getdents64 problem in 2.6.23

Joakim Tjernlund joakim.tjernlund at
Sat Oct 27 13:20:56 EDT 2007


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Woodhouse [mailto:dwmw2 at] 
> Sent: den 27 oktober 2007 19:09
> To: Joakim Tjernlund
> Cc: 'Linux-MTD Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: getdents64 problem in 2.6.23
> On Sat, 2007-10-27 at 17:01 +0200, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
> > How do I do that?
> Add some debugging and check that it's happening at the times you
> expect. And there's no _real_ substitute for the Feynman algorithm to
> problem-solving. :)
> >  I can try booting it, but it has to wait until
> > I get acces to my board again, hopefully tonight.
> > 
> > What about locking? No need for down(&dir_f->sem)? Can I trust
> > that ->next ptr will be valid all the time?
> You'll definitely need locking, to protect against it being 
> opened while
> you're playing with it. I think that just locking dir_f->sem before
> checking i_count probably ought to suffice.
> > ehh, better add an if (!(*prev)->raw) test
> > before jffs2_free_full_dirent(*prev) then. Will clean it up too.
> You might try the unconventional step of _not_ using the dirent
> structure after freeing it, too. And remember that if you're 
> not freeing
> the whole list, you're going to have to play with the list pointers to
> keep it intact.

:), I noticed that. Now I do:
  while (*prev) {
                this = *prev;
                if (!this->raw) {
                        *prev = this->next;
                prev = &((*prev)->next);

However that doesn't matter because the relese method isn't called while
doing rm!

I added som printk's and they were quiet. On the other hand doing an
ls does call the release method.

You need to come up with a better method I think :)

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