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Date:   Fri, 22 May 2020 20:53:49 +0200
From:   Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@...hat.com>
To:     Amir Goldstein <amir73il@...il.com>
Cc:     Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        overlayfs <linux-unionfs@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ovl: make private mounts longterm

On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 7:02 PM Amir Goldstein <amir73il@...il.com> wrote:
>
> > > > -     mntput(ofs->upper_mnt);
> > > > -     for (i = 1; i < ofs->numlayer; i++) {
> > > > -             iput(ofs->layers[i].trap);
> > > > -             mntput(ofs->layers[i].mnt);
> > > > +
> > > > +     if (!ofs->layers) {
> > > > +             /* Deal with partial setup */
> > > > +             kern_unmount(ofs->upper_mnt);
> > > > +     } else {
> > > > +             /* Hack!  Reuse ofs->layers as a mounts array */
> > > > +             struct vfsmount **mounts = (struct vfsmount **) ofs->layers;
> > > > +
> > > > +             for (i = 0; i < ofs->numlayer; i++) {
> > > > +                     iput(ofs->layers[i].trap);
> > > > +                     mounts[i] = ofs->layers[i].mnt;
> > > > +             }
> > > > +             kern_unmount_many(mounts, ofs->numlayer);
> > > > +             kfree(ofs->layers);
> > >
> > > That's _way_ too subtle.  AFAICS, you rely upon ->upper_mnt == ->layers[0].mnt,
> > > ->layers[0].trap == NULL, without even mentioning that.  And the hack you do
> > > mention...  Yecchhh...  How many layers are possible, again?
> >
> > 500, mounts array would fit inside a page and a page can be allocated
> > with __GFP_NOFAIL. But why bother?  It's not all that bad, is it?
>
> FWIW, it seems fine to me.
> We can transfer the reference from upperdir_trap to layers[0].trap
> when initializing layers[0] for the sake of clarity.

Right, we should just get rid of ofs->upper_mnt and ofs->upperdir_trap
and use ofs->layers[0] to store those.

Thanks,
Miklos

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