Re: [PATCH v2 12/12] docs: path-lookup: update symlink description
Date: Sun Apr 18 2021 - 22:00:04 EST
On Tue, Mar 16 2021, Fox Chen wrote:
> instead of lookup_real()/vfs_create(), i_op->lookup() and
> i_op->create() will be called directly.
> update vfs_open() logic
> should_follow_link is merged into lookup_last() or open_last_lookup()
> which returns symlink name instead of an integer.
> Signed-off-by: Fox Chen <foxhlchen@xxxxxxxxx>
> Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst | 13 ++++++-------
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
> index eef6e9f68fba..adbc714740c2 100644
> --- a/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
> @@ -1202,16 +1202,15 @@ the code.
> it. If the file was found in the dcache, then ``vfs_open()`` is used for
> this. If not, then ``lookup_open()`` will either call ``atomic_open()`` (if
> the filesystem provides it) to combine the final lookup with the open, or
> - will perform the separate ``lookup_real()`` and ``vfs_create()`` steps
> + will perform the separate ``i_op->lookup()`` and ``i_op->create()`` steps
> directly. In the later case the actual "open" of this newly found or
> created file will be performed by ``vfs_open()``, just as if the name
> were found in the dcache.
> 2. ``vfs_open()`` can fail with ``-EOPENSTALE`` if the cached information
> - wasn't quite current enough. Rather than restarting the lookup from
> - the top with ``LOOKUP_REVAL`` set, ``lookup_open()`` is called instead,
> - giving the filesystem a chance to resolve small inconsistencies.
> - If that doesn't work, only then is the lookup restarted from the top.
> + wasn't quite current enough. If it's in RCU-walk -ECHILD will be returned
> + otherwise will return -ESTALE. When -ESTALE is returned, the caller may
"otherwise -ESTALE is returned".
If you don't like repeating "is returned", then maybe:
"... -ECHILD will be returned, otherwise the result is -ESTALE".
> + retry with LOOKUP_REVAL flag set.
> 3. An open with O_CREAT **does** follow a symlink in the final component,
> unlike other creation system calls (like ``mkdir``). So the sequence::
> @@ -1221,8 +1220,8 @@ the code.
> will create a file called ``/tmp/bar``. This is not permitted if
> ``O_EXCL`` is set but otherwise is handled for an O_CREAT open much
> - like for a non-creating open: ``should_follow_link()`` returns ``1``, and
> - so does ``do_last()`` so that ``trailing_symlink()`` gets called and the
> + like for a non-creating open: ``lookup_last()`` or ``open_last_lookup()``
> + returns a non ``Null`` value, and ``link_path_walk()`` gets called and the
"NULL", not "Null".
This those changes,
Reviewed-by: NeilBrown <neilb@xxxxxxx>
Thanks for a lot of all these improvements!! and apologies for the delay
in the review.
> open process continues on the symlink that was found.
> Updating the access time
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