[PATCH 6/7] overlayfs: add statfs support

From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Tue May 17 2011 - 08:31:57 EST

From: Andy Whitcroft <apw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Add support for statfs to the overlayfs filesystem. As the upper layer
is the target of all write operations assume that the space in that
filesystem is the space in the overlayfs. There will be some inaccuracy as
overwriting a file will copy it up and consume space we were not expecting,
but it is better than nothing.

Use the upper layer dentry and mount from the overlayfs root inode,
passing the statfs call to that filesystem.

Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@xxxxxxx>
fs/overlayfs/super.c | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
1 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/overlayfs/super.c b/fs/overlayfs/super.c
index 0901eda..a9a09a6 100644
--- a/fs/overlayfs/super.c
+++ b/fs/overlayfs/super.c
@@ -379,9 +379,29 @@ static int ovl_remount_fs(struct super_block *sb, int *flagsp, char *data)
return mnt_want_write(ufs->upper_mnt);

+ * ovl_statfs
+ * @sb: The overlayfs super block
+ * @buf: The struct kstatfs to fill in with stats
+ *
+ * Get the filesystem statistics. As writes always target the upper layer
+ * filesystem pass the statfs to the same filesystem.
+ */
+static int ovl_statfs(struct dentry *dentry, struct kstatfs *buf)
+ struct dentry *root_dentry = dentry->d_sb->s_root;
+ struct path path;
+ ovl_path_upper(root_dentry, &path);
+ if (!path.dentry->d_sb->s_op->statfs)
+ return -ENOSYS;
+ return path.dentry->d_sb->s_op->statfs(path.dentry, buf);
static const struct super_operations ovl_super_operations = {
.put_super = ovl_put_super,
.remount_fs = ovl_remount_fs,
+ .statfs = ovl_statfs,

struct ovl_config {

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