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Date:   Sun, 28 Apr 2019 12:18:00 -0400
From:   Jeff Layton <>
To:     Al Viro <>
Cc:     Linus Torvalds <>,
        Ilya Dryomov <>,,
        Linux List Kernel Mailing <>,
        linux-cifs <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] Ceph fixes for 5.1-rc7

On Sun, 2019-04-28 at 16:52 +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 11:47:58AM -0400, Jeff Layton wrote:
> > We could stick that in ceph_dentry_info (->d_fsdata). We have a flags
> > field in there already.
> Yes, but...  You have it freed in ->d_release(), AFAICS, and without
> any delays.  So lockless accesses will be trouble.

That's easy enough to fix -- we could add a rcu_head to it and call_rcu
in ceph_d_release instead of just freeing it immediately.

I guess if we find that d_fsdata is NULL, we can just treat it like we
currently do a negative dentry?
Jeff Layton <>

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