Re: [PATCH] uprobes: Use file_inode()

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Sun Mar 17 2013 - 14:45:19 EST

On 03/17, Al Viro wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 07:00:36PM +0100, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > Cleanup. Now that we have f_inode/file_inode() we can use it
> > instead of ->f_mapping->host.
> No. This is *not* guaranteed to be the same thing in general; note that
> e.g. for block devices ->f_mapping->host is *not* equal to file_inode().


> It probably is valid in this particular case,

And yes (I think). In fact I think ->f_mode is "more correct" in this case.
Say, if this uprobe was created by create_trace_uprobe() we use d_inode,
and uprobe_mmap/etc uses file_inode() only to compare this pointer with

But I'll try to recheck, and:

> but at the very least you
> need to explain that in commit message,

OK. Will do, thanks.


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