>>>>> " " == viro <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 06:51:41AM -0700, Frank Cusack wrote:
>> When foo is unlinked, nfs_unlink() does a sillyrename, this
>> puts the dentry on nfs_delete_queue, and (in the VFS) unhashes
>> it from the dcache. This causes a problem, because
>> dentry->d_parent->d_inode is now guaranteed to remain stale.
>> (OK, I'm not really sure about this last part.)
AFAICS the problem is the following:
- NFS sillyrenames dentry 1
- Upon return from nfs_unlink(), VFS unhashes dentry 1
- Upon next lookup, VFS+NFS conspire to create aliased dentry 2 to
- Upon last close of files associated with dentry 1, NFS completes
sillyrename. File is unlinked on server.
- Aliased dentry 2 is still around, but it is now pointing to stale
IOW we just want to prevent VFS from unhashing the dentry in the first
place: dentry aliasing cannot work together with sillyrename.
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