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SubjectRe: [patch 3/6] vfs: mountinfo stable peer group id
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On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 21:43 +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 07:37:51PM +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
>
> > > Argh... OK, I'll try to put something together tonight, after I get some
> > > sleep - 31 hours of uptime _suck_ ;-/
> >
> > Gosh, yes.
>
.....snip...
> Is there any reason why we do that in ->umount_begin() and not *after*
> it, unconditionally, straight from do_umount()? AFAICS, the only reason
> why it's done from fs-specific code is figuring out which mount-list
> should the stuff go back to, and that's both broken *and* not needed
> with sanitized locking as above. While we are at it, I'd rather return
> ->umount_begin() to its previous prototype, TYVM - the less filesystem
> sees vfsmounts, the better off we all are...

I think that ->umount_begin also acts a hook for providing pre-umount
event notification to userspace from filesystems; something that is
required by DMAPI interface.

RP

>
> Comments? If nobody objects, I'm going to do that in vfs-fixes branch
> and then push to Linus...



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