path: root/fs/coda/dir.c
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authorJan Harkes <jaharkes@cs.cmu.edu>2007-07-21 04:37:26 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-07-21 17:49:14 -0700
commitd3fec424b23c47686efcf3f2004c3f1c1cee4d9c (patch)
treeffad3cf369d35e85fca9a340347eea09caa53ff3 /fs/coda/dir.c
parentb50731732f926d6c49fd0724616a7344c31cd5cf (diff)
coda: remove CODA_STORE/CODA_RELEASE upcalls
This is an variation on the patch sent by Christoph Hellwig which kills file_count abuse by the Coda kernel module by moving the coda_flush functionality into coda_release. However part of reason we were using the coda_flush callback was to allow Coda to pass errors that occur during writeback from the userspace cache manager back to close(). As Al Viro explained on linux-fsdevel, it is impossible to guarantee that such errors can in fact be returned back to the caller. There are many cases where the last reference to a file is not released by the close system call and it is also impossible to pick some close as a 'last-close' and delay it until all other references have been destroyed. The CODA_STORE/CODA_RELEASE upcall combination is clearly a broken design, and it is better to remove it completely. Signed-off-by: Jan Harkes <jaharkes@cs.cmu.edu> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Cc: Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/coda/dir.c')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fs/coda/dir.c b/fs/coda/dir.c
index 8e61236abf4..f89ff083079 100644
--- a/fs/coda/dir.c
+++ b/fs/coda/dir.c
@@ -86,7 +86,6 @@ const struct file_operations coda_dir_operations = {
.read = generic_read_dir,
.readdir = coda_readdir,
.open = coda_open,
- .flush = coda_flush,
.release = coda_release,
.fsync = coda_fsync,