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Date:   Wed, 15 Nov 2023 00:35:27 +0000
From:   Al Viro <>
To:     Ian Kent <>
Cc:     Edward Adam Davis <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] autofs: fix null deref in autofs_fill_super

On Wed, Nov 15, 2023 at 08:18:33AM +0800, Ian Kent wrote:

> I guess that including the locking is not going to make much difference.
> I don't remember now but it was probably done because there may be many
> mounts (potentially several thousand) being done and I wanted to get rid
> of anything that wasn't needed.

Seeing that lock in question is not going to be contended... ;-)

Seriously, though - the fewer complications we have in the locking rules,
the better.

Al, currently going through audit of ->d_name/->d_parent uses and cursing
at the 600-odd places left to look through...

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