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Date:   Mon, 18 Oct 2021 20:59:50 -0300
From:   Gabriel Krisman Bertazi <>
        Gabriel Krisman Bertazi <>,, Jan Kara <>
Subject: [PATCH v8 07/32] inotify: Don't force FS_IN_IGNORED

According to Amir:

"FS_IN_IGNORED is completely internal to inotify and there is no need
to set it in i_fsnotify_mask at all, so if we remove the bit from the
output of inotify_arg_to_mask() no functionality will change and we will
be able to overload the event bit for FS_ERROR."

This is done in preparation to overload FS_ERROR with the notification
mechanism in fanotify.

Suggested-by: Amir Goldstein <>
Reviewed-by: Amir Goldstein <>
Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <>
Signed-off-by: Gabriel Krisman Bertazi <>
 fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c b/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
index 62051247f6d2..29fca3284bb5 100644
--- a/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
+++ b/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
@@ -94,10 +94,10 @@ static inline __u32 inotify_arg_to_mask(struct inode *inode, u32 arg)
 	__u32 mask;
-	 * Everything should accept their own ignored and should receive events
-	 * when the inode is unmounted.  All directories care about children.
+	 * Everything should receive events when the inode is unmounted.
+	 * All directories care about children.
+	mask = (FS_UNMOUNT);
 	if (S_ISDIR(inode->i_mode))
 		mask |= FS_EVENT_ON_CHILD;

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