[PATCH 04/38] autofs4: Save autofs trigger's vfsmount in super block info

From: Valerie Aurora
Date: Tue Jun 15 2010 - 14:41:41 EST

From: Jan Blunck <jblunck@xxxxxxx>

XXX - This is broken and included just to make union mounts work. See
discussion at:


Original commit message:

This is a bugfix/replacement for commit

During a path walk if an autofs trigger is mounted on a dentry,
when the follow_link method is called, the nameidata struct
contains the vfsmount and mountpoint dentry of the parent mount
while the dentry that is passed in is the root of the autofs
trigger mount. I believe it is impossible to get the vfsmount of
the trigger mount, within the follow_link method, when only the
parent vfsmount and the root dentry of the trigger mount are

The solution in this commit was to replace the path embedded in the
parent's nameidata with the path of the link itself in
__do_follow_link(). This is a relatively harmless misuse of the
field, but union mounts ran into a bug during follow_link() caused by
the nameidata containing the wrong path (we count on it being what it
is all other places - the path of the parent).

A cleaner and easier to understand solution is to save the necessary
vfsmount in the autofs superblock info when it is mounted. Then we
can easily update the vfsmount in autofs4_follow_link().

Signed-off-by: Jan Blunck <jblunck@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Valerie Aurora <vaurora@xxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Ian Kent <raven@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: autofs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
fs/autofs4/autofs_i.h | 1 +
fs/autofs4/init.c | 11 ++++++++++-
fs/autofs4/root.c | 6 ++++++
fs/namei.c | 7 ++-----
4 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/autofs4/autofs_i.h b/fs/autofs4/autofs_i.h
index 3d283ab..de3af64 100644
--- a/fs/autofs4/autofs_i.h
+++ b/fs/autofs4/autofs_i.h
@@ -133,6 +133,7 @@ struct autofs_sb_info {
int reghost_enabled;
int needs_reghost;
struct super_block *sb;
+ struct vfsmount *mnt;
struct mutex wq_mutex;
spinlock_t fs_lock;
struct autofs_wait_queue *queues; /* Wait queue pointer */
diff --git a/fs/autofs4/init.c b/fs/autofs4/init.c
index 9722e4b..5e0dcd7 100644
--- a/fs/autofs4/init.c
+++ b/fs/autofs4/init.c
@@ -17,7 +17,16 @@
static int autofs_get_sb(struct file_system_type *fs_type,
int flags, const char *dev_name, void *data, struct vfsmount *mnt)
- return get_sb_nodev(fs_type, flags, data, autofs4_fill_super, mnt);
+ struct autofs_sb_info *sbi;
+ int ret;
+ ret = get_sb_nodev(fs_type, flags, data, autofs4_fill_super, mnt);
+ if (ret)
+ return ret;
+ sbi = autofs4_sbi(mnt->mnt_sb);
+ sbi->mnt = mnt;
+ return 0;

static struct file_system_type autofs_fs_type = {
diff --git a/fs/autofs4/root.c b/fs/autofs4/root.c
index e8e5e63..c41e01d 100644
--- a/fs/autofs4/root.c
+++ b/fs/autofs4/root.c
@@ -219,6 +219,12 @@ static void *autofs4_follow_link(struct dentry *dentry, struct nameidata *nd)
DPRINTK("dentry=%p %.*s oz_mode=%d nd->flags=%d",
dentry, dentry->d_name.len, dentry->d_name.name, oz_mode,
+ dput(nd->path.dentry);
+ mntput(nd->path.mnt);
+ nd->path.mnt = mntget(sbi->mnt);
+ nd->path.dentry = dget(dentry);
* For an expire of a covered direct or offset mount we need
* to break out of follow_down() at the autofs mount trigger
diff --git a/fs/namei.c b/fs/namei.c
index 3b43c48..f731108 100644
--- a/fs/namei.c
+++ b/fs/namei.c
@@ -538,11 +538,8 @@ __do_follow_link(struct path *path, struct nameidata *nd, void **p)
touch_atime(path->mnt, dentry);
nd_set_link(nd, NULL);

- if (path->mnt != nd->path.mnt) {
- path_to_nameidata(path, nd);
- dget(dentry);
- }
- mntget(path->mnt);
+ if (path->mnt == nd->path.mnt)
+ mntget(nd->path.mnt);
nd->last_type = LAST_BIND;
*p = dentry->d_inode->i_op->follow_link(dentry, nd);
error = PTR_ERR(*p);

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