Re: [PATCH 27/28] elevate writer count for custom 'struct file'

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 10:40:35 EST

On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 04:53:00PM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> Some filesystems forego the vfs and may_open() and create their
> own 'struct file's. Any of these users which set the write flag
> on the file will cause an extra mnt_drop_write() on __fput(),
> thus dropping the reference count too low.
> These users tend to have artifical in-kernel vfsmounts which
> aren't really exposed to userspace and can't be remounted, but
> this patch is included for completeness and so that the warnings
> don't trip over these cases.

Please add a helper to create these files so all this happens in just
one place. There's a fare bit of code duplication already that this will
cleanup. Another nice cleanup you should push out first before doing
the actual feature :)

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