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SubjectRe: [PATCH][BUGFIX] configfs: Fix symlink() to a removing item
On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 08:09:11PM +0200, Louis Rilling wrote:
> This patch introduces a similar (weird?) behavior as with mkdir failures making
> rmdir fail: if symlink() races with rmdir() of the parent directory (or its
> youngest user-created ancestor if parent is a default group) or rmdir() of the
> target directory, and then fails in configfs_create(), this can make the racing
> rmdir() fail despite the concerned directory having no user-created entry (resp.
> no symlink pointing to it or one of its default groups) in the end.
> If this behavior is found unacceptable, I'll submit a fix in the same spirit as
> the racing mkdir() fix.

Ahh, but you can't wait on the mutex like you do in mkdir(),
because they're not ordered - it can race rename again.



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