path: root/fs/anon_inodes.c
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authorAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>2008-02-23 06:46:49 -0500
committerAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>2008-05-01 13:08:50 -0400
commit2030a42cecd4dd1985a2ab03e25f3cd6106a5ca8 (patch)
tree7cb4710c3f7a4e034a20890f0df99bc42f9bbcee /fs/anon_inodes.c
parent9f3acc3140444a900ab280de942291959f0f615d (diff)
[PATCH] sanitize anon_inode_getfd()
a) none of the callers even looks at inode or file returned by anon_inode_getfd() b) any caller that would try to look at those would be racy, since by the time it returns we might have raced with close() from another thread and that file would be pining for fjords. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/anon_inodes.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/fs/anon_inodes.c b/fs/anon_inodes.c
index f42be069e08..977ef208c05 100644
--- a/fs/anon_inodes.c
+++ b/fs/anon_inodes.c
@@ -57,9 +57,6 @@ static struct dentry_operations anon_inodefs_dentry_operations = {
* anonymous inode, and a dentry that describe the "class"
* of the file
- * @pfd: [out] pointer to the file descriptor
- * @dpinode: [out] pointer to the inode
- * @pfile: [out] pointer to the file struct
* @name: [in] name of the "class" of the new file
* @fops [in] file operations for the new file
* @priv [in] private data for the new file (will be file's private_data)
@@ -68,10 +65,9 @@ static struct dentry_operations anon_inodefs_dentry_operations = {
* that do not need to have a full-fledged inode in order to operate correctly.
* All the files created with anon_inode_getfd() will share a single inode,
* hence saving memory and avoiding code duplication for the file/inode/dentry
- * setup.
+ * setup. Returns new descriptor or -error.
-int anon_inode_getfd(int *pfd, struct inode **pinode, struct file **pfile,
- const char *name, const struct file_operations *fops,
+int anon_inode_getfd(const char *name, const struct file_operations *fops,
void *priv)
struct qstr this;
@@ -125,10 +121,7 @@ int anon_inode_getfd(int *pfd, struct inode **pinode, struct file **pfile,
fd_install(fd, file);
- *pfd = fd;
- *pinode = anon_inode_inode;
- *pfile = file;
- return 0;
+ return fd;