(minor) patch for 2.1.72 fs/namei.c

Bill Hawes (whawes@star.net)
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 17:40:29 -0500

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The attached patch adds a call to shrink_dcache_parent() to the VFS
rmdir routine.

I noticed that the rmdir syscall doesn't include a test to verify that
the object to be deleted is actually a directory. Unless I've overlooked
something, it seems that this test should be added to the generic code
so that each fs doesn't have to include it.

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--- fs/namei.c.old Wed Dec 10 00:12:14 1997
+++ fs/namei.c Wed Dec 10 15:50:59 1997
@@ -833,6 +833,9 @@
if (dir->d_inode->i_sb && dir->d_inode->i_sb->dq_op)
dir->d_inode->i_sb->dq_op->initialize(dir->d_inode, -1);

+ if (dentry->d_count > 1)
+ shrink_dcache_parent(dentry);
error = dir->d_inode->i_op->rmdir(dir->d_inode, dentry);