path: root/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
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authorNick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>2011-01-07 17:49:28 +1100
committerNick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>2011-01-07 17:50:20 +1100
commitb1e6a015a580ad145689ad1d6b4aa0e03e6c868b (patch)
tree57a10ef164e4d2f798d9b832dbeaf973aca2ab83 /Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
parent621e155a3591962420eacdd39f6f0aa29ceb221e (diff)
fs: change d_hash for rcu-walk
Change d_hash so it may be called from lock-free RCU lookups. See similar patch for d_compare for details. For in-tree filesystems, this is just a mechanical change. Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
index 250681b8c7c..69b10ff5ec8 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
@@ -847,7 +847,8 @@ defined:
struct dentry_operations {
int (*d_revalidate)(struct dentry *, struct nameidata *);
- int (*d_hash)(struct dentry *, struct qstr *);
+ int (*d_hash)(const struct dentry *, const struct inode *,
+ struct qstr *);
int (*d_compare)(const struct dentry *, const struct inode *,
const struct dentry *, const struct inode *,
unsigned int, const char *, const struct qstr *);
@@ -864,7 +865,10 @@ struct dentry_operations {
d_hash: called when the VFS adds a dentry to the hash table. The first
dentry passed to d_hash is the parent directory that the name is
- to be hashed into.
+ to be hashed into. The inode is the dentry's inode.
+ Same locking and synchronisation rules as d_compare regarding
+ what is safe to dereference etc.
d_compare: called to compare a dentry name with a given name. The first
dentry is the parent of the dentry to be compared, the second is