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authorAl Viro <>2014-06-12 00:29:13 -0400
committerAl Viro <>2014-06-12 00:29:13 -0400
commitc2338f2dc7c1e9f6202f370c64ffd7f44f3d4b51 (patch)
tree54677cd1be2c934fea684a53e34f85d4c6f4981e /include/linux
parent9c1d5284c79fea050f115eadeec1dd1758e5c630 (diff)
lock_parent: don't step on stale ->d_parent of all-but-freed one
Dentry that had been through (or into) __dentry_kill() might be seen by shrink_dentry_list(); that's normal, it'll be taken off the shrink list and freed if __dentry_kill() has already finished. The problem is, its ->d_parent might be pointing to already freed dentry, so lock_parent() needs to be careful. We need to check that dentry hasn't already gone into __dentry_kill() *and* grab rcu_read_lock() before dropping ->d_lock - the latter makes sure that whatever we see in ->d_parent after dropping ->d_lock it won't be freed until we drop rcu_read_lock(). Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
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