path: root/fs/attr.c
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authornpiggin@suse.de <npiggin@suse.de>2010-05-27 01:05:33 +1000
committerAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>2010-05-27 22:15:33 -0400
commit7bb46a6734a7e1ad4beaecc11cae7ed3ff81d30f (patch)
treee575d9c55e2a6ccc645dcb3ae2564de458b428f2 /fs/attr.c
parent7000d3c424e5bb350e502a477fb0e1ed42f8b10e (diff)
fs: introduce new truncate sequence
Introduce a new truncate calling sequence into fs/mm subsystems. Rather than setattr > vmtruncate > truncate, have filesystems call their truncate sequence from ->setattr if filesystem specific operations are required. vmtruncate is deprecated, and truncate_pagecache and inode_newsize_ok helpers introduced previously should be used. simple_setattr is introduced for simple in-ram filesystems to implement the new truncate sequence. Eventually all filesystems should be converted to implement a setattr, and the default code in notify_change should go away. simple_setsize is also introduced to perform just the ATTR_SIZE portion of simple_setattr (ie. changing i_size and trimming pagecache). To implement the new truncate sequence: - filesystem specific manipulations (eg freeing blocks) must be done in the setattr method rather than ->truncate. - vmtruncate can not be used by core code to trim blocks past i_size in the event of write failure after allocation, so this must be performed in the fs code. - convert usage of helpers block_write_begin, nobh_write_begin, cont_write_begin, and *blockdev_direct_IO* to use _newtrunc postfixed variants. These avoid calling vmtruncate to trim blocks (see previous). - inode_setattr should not be used. generic_setattr is a new function to be used to copy simple attributes into the generic inode. - make use of the better opportunity to handle errors with the new sequence. Big problem with the previous calling sequence: the filesystem is not called until i_size has already changed. This means it is not allowed to fail the call, and also it does not know what the previous i_size was. Also, generic code calling vmtruncate to truncate allocated blocks in case of error had no good way to return a meaningful error (or, for example, atomically handle block deallocation). Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Acked-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/attr.c')
1 files changed, 40 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/fs/attr.c b/fs/attr.c
index 0815e93bb48..b4fa3b0aa59 100644
--- a/fs/attr.c
+++ b/fs/attr.c
@@ -67,14 +67,14 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(inode_change_ok);
* @offset: the new size to assign to the inode
* @Returns: 0 on success, -ve errno on failure
+ * inode_newsize_ok must be called with i_mutex held.
+ *
* inode_newsize_ok will check filesystem limits and ulimits to check that the
* new inode size is within limits. inode_newsize_ok will also send SIGXFSZ
* when necessary. Caller must not proceed with inode size change if failure is
* returned. @inode must be a file (not directory), with appropriate
* permissions to allow truncate (inode_newsize_ok does NOT check these
* conditions).
- *
- * inode_newsize_ok must be called with i_mutex held.
int inode_newsize_ok(const struct inode *inode, loff_t offset)
@@ -104,17 +104,25 @@ out_big:
-int inode_setattr(struct inode * inode, struct iattr * attr)
+ * generic_setattr - copy simple metadata updates into the generic inode
+ * @inode: the inode to be updated
+ * @attr: the new attributes
+ *
+ * generic_setattr must be called with i_mutex held.
+ *
+ * generic_setattr updates the inode's metadata with that specified
+ * in attr. Noticably missing is inode size update, which is more complex
+ * as it requires pagecache updates. See simple_setsize.
+ *
+ * The inode is not marked as dirty after this operation. The rationale is
+ * that for "simple" filesystems, the struct inode is the inode storage.
+ * The caller is free to mark the inode dirty afterwards if needed.
+ */
+void generic_setattr(struct inode *inode, const struct iattr *attr)
unsigned int ia_valid = attr->ia_valid;
- if (ia_valid & ATTR_SIZE &&
- attr->ia_size != i_size_read(inode)) {
- int error = vmtruncate(inode, attr->ia_size);
- if (error)
- return error;
- }
if (ia_valid & ATTR_UID)
inode->i_uid = attr->ia_uid;
if (ia_valid & ATTR_GID)
@@ -135,6 +143,28 @@ int inode_setattr(struct inode * inode, struct iattr * attr)
mode &= ~S_ISGID;
inode->i_mode = mode;
+ * note this function is deprecated, the new truncate sequence should be
+ * used instead -- see eg. simple_setsize, generic_setattr.
+ */
+int inode_setattr(struct inode *inode, const struct iattr *attr)
+ unsigned int ia_valid = attr->ia_valid;
+ if (ia_valid & ATTR_SIZE &&
+ attr->ia_size != i_size_read(inode)) {
+ int error;
+ error = vmtruncate(inode, attr->ia_size);
+ if (error)
+ return error;
+ }
+ generic_setattr(inode, attr);
return 0;