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authorHugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>2012-05-29 15:06:41 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-05-29 16:22:23 -0700
commit17cf28afea2a1112f240a3a2da8af883be024811 (patch)
treeed9e3eb9b1d44118a12e4ecdf369e3b9b3208be1 /Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
parent3f31d07571eeea18a7d34db9af21d2285b807a17 (diff)
mm/fs: remove truncate_range
Remove vmtruncate_range(), and remove the truncate_range method from struct inode_operations: only tmpfs ever supported it, and tmpfs has now converted over to using the fallocate method of file_operations. Update Documentation accordingly, adding (setlease and) fallocate lines. And while we're in mm.h, remove duplicate declarations of shmem_lock() and shmem_file_setup(): everyone is now using the ones in shmem_fs.h. Based-on-patch-by: Cong Wang <amwang@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> Cc: Cong Wang <amwang@redhat.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> 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, 8 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
index 0d049202808..ef19f91a0f1 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
@@ -363,7 +363,6 @@ struct inode_operations {
ssize_t (*getxattr) (struct dentry *, const char *, void *, size_t);
ssize_t (*listxattr) (struct dentry *, char *, size_t);
int (*removexattr) (struct dentry *, const char *);
- void (*truncate_range)(struct inode *, loff_t, loff_t);
Again, all methods are called without any locks being held, unless
@@ -472,9 +471,6 @@ otherwise noted.
removexattr: called by the VFS to remove an extended attribute from
a file. This method is called by removexattr(2) system call.
- truncate_range: a method provided by the underlying filesystem to truncate a
- range of blocks , i.e. punch a hole somewhere in a file.
The Address Space Object
@@ -760,7 +756,7 @@ struct file_operations
This describes how the VFS can manipulate an open file. As of kernel
-2.6.22, the following members are defined:
+3.5, the following members are defined:
struct file_operations {
struct module *owner;
@@ -790,6 +786,8 @@ struct file_operations {
int (*flock) (struct file *, int, struct file_lock *);
ssize_t (*splice_write)(struct pipe_inode_info *, struct file *, size_t, unsigned int);
ssize_t (*splice_read)(struct file *, struct pipe_inode_info *, size_t, unsigned int);
+ int (*setlease)(struct file *, long arg, struct file_lock **);
+ long (*fallocate)(struct file *, int mode, loff_t offset, loff_t len);
Again, all methods are called without any locks being held, unless
@@ -858,6 +856,11 @@ otherwise noted.
splice_read: called by the VFS to splice data from file to a pipe. This
method is used by the splice(2) system call
+ setlease: called by the VFS to set or release a file lock lease.
+ setlease has the file_lock_lock held and must not sleep.
+ fallocate: called by the VFS to preallocate blocks or punch a hole.
Note that the file operations are implemented by the specific
filesystem in which the inode resides. When opening a device node
(character or block special) most filesystems will call special