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Date:   Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:48:15 +0100
From:   "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@...nel.org>
To:     "Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@...nel.org>
Cc:     Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>, bart.vanassche@....com,
        ming.lei@...hat.com, "Ted Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>,
        "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>,
        Jiri Kosina <jikos@...nel.org>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...ysocki.net>,
        Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>, Len Brown <len.brown@...el.com>,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@...cle.com>,
        Juergen Gross <jgross@...e.com>,
        Todd Brandt <todd.e.brandt@...ux.intel.com>, nborisov@...e.com,
        Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
        "Martin K. Petersen" <martin.petersen@...cle.com>,
        Oliver Neukum <ONeukum@...e.com>, oleksandr@...alenko.name,
        Oleg Antonyan <oleg.b.antonyan@...il.com>,
        Yu Chen <yu.chen.surf@...il.com>,
        Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
        Linux PM <linux-pm@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-block@...r.kernel.org, linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/11] fs: add iterate_supers_excl() and iterate_supers_reverse_excl()

On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 12:23 AM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@...nel.org> wrote:
> There are use cases where we wish to traverse the superblock list
> but also capture errors, and in which case we want to avoid having
> our callers issue a lock themselves since we can do the locking for
> the callers. Provide a iterate_supers_excl() which calls a function
> with the write lock held. If an error occurs we capture it and
> propagate it.
>
> Likewise there are use cases where we wish to traverse the superblock
> list but in reverse order. The new iterate_supers_reverse_excl() helpers
> does this but also also captures any errors encountered.
>
> Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@...nel.org>
> ---
>  fs/super.c         | 91 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  include/linux/fs.h |  2 ++
>  2 files changed, 93 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/fs/super.c b/fs/super.c
> index a63513d187e8..885711c1d35b 100644
> --- a/fs/super.c
> +++ b/fs/super.c
> @@ -605,6 +605,97 @@ void iterate_supers(void (*f)(struct super_block *, void *), void *arg)
>         spin_unlock(&sb_lock);
>  }
>
> +/**
> + *     iterate_supers_excl - exclusively call func for all active superblocks
> + *     @f: function to call
> + *     @arg: argument to pass to it
> + *
> + *     Scans the superblock list and calls given function, passing it
> + *     locked superblock and given argument. Returns 0 unless an error
> + *     occurred on calling the function on any superblock.
> + */
> +int iterate_supers_excl(int (*f)(struct super_block *, void *), void *arg)
> +{
> +       struct super_block *sb, *p = NULL;
> +       int error = 0;
> +
> +       spin_lock(&sb_lock);
> +       list_for_each_entry(sb, &super_blocks, s_list) {
> +               if (hlist_unhashed(&sb->s_instances))
> +                       continue;
> +               sb->s_count++;
> +               spin_unlock(&sb_lock);

Can anything bad happen if the list is modified at this point by a
concurrent thread?

> +
> +               down_write(&sb->s_umount);
> +               if (sb->s_root && (sb->s_flags & SB_BORN)) {
> +                       error = f(sb, arg);
> +                       if (error) {
> +                               up_write(&sb->s_umount);
> +                               spin_lock(&sb_lock);
> +                               __put_super(sb);
> +                               break;
> +                       }
> +               }
> +               up_write(&sb->s_umount);
> +
> +               spin_lock(&sb_lock);
> +               if (p)
> +                       __put_super(p);
> +               p = sb;
> +       }
> +       if (p)
> +               __put_super(p);
> +       spin_unlock(&sb_lock);
> +
> +       return error;
> +}
> +

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