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authorNick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>2011-01-07 17:49:58 +1100
committerNick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>2011-01-07 17:50:29 +1100
commitb74c79e99389cd79b31fcc08f82c24e492e63c7e (patch)
tree763c6b412517306670bc625e90035f2d16bb739f /Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
parent34286d6662308d82aed891852d04c7c3a2649b16 (diff)
fs: provide rcu-walk aware permission i_ops
Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt10
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
index c936b491238..fbb324e2bd4 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
@@ -325,7 +325,8 @@ struct inode_operations {
void * (*follow_link) (struct dentry *, struct nameidata *);
void (*put_link) (struct dentry *, struct nameidata *, void *);
void (*truncate) (struct inode *);
- int (*permission) (struct inode *, int, struct nameidata *);
+ int (*permission) (struct inode *, int, unsigned int);
+ int (*check_acl)(struct inode *, int, unsigned int);
int (*setattr) (struct dentry *, struct iattr *);
int (*getattr) (struct vfsmount *mnt, struct dentry *, struct kstat *);
int (*setxattr) (struct dentry *, const char *,const void *,size_t,int);
@@ -414,6 +415,13 @@ otherwise noted.
permission: called by the VFS to check for access rights on a POSIX-like
filesystem.
+ May be called in rcu-walk mode (flags & IPERM_RCU). If in rcu-walk
+ mode, the filesystem must check the permission without blocking or
+ storing to the inode.
+
+ If a situation is encountered that rcu-walk cannot handle, return
+ -ECHILD and it will be called again in ref-walk mode.
+
setattr: called by the VFS to set attributes for a file. This method
is called by chmod(2) and related system calls.