Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 05:53:16AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> It shouldn't be slow. You'd do the equivalent no_subtree check export
>> without parent fh, so what we do is call the fh_to_dentry method
>> and then call find_acceptable_alias to check if there's already an
>> dentry around and if yes use that one. That latter part is what should
>> fix your problem. If you want to be lazy you could just copy
>> find_acceptable_alias into the xfs code and call it directly and let me
>> clean up the mess later..
> Sorry, this was written before my cup of tea in the morning.
> find_acceptable_alias is of course a no-op in the no_subtree_check case,
> and thus it's identical to what we're currently doing in the handle
> code. So any problem you see here will also be seen in an nfs
> environment with no_subtree_check, which is the sensible choise
> I think even the default these days.
I believe so. We also use that as default on our shipping NAS servers
> So we'd better fix the lacking
> expiry in the core code.
Mmm, sounds like fun.
> Cc'ing Greg as he's been fighting this code
> quite a bit in the past.
Thanks. I'm on xfs-dev now so I've been lurking while you guys
discussed this :-)
Greg Banks, P.Engineer, SGI Australian Software Group.
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