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authorHillf Danton <dhillf@gmail.com>2012-04-05 14:25:09 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-04-05 15:25:50 -0700
commit7563ec4c211ba59c2331dc6b94a068250345c387 (patch)
treea0ae6582dc77ea46cb3a2fa422f2606f0155f939 /fs/hugetlbfs
parentfd835d1f2d4826a19530bc045579ffda5775b8f7 (diff)
downloadvexpress-lsk-7563ec4c211ba59c2331dc6b94a068250345c387.tar.gz
hugetlbfs: remove unregister_filesystem() when initializing module
It was introduced by d1d5e05ffdc1 ("hugetlbfs: return error code when initializing module") but as Al pointed out, is a bad idea. Quoted comments from Al: "Note that unregister_filesystem() in module init is *always* wrong; it's not an issue here (it's done too early to care about and realistically the box is not going anywhere - it'll panic when attempt to exec /sbin/init fails, if not earlier), but it's a damn bad example. Consider a normal fs module. Somebody loads it and in parallel with that we get a mount attempt on that fs type. It comes between register and failure exits that causes unregister; at that point we are screwed since grabbing a reference to module as done by mount is enough to prevent exit, but not to prevent the failure of init. As the result, module will get freed when init fails, mounted fs of that type be damned." So remove it. Signed-off-by: Hillf Danton <dhillf@gmail.com> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/hugetlbfs')
-rw-r--r--fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c1
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c b/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
index ea251749d9d..28cf06e4ec8 100644
--- a/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c
@@ -1031,7 +1031,6 @@ static int __init init_hugetlbfs_fs(void)
}
error = PTR_ERR(vfsmount);
- unregister_filesystem(&hugetlbfs_fs_type);
out:
kmem_cache_destroy(hugetlbfs_inode_cachep);