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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-04-04 14:03:05 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-04-04 14:03:05 -0700
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parentbd42998a6bcb9b1708dac9ca9876e3d304c16f3d (diff)
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Merge branch 'cross-rename' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mszeredi/vfs
Pull renameat2 system call from Miklos Szeredi: "This adds a new syscall, renameat2(), which is the same as renameat() but with a flags argument. The purpose of extending rename is to add cross-rename, a symmetric variant of rename, which exchanges the two files. This allows interesting things, which were not possible before, for example atomically replacing a directory tree with a symlink, etc... This also allows overlayfs and friends to operate on whiteouts atomically. Andy Lutomirski also suggested a "noreplace" flag, which disables the overwriting behavior of rename. These two flags, RENAME_EXCHANGE and RENAME_NOREPLACE are only implemented for ext4 as an example and for testing" * 'cross-rename' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mszeredi/vfs: ext4: add cross rename support ext4: rename: split out helper functions ext4: rename: move EMLINK check up ext4: rename: create ext4_renament structure for local vars vfs: add cross-rename vfs: lock_two_nondirectories: allow directory args security: add flags to rename hooks vfs: add RENAME_NOREPLACE flag vfs: add renameat2 syscall vfs: rename: use common code for dir and non-dir vfs: rename: move d_move() up vfs: add d_is_dir()
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/filesystems/Locking6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt16
2 files changed, 21 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/Locking b/Documentation/filesystems/Locking
index 5b0c083d7c0..f424e0e5b46 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/Locking
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/Locking
@@ -47,6 +47,8 @@ prototypes:
int (*mknod) (struct inode *,struct dentry *,umode_t,dev_t);
int (*rename) (struct inode *, struct dentry *,
struct inode *, struct dentry *);
+ int (*rename2) (struct inode *, struct dentry *,
+ struct inode *, struct dentry *, unsigned int);
int (*readlink) (struct dentry *, char __user *,int);
void * (*follow_link) (struct dentry *, struct nameidata *);
void (*put_link) (struct dentry *, struct nameidata *, void *);
@@ -78,6 +80,7 @@ mkdir: yes
unlink: yes (both)
rmdir: yes (both) (see below)
rename: yes (all) (see below)
+rename2: yes (all) (see below)
readlink: no
follow_link: no
put_link: no
@@ -96,7 +99,8 @@ tmpfile: no
Additionally, ->rmdir(), ->unlink() and ->rename() have ->i_mutex on
victim.
- cross-directory ->rename() has (per-superblock) ->s_vfs_rename_sem.
+ cross-directory ->rename() and rename2() has (per-superblock)
+->s_vfs_rename_sem.
See Documentation/filesystems/directory-locking for more detailed discussion
of the locking scheme for directory operations.
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
index c53784c119c..94eb86287bc 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
@@ -347,6 +347,8 @@ struct inode_operations {
int (*mknod) (struct inode *,struct dentry *,umode_t,dev_t);
int (*rename) (struct inode *, struct dentry *,
struct inode *, struct dentry *);
+ int (*rename2) (struct inode *, struct dentry *,
+ struct inode *, struct dentry *, unsigned int);
int (*readlink) (struct dentry *, char __user *,int);
void * (*follow_link) (struct dentry *, struct nameidata *);
void (*put_link) (struct dentry *, struct nameidata *, void *);
@@ -414,6 +416,20 @@ otherwise noted.
rename: called by the rename(2) system call to rename the object to
have the parent and name given by the second inode and dentry.
+ rename2: this has an additional flags argument compared to rename.
+ If no flags are supported by the filesystem then this method
+ need not be implemented. If some flags are supported then the
+ filesystem must return -EINVAL for any unsupported or unknown
+ flags. Currently the following flags are implemented:
+ (1) RENAME_NOREPLACE: this flag indicates that if the target
+ of the rename exists the rename should fail with -EEXIST
+ instead of replacing the target. The VFS already checks for
+ existence, so for local filesystems the RENAME_NOREPLACE
+ implementation is equivalent to plain rename.
+ (2) RENAME_EXCHANGE: exchange source and target. Both must
+ exist; this is checked by the VFS. Unlike plain rename,
+ source and target may be of different type.
+
readlink: called by the readlink(2) system call. Only required if
you want to support reading symbolic links