535501561b8301c7f2b202 (diff)
update description in Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
Update the description of struct file_system_type and get_sb() in Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt to match the current code. Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bbpetkov@yahoo.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
index a47cc819f37..f023609fa71 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
Original author: Richard Gooch <rgooch@atnf.csiro.au>
- Last updated on October 28, 2005
+ Last updated on June 24, 2007.
Copyright (C) 1999 Richard Gooch
Copyright (C) 2005 Pekka Enberg
@@ -107,7 +107,7 @@ file /proc/filesystems.
struct file_system_type
-This describes the filesystem. As of kernel 2.6.13, the following
+This describes the filesystem. As of kernel 2.6.22, the following
members are defined:
struct file_system_type {
@@ -119,6 +119,8 @@ struct file_system_type {
struct module *owner;
struct file_system_type * next;
struct list_head fs_supers;
+ struct lock_class_key s_lock_key;
+ struct lock_class_key s_umount_key;
name: the name of the filesystem type, such as "ext2", "iso9660",
@@ -137,11 +139,12 @@ struct file_system_type {
next: for internal VFS use: you should initialize this to NULL
+ s_lock_key, s_umount_key: lockdep-specific
The get_sb() method has the following arguments:
- struct super_block *sb: the superblock structure. This is partially
- initialized by the VFS and the rest must be initialized by the
- get_sb() method
+ struct file_system_type *fs_type: decribes the filesystem, partly initialized
+ by the specific filesystem code
int flags: mount flags
@@ -150,12 +153,13 @@ The get_sb() method has the following arguments:
void *data: arbitrary mount options, usually comes as an ASCII
- int silent: whether or not to be silent on error
+ struct vfsmount *mnt: a vfs-internal representation of a mount point
The get_sb() method must determine if the block device specified
-in the superblock contains a filesystem of the type the method
-supports. On success the method returns the superblock pointer, on
-failure it returns NULL.
+in the dev_name and fs_type contains a filesystem of the type the method
+supports. If it succeeds in opening the named block device, it initializes a
+struct super_block descriptor for the filesystem contained by the block device.
+On failure it returns an error.
The most interesting member of the superblock structure that the
get_sb() method fills in is the "s_op" field. This is a pointer to