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authorDave Johnson <djohnson+linux-kernel@sw.starentnetworks.com>2005-09-06 15:17:40 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-09-07 16:57:33 -0700
commita97c9bf33f4612e2aed6f000f6b1d268b6814f3c (patch)
tree5950b47e63f046ff4ce0812720a356ca3eac20dd /scripts/ver_linux
parent7f4bde9a3486cd7e70bedd2aff35b38667d50173 (diff)
[PATCH] fix cramfs making duplicate entries in inode cache
Every time cramfs_lookup() is called to lookup and inode for a dentry, get_cramfs_inode() will allocate a new inode without checking to see if that inode already exists in the inode cache. This is fine the first time, but if the dentry cache entry(ies) associated with that inode are aged out, but the inode entry is not aged out (which can be quite common if the inode has buffer cache linked to it), cramfs_lookup() will be called again and another inode will be allocated and added to the inode cache creating a duplicate in the inode cache. The big issue here is that the buffers associated with each inode cache entry are not shared between the duplicates! The older inode entries are now orphaned as no dentry points to it and won't be freed until the buffer cache assoicated with them are first freed. The newest entry will have to create all new buffer cache for each part of its file as the old buffer cache is now orphaned as well. Patch below fixes this by making get_cramfs_inode() use the inode cache before blindly creating a new entry every time. This eliminates the duplicate inodes and duplicate buffer cache. Cc: Phillip Lougher <phillip@lougher.demon.co.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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