Re: symlinks and NWFS

From: Manfred Spraul (
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 13:39:01 EST

From: "Alexander Viro" <>
> >
> > ->i_sem ->i_zombie
> > yes no lookup()
> > yes yes readdir(),create(),mknod(),mkdir(),symlink()

Al, could you explain why readdir acquires i_zombie? It only reads from the
directory, it should be similar to lookup().

> Another thing is that directory-moving rename()s within the same
> are serialized (different filesystems are independent, indeed).
AFAIKS it should be possible to reorder



[I'm sure there is a problem, but I don't see it]
s_vfs_rename_sem is the global semaphore, we should try to hold is as short
as possible.


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