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Date:	Wed, 11 Nov 2009 08:57:02 +0100
From:	Miklos Szeredi <>
To:	Jeff Layton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] vfs: ensure that dentries are revalidated on open (try #2)

On Tue, 10 Nov 2009, Jeff Layton wrote:
> This is the second attempt to fix this problem. The first one attempted
> to fix this in procfs, but Eric Biederman pointed out that file bind
> mounts have a similar problem. This set attempts to fix the issue at a
> higher level, in the generic VFS layer.

I suspect the correct fix would be to clean up the open API so that
NFSv4 doesn't have to hack its stateful open routine into the
->lookup() and ->d_revalidate() methods.

Having said that, doing revalidation for proc symlinks and bind mounts
(and not just for opens) might make sense.  This is something similar
to FS_REVAL_DOT, so perhaps make it conditional on this flag (or a
new, appropriately named one).

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