Re: [PATCH] code cleanup on fs/super.c

From: LiuQi
Date: Mon Mar 21 2011 - 00:32:30 EST

and this one?
å 2011-02-17åç 17:36 +0000ïAl Viroåéï
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 08:20:31AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:59 AM, Steven Liu <lingjiujianke@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > ? Clean up the unsed code on fs/super.c, all filesystem using mount_bdev
> > > ? and mount_nodev to replace get_sb_bdev and get_sb_nodev.
> >
> > There might easily be external modules that still use this.
> *nod*
> They would be trivial to convert from ->get_sb() to ->mount(), but until
> we are ready to remove the former (next cycle, once ->mnt_devname stuff
> gets tested and merged) there's no real reason to remove them. Precisely
> because the remaining instances of get_sb_bdev() and friends will be
> trivial to remove when the time comes; it's not something that will be
> an obstacle to transition.
> Typical conversion looks so:
> -static int minix_get_sb(struct file_system_type *fs_type,
> - int flags, const char *dev_name, void *data, struct vfsmount *mnt)
> +static struct dentry *minix_mount(struct file_system_type *fs_type,
> + int flags, const char *dev_name, void *data)
> {
> - return get_sb_bdev(fs_type, flags, dev_name, data, minix_fill_super,
> - mnt);
> + return mount_bdev(fs_type, flags, dev_name, data, minix_fill_super);
> }
> static struct file_system_type minix_fs_type = {
> .owner = THIS_MODULE,
> .name = "minix",
> - .get_sb = minix_get_sb,
> + .mount = minix_mount,
> IOW, take foo_get_sb(), lose the vfsmount argument, call mount_bdev() instead
> of get_sb_bdev() and you've got your replacement ->mount() instance.
> The trickier conversions are for filesystems that may return a subtree
> or mess with something unexpected in *mnt (like several nfs variants
> do with mnt_devname, for very bad reasons). But those won't be using
> get_sb_bdev(). IOW, keeping that around until we are finished with
> ->mount() is not going to cause us any trouble.
> Right now the only surviving in-tree ->get_sb() instances are in nfs
> due to mnt_devname abuse. Once these are gone, ->get_sb() will be,
> and a good riddance - it was a bad API choice. Mine, at that ;-/
> Basically, we used to have ->read_super(), which filled a superblock
> allocated by VFS code. Filesystem type flags were used by VFS to
> decide what to do before calling ->read_super() (basically "does
> that want block device or is it anonymous"). It returned NULL or
> the same struct super_block * it received to fill.
> Then we switched to ->get_sb(), which asked for allocation itself and
> did things like opening block device/grabbing anon device as well, so
> that VFS code around mount() path could be nice and fs_type-agnostic.
> That's when get_sb_bdev() had appeared - they did work common
> for e.g. fs on block device, with callback provided by the caller to
> do the rest of work.
> We still were returning struct super_block *. Note, however, that this
> was *NOT* a superblock constructor - we were allowed to return a new
> reference to existing superblock as well (and that was immediately used
> for things like procfs, etc.)
> About the same time we got vfsmount tree - each contained a reference
> to superblock and root of dentry subtree on it. mount --bind allowed
> to create a new vfsmount with ->mnt_root pointing at the root of subtree
> smaller than the entire dentry tree for ->mnt_sb, but normal mount
> still gave us the whole thing. Not a problem, we just set ->mnt_root
> to ->mnt_sb->s_root when we mounted a filesystem.
> Then NFS folks had come and said "we want mount() to give us a subtree
> of existing superblock". Now ->mnt_root could not be derived from
> ->mnt_sb. Original proposal, IIRC, was to have root dentry returned
> via struct dentry **, which was ugly. I proposed to avoid the problems
> with returning two values (superblock + dentry) by passing vfsmount we were
> going to put them into anyway.
> What I had missed at the time was that while ->mnt_root could not be
> derived from ->mnt_sb, there was another property that still held:
> mnt->mnt_root->d_sb == mnt->mnt_sb. And that held for all vfsmounts,
> full tree or not. In other words, we didn't need to return the pair;
> we just needed to turn the thing over and return *dentry*, deriving
> superblock from it. No need to pass half-filled vfsmount to fs code,
> no need to call helper to set it, no need to do direct assignments
> if we want a smaller subtree.
> Alas, we went with "let's pass struct vfsmount * to be filled" variant.
> Of course, the structure passed is the structure abused, so we ended up
> growing very odd uses of those half-filled vfsmounts. Fortunately,
> most turned out to be easy to get rid of. The only tricky one is what
> nfs ended up doing, but there's a sane solution for that one (still
> needs to be merged).
> So right now we have
> * much saner interface available and used by almost everything in
> tree.
> * ->get_sb() still there for the sake of NFS; out-of-tree users
> are strongly[1] recommended to convert to ->mount().
> * ->get_sb() is going away very soon.
> * common boilerplates for use in ->get_sb() are left around until
> then.
> [1] well, as strong as I can feel about out-of-tree users, which is not
> a damn lot.

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