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Date:   Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:14:41 -0600
From:   "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, criu@...nvz.org,
        bpf@...r.kernel.org,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        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@...radead.org>,
        "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@...ldses.org>,
        Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@...merspace.com>,
        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>,
        "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 24/24] file: Remove get_files_struct

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.

Now that get_files_struct has no more users and can not cause the
problems for posix file locking and fget_light remove get_files_struct
so that it does not gain any new users.

[1] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180915160423.GA31461@redhat.com
Suggested-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
Acked-by: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@...ntu.com>
v1: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200817220425.9389-13-ebiederm@xmission.com
Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
---
 fs/file.c               | 13 -------------
 include/linux/fdtable.h |  1 -
 2 files changed, 14 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/file.c b/fs/file.c
index 947ac6d5602f..412033d8cfdf 100644
--- a/fs/file.c
+++ b/fs/file.c
@@ -411,19 +411,6 @@ static struct fdtable *close_files(struct files_struct * files)
 	return fdt;
 }
 
-struct files_struct *get_files_struct(struct task_struct *task)
-{
-	struct files_struct *files;
-
-	task_lock(task);
-	files = task->files;
-	if (files)
-		atomic_inc(&files->count);
-	task_unlock(task);
-
-	return files;
-}
-
 void put_files_struct(struct files_struct *files)
 {
 	if (atomic_dec_and_test(&files->count)) {
diff --git a/include/linux/fdtable.h b/include/linux/fdtable.h
index 4ed3589f9294..d0e78174874a 100644
--- a/include/linux/fdtable.h
+++ b/include/linux/fdtable.h
@@ -115,7 +115,6 @@ struct file *task_lookup_next_fd_rcu(struct task_struct *task, unsigned int *fd)
 
 struct task_struct;
 
-struct files_struct *get_files_struct(struct task_struct *);
 void put_files_struct(struct files_struct *fs);
 int unshare_files(void);
 struct files_struct *dup_fd(struct files_struct *, unsigned, int *) __latent_entropy;
-- 
2.25.0

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