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2012-01-03configfs: convert to umode_tAl Viro1-1/+1
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2011-03-31Fix common misspellingsLucas De Marchi1-1/+1
Fixes generated by 'codespell' and manually reviewed. Signed-off-by: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@profusion.mobi>
2008-07-31[PATCH] configfs: Convenience macros for attribute definition.Joel Becker1-3/+14
Sysfs has the _ATTR() and _ATTR_RO() macros to make defining extended form attributes easier. configfs should have something similiar. - _CONFIGFS_ATTR() and _CONFIGFS_ATTR_RO() are the counterparts to the sysfs macros. - CONFIGFS_ATTR_STRUCT() creates the extended form attribute structure. - CONFIGFS_ATTR_OPS() defines the show_attribute()/store_attribute() operations that call the show()/store() operations of the extended form configfs_attributes. Signed-off-by: Joel Becker <joel.becker@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Mark Fasheh <mfasheh@suse.com>
2008-07-17Revert "configfs: Allow ->make_item() and ->make_group() to return detailed ↵Joel Becker1-6/+4
errors." This reverts commit 11c3b79218390a139f2d474ee1e983a672d5839a. The code will move to PTR_ERR(). Signed-off-by: Joel Becker <joel.becker@oracle.com>
2008-07-14configfs: Allow ->make_item() and ->make_group() to return detailed errors.Joel Becker1-4/+6
The configfs operations ->make_item() and ->make_group() currently return a new item/group. A return of NULL signifies an error. Because of this, -ENOMEM is the only return code bubbled up the stack. Multiple folks have requested the ability to return specific error codes when these operations fail. This patch adds that ability by changing the ->make_item/group() ops to return an int. Also updated are the in-kernel users of configfs. Signed-off-by: Joel Becker <joel.becker@oracle.com>
2008-02-03correct missing a double quote in configfs.txtMasatake YAMATO1-1/+1
Signed-off-by: Masatake YAMATO <jet@gyve.org> Acked-by: Joel Becker <Joel.Becker@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
2007-07-10configfs: config item dependancies.Joel Becker1-0/+27
Sometimes other drivers depend on particular configfs items. For example, ocfs2 mounts depend on a heartbeat region item. If that region item is removed with rmdir(2), the ocfs2 mount must BUG or go readonly. Not happy. This provides two additional API calls: configfs_depend_item() and configfs_undepend_item(). A client driver can call configfs_depend_item() on an existing item to tell configfs that it is depended on. configfs will then return -EBUSY from rmdir(2) for that item. When the item is no longer depended on, the client driver calls configfs_undepend_item() on it. These API cannot be called underneath any configfs callbacks, as they will conflict. They can block and allocate. A client driver probably shouldn't calling them of its own gumption. Rather it should be providing an API that external subsystems call. How does this work? Imagine the ocfs2 mount process. When it mounts, it asks for a heart region item. This is done via a call into the heartbeat code. Inside the heartbeat code, the region item is looked up. Here, the heartbeat code calls configfs_depend_item(). If it succeeds, then heartbeat knows the region is safe to give to ocfs2. If it fails, it was being torn down anyway, and heartbeat can gracefully pass up an error. [ Fixed some bad whitespace in configfs.txt. --Mark ] Signed-off-by: Joel Becker <joel.becker@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Mark Fasheh <mark.fasheh@oracle.com>
2007-07-10configfs: accessing item hierarchy during rmdir(2)Joel Becker1-0/+12
Add a notification callback, ops->disconnect_notify(). It has the same prototype as ->drop_item(), but it will be called just before the item linkage is broken. This way, configfs users who want to do work while the object is still in the heirarchy have a chance. Client drivers will still need to config_item_put() in their ->drop_item(), if they implement it. They need do nothing in ->disconnect_notify(). They don't have to provide it if they don't care. But someone who wants to be notified before ci_parent is set to NULL can now be notified. Signed-off-by: Joel Becker <joel.becker@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Mark Fasheh <mark.fasheh@oracle.com>
2007-07-10configfs: Convert subsystem semaphore to mutexJoel Becker1-9/+9
Convert the su_sem member of struct configfs_subsystem to a struct mutex, as that's what it is. Also convert all the users and update Documentation/configfs.txt and Documentation/configfs_example.c accordingly. [ Conflict in fs/dlm/config.c with commit 3168b0780d06ace875696f8a648d04d6089654e5 manually resolved. --Mark ] Inspired-by: Satyam Sharma <ssatyam@cse.iitk.ac.in> Signed-off-by: Joel Becker <joel.becker@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Mark Fasheh <mark.fasheh@oracle.com>
2006-11-30Fix typos in /Documentation : 'U-Z'Matt LaPlante1-2/+2
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. The patch addresses some +words starting with the letters 'U-Z'. Looks like I made it through the alphabet...just in time to start over again +too! Maybe I can fit more profound fixes into the next round...? Time will +tell. :) Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-10-03Fix typos in Documentation/: 'S'Matt LaPlante1-1/+1
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. The patch addresses some words starting with the letter 'S'. Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-10-03Fix typos in Documentation/: 'Q'-'R'Matt LaPlante1-1/+1
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. The patch addresses some words starting with the letters 'Q'-'R'. Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-10-03Fix typos in Documentation/: 'B'-'C'Matt LaPlante1-1/+1
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. This patch addresses some words starting with the letters 'B'-'C'. There are also a few grammar fixes thrown in for Randy. ;) Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-10-03Fix some typos in Documentation/: 'A'Matt LaPlante1-1/+1
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. This patch addresses some words starting with the letter 'A'. Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-01-03[PATCH] configfs: User-driven configuration filesystemJoel Becker1-0/+434
Configfs, a file system for userspace-driven kernel object configuration. The OCFS2 stack makes extensive use of this for propagation of cluster configuration information into kernel. Signed-off-by: Joel Becker <joel.becker@oracle.com>