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Date:	Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:48:08 +0900
From:	"FJCL) 荻野 大輔" <ogino.daisuke@...fujitsu.com>
To:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	linux-pci@...r.kernel.org, adobriyan@...il.com
Subject: [patch] procfs: returns ENOENT on opening the being-removed proc entry

From: Daisuke Ohino <ogino.daisuke@...fujitsu.com>

opening the proc entry may return EINVAL if the entry is being removed, for
example open("/proc/bus/pci/XX/YY") during the corresponding device is being
hot-removed. The return value is inappropriate and should return ENOENT.

This return value comes from proc_reg_open().

fs/proc/inode.c:
-----------------------------------------------------------
static int proc_reg_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
{
(snip)
        if (!pde->proc_fops) {
                spin_unlock(&pde->pde_unload_lock);
                kfree(pdeo);
                return -EINVAL;
        }
(snip)
-----------------------------------------------------------

pde->proc_fops is NULL iff the proc entry is being removed. It
is set by remove_proc_entry().

-----------------------------------------------------------
void remove_proc_entry(const char *name, struct proc_dir_entry*parent)
{
(snip)
        /*
         * Stop accepting new callers into module. If you're
         * dynamically allocating ->proc_fops, save a pointer somewhere.
         */
        de->proc_fops = NULL;
(snip)
-----------------------------------------------------------

But POSIX says:

-----------------------------------------------------------
[EINVAL]
    The implementation does not support synchronized I/O for this file.
-----------------------------------------------------------

Since removing proc entry is apparently not related to synchronized I/O,
this function should return ENOENT in this case.

Signed-off-by: Daisuke Ogino <ogino.daisuke@...fujitsu.com>
---
 fs/proc/inode.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/proc/inode.c b/fs/proc/inode.c
index 74b48cf..7ed72d6 100644
--- a/fs/proc/inode.c
+++ b/fs/proc/inode.c
@@ -319,7 +319,7 @@ static int proc_reg_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
 	if (!pde->proc_fops) {
 		spin_unlock(&pde->pde_unload_lock);
 		kfree(pdeo);
-		return -EINVAL;
+		return -ENOENT;
 	}
 	pde->pde_users++;
 	open = pde->proc_fops->open;
--

Since I don't subscribe LKML, please Cc me if you have any comment.

Thanks,
Daisuke


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