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authorJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2009-02-01 14:26:59 -0700
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2009-03-16 08:32:27 -0600
commit76398425bb06b07cc3a3b1ce169c67dc9d6874ed (patch)
treee6e1800edda88b5592617a950daacf2199587a33 /fs/fcntl.c
parentdb1dd4d376134eba0e08af523b61cc566a4ea1cd (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-76398425bb06b07cc3a3b1ce169c67dc9d6874ed.tar.gz
Move FASYNC bit handling to f_op->fasync()
Removing the BKL from FASYNC handling ran into the challenge of keeping the setting of the FASYNC bit in filp->f_flags atomic with regard to calls to the underlying fasync() function. Andi Kleen suggested moving the handling of that bit into fasync(); this patch does exactly that. As a result, we have a couple of internal API changes: fasync() must now manage the FASYNC bit, and it will be called without the BKL held. As it happens, every fasync() implementation in the kernel with one exception calls fasync_helper(). So, if we make fasync_helper() set the FASYNC bit, we can avoid making any changes to the other fasync() functions - as long as those functions, themselves, have proper locking. Most fasync() implementations do nothing but call fasync_helper() - which has its own lock - so they are easily verified as correct. The BKL had already been pushed down into the rest. The networking code has its own version of fasync_helper(), so that code has been augmented with explicit FASYNC bit handling. Cc: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/fcntl.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/fcntl.c29
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 13 deletions
diff --git a/fs/fcntl.c b/fs/fcntl.c
index 04df8570a2d..431bb645927 100644
--- a/fs/fcntl.c
+++ b/fs/fcntl.c
@@ -141,7 +141,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE1(dup, unsigned int, fildes)
return ret;
}
-#define SETFL_MASK (O_APPEND | O_NONBLOCK | O_NDELAY | FASYNC | O_DIRECT | O_NOATIME)
+#define SETFL_MASK (O_APPEND | O_NONBLOCK | O_NDELAY | O_DIRECT | O_NOATIME)
static int setfl(int fd, struct file * filp, unsigned long arg)
{
@@ -177,23 +177,19 @@ static int setfl(int fd, struct file * filp, unsigned long arg)
return error;
/*
- * We still need a lock here for now to keep multiple FASYNC calls
- * from racing with each other.
+ * ->fasync() is responsible for setting the FASYNC bit.
*/
- lock_kernel();
- if ((arg ^ filp->f_flags) & FASYNC) {
- if (filp->f_op && filp->f_op->fasync) {
- error = filp->f_op->fasync(fd, filp, (arg & FASYNC) != 0);
- if (error < 0)
- goto out;
- }
+ if (((arg ^ filp->f_flags) & FASYNC) && filp->f_op &&
+ filp->f_op->fasync) {
+ error = filp->f_op->fasync(fd, filp, (arg & FASYNC) != 0);
+ if (error < 0)
+ goto out;
}
-
spin_lock(&filp->f_lock);
filp->f_flags = (arg & SETFL_MASK) | (filp->f_flags & ~SETFL_MASK);
spin_unlock(&filp->f_lock);
+
out:
- unlock_kernel();
return error;
}
@@ -518,7 +514,7 @@ static DEFINE_RWLOCK(fasync_lock);
static struct kmem_cache *fasync_cache __read_mostly;
/*
- * fasync_helper() is used by some character device drivers (mainly mice)
+ * fasync_helper() is used by almost all character device drivers
* to set up the fasync queue. It returns negative on error, 0 if it did
* no changes and positive if it added/deleted the entry.
*/
@@ -557,6 +553,13 @@ int fasync_helper(int fd, struct file * filp, int on, struct fasync_struct **fap
result = 1;
}
out:
+ /* Fix up FASYNC bit while still holding fasync_lock */
+ spin_lock(&filp->f_lock);
+ if (on)
+ filp->f_flags |= FASYNC;
+ else
+ filp->f_flags &= ~FASYNC;
+ spin_unlock(&filp->f_lock);
write_unlock_irq(&fasync_lock);
return result;
}