Re: [PATCH 09/11] vfs: factor out inode_insert5()
From: Al Viro
Date: Sun Jun 10 2018 - 02:03:12 EST
On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 06:49:10AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 04:41:41PM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > From: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Split out common helper for race free insertion of an already allocated
> > inode into the cache. Use this from iget5_locked() and
> > insert_inode_locked4(). Make iget5_locked() use new_inode()/iput() instead
> > of alloc_inode()/destroy_inode() directly.
> ... thus hitting the sucker with ->evict_inode(), in condition that is quite
> likely to be unfit to be seen by that.
To clarify: objection here is against the switch to new_inode/iput. The rest is
sane. What makes new_inode() better here, anyway?