Re: [patch 02/10] Dont touch fs_struct in usermodehelper

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 17:46:30 EST

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 10:39:22PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 10:46:04AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 04:12:02PM +0200, jblunck@xxxxxxx wrote:
> > > This test seems to be unnecessary since we always have rootfs mounted before
> > > calling a usermodehelper.
> >
> > Are you sure this is true? I thought we called the usermode helper for
> > hotplug _very_ early in the boot sequence when the device tree starts to
> > get populated.
> rootfs is mounted by init_mount_tree, and curret->fs is set up for init
> there aswell. This is called by mnt_init, which is called by
> vfs_caches_init, which is called by start_kernel far before we go to
> rest_init which finally creates a thread to call kernel_init which then
> calls do_basic_setup which calls do_initcalls to initialize drivers and
> afterwards runs the initrd/initramfs.
> While the actual function names in main.c changed quite a bit we've
> initialized the initial namespace very early on since the 2.5 days.

Ah, ok, great, thanks for correcting me. I have no objection to this
patch then.


greg k-h
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