On Mon, 8 May 2000, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> On Mon, May 08, 2000 at 11:47:37AM +0100, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> > mnt = list_entry(&sb->s_mounts, struct vfsmount, mnt_list);
> > and
> > mnt = list_entry(&sb->s_mounts, struct vfsmount, mnt_instances);
> > and they both point to garbage. I think ->mnt_list is expected to be wrong
> > as it is headed by vfsmntlist.prev and not by &sb->s_mounts but
> > ->mnt_instances should work (judging from add_vfsmnt()), no?
> Look at the definition of list_entry in list.h.
> If ptr points to the member field of a struct of type type,
> then list_entry(ptr, type, member) points at the struct itself.
> Now &sb->s_mounts points to the s_mounts field of a struct superblock
> and list_entry(&sb->s_mounts, struct superblock, s_mounts)
> would give you sb back again.
> But if you delete the & then the second version looks better.
if I do what you suggested, i.e.:
mnt = list_entry(sb->s_mounts, struct vfsmount, mnt_instances);
then it won't compile because of "cannot convert to a pointer type" error.
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