Re: [PATCH] nfs_unlink() race (was: nfs_refresh_inode: inode number mismatch)

From: Trond Myklebust (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 12:37:53 EST

>>>>> " " == Alan Cox <> writes:

> I've seen it on early 2.5 and on 2.4, current 2.5.x seems to be
> ok from a quick test.

2.4 has the 'return ESTALE if current dir fails d_revalidate()'
test. Looks like the vfat stuff has the same problem that

Sigh... Can we perhaps add FS_ALWAYS_REVAL in order to flag what kind
of behaviour filesystems expect in link_path_walk()? NFS needs
revalidation on all open() calls (including opendir(".")), so removing
the ESTALE code is not an option.

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