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Date:   Tue, 18 Aug 2020 03:22:49 +0100
From:   Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>
To:     "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        criu@...nvz.org, bpf@...r.kernel.org,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@...ntu.com>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
        Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@...il.com>,
        Jann Horn <jann@...jh.net>, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange@...hat.com>,
        Jeff Layton <jlayton@...hat.com>,
        Miklos Szeredi <miklos@...redi.hu>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...ian.org>,
        "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@...ldses.org>,
        Matthew Wilcox <matthew@....cx>,
        Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@....uio.no>,
        Chris Wright <chrisw@...hat.com>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>,
        Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@...com>,
        Song Liu <songliubraving@...com>, Yonghong Song <yhs@...com>,
        Andrii Nakryiko <andriin@...com>,
        John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>,
        KP Singh <kpsingh@...omium.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/17] proc/fd: In proc_readfd_common use fnext_task

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 05:04:18PM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> When discussing[1] exec and posix file locks it was realized that none
> of the callers of get_files_struct fundamentally needed to call
> get_files_struct, and that by switching them to helper functions
> instead it will both simplify their code and remove unnecessary
> increments of files_struct.count.  Those unnecessary increments can
> result in exec unnecessarily unsharing files_struct which breaking
> posix locks, and it can result in fget_light having to fallback to
> fget reducing system performance.
> 
> Using fnext_task simplifies proc_readfd_common, by moving the checking
> for the maximum file descritor into the generic code, and by
> remvoing the need for capturing and releasing a reference on
> files_struct.

Yecchhh...  So you keep locking/unlocking the damn thing for each
descriptor?

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