Re: [BUGFIX][PATCH v2 0/2] configfs: Fix cleanup after mkdir()failure

From: Joel Becker
Date: Wed Jul 16 2008 - 16:49:13 EST

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 07:56:54PM +0200, Louis Rilling wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 10:27:03AM -0700, Joel Becker wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 03:08:21PM +0200, Louis Rilling wrote:
> > > - error handling in config_*_init_type_name(): has rather low priority in my
> > > TODO list, will come back to it probably in a few weeks.
> >
> > I thought we did this already. Perhaps I didn't include it?
> > Did we have another change to make?
> You requested me to move a BUG_ON() earlier (before the actual memory
> allocation), and to update documentation. I'm quite in a hurry on other things,
> so I'm delaying this (especially the documentation part for which I feel like a
> new paragraph is needed).

Sounds good.

> > > - a small locking cleanup in configfs_rmdir(): will do at the same time as
> > > lockdep stuff.
> >
> > What sort of change? I suppose I'll see it when it arrives.
> You may look at the retry loop in configfs_rmdir() and see that locks need only
> to be taken inside the loop, not outside. This would result in fewer lines for
> exactly the same behavior.

I see what you mean. Not pressing, I agree.

> > I figure this new stuff will probably miss the .27 window, but
> > it sounds like that's fine - nothing too serious, and it will make .28.
> Sorry for not being responsive enough. As mentioned above, I have more urgent
> things to work on right now.

Don't worry, do what you have to do. We're good for .27 - the
major races have been fixed. Thank you for all your work!



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