path: root/fs/autofs4/waitq.c
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authorIan Kent <raven@themaw.net>2009-06-09 16:26:24 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-06-09 16:59:03 -0700
commit463aea1a1c49f1a7d4b50656dfd6c8bb33358b1b (patch)
tree9eb2a2b926f239ea703343e26fbda5dde8663998 /fs/autofs4/waitq.c
parent586c7e6a280580fd94b662bf486f9bb31098d14b (diff)
autofs4: remove hashed check in validate_wait()
The recent ->lookup() deadlock correction required the directory inode mutex to be dropped while waiting for expire completion. We were concerned about side effects from this change and one has been identified. I saw several error messages. They cause autofs to become quite confused and don't really point to the actual problem. Things like: handle_packet_missing_direct:1376: can't find map entry for (43,1827932) which is usually totally fatal (although in this case it wouldn't be except that I treat is as such because it normally is). do_mount_direct: direct trigger not valid or already mounted /test/nested/g3c/s1/ss1 which is recoverable, however if this problem is at play it can cause autofs to become quite confused as to the dependencies in the mount tree because mount triggers end up mounted multiple times. It's hard to accurately check for this over mounting case and automount shouldn't need to if the kernel module is doing its job. There was one other message, similar in consequence of this last one but I can't locate a log example just now. When checking if a mount has already completed prior to adding a new mount request to the wait queue we check if the dentry is hashed and, if so, if it is a mount point. But, if a mount successfully completed while we slept on the wait queue mutex the dentry must exist for the mount to have completed so the test is not really needed. Mounts can also be done on top of a global root dentry, so for the above case, where a mount request completes and the wait queue entry has already been removed, the hashed test returning false can cause an incorrect callback to the daemon. Also, d_mountpoint() is not sufficient to check if a mount has completed for the multi-mount case when we don't have a real mount at the base of the tree. Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/autofs4/waitq.c')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/fs/autofs4/waitq.c b/fs/autofs4/waitq.c
index eeb24684590..2341375386f 100644
--- a/fs/autofs4/waitq.c
+++ b/fs/autofs4/waitq.c
@@ -297,20 +297,14 @@ static int validate_request(struct autofs_wait_queue **wait,
if (notify == NFY_MOUNT) {
- * If the dentry isn't hashed just go ahead and try the
- * mount again with a new wait (not much else we can do).
- */
- if (!d_unhashed(dentry)) {
- /*
- * But if the dentry is hashed, that means that we
- * got here through the revalidate path. Thus, we
- * need to check if the dentry has been mounted
- * while we waited on the wq_mutex. If it has,
- * simply return success.
- */
- if (d_mountpoint(dentry))
- return 0;
- }
+ * If the dentry was successfully mounted while we slept
+ * on the wait queue mutex we can return success. If it
+ * isn't mounted (doesn't have submounts for the case of
+ * a multi-mount with no mount at it's base) we can
+ * continue on and create a new request.
+ */
+ if (have_submounts(dentry))
+ return 0;
return 1;