[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "cifs: don't compare uniqueids in cifs_prime_dcache" has been added to staging queue

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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Jan. 8, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    cifs: don't compare uniqueids in cifs_prime_dcache

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


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From 3f0b0cbd46d9dc4d26cb715c8ccee60374448236 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 06:35:10 -0500
Subject: [PATCH 20/27] cifs: don't compare uniqueids in cifs_prime_dcache
 unless server inode numbers are in use
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commit 2f2591a34db6c9361faa316c91a6e320cb4e6aee upstream.

Oliver reported that commit cd60042c caused his cifs mounts to
continually thrash through new inodes on readdir. His servers are not
sending inode numbers (or he's not using them), and the new test in
that function doesn't account for that sort of setup correctly.

If we're not using server inode numbers, then assume that the inode
attached to the dentry hasn't changed. Go ahead and update the
attributes in place, but keep the same inode number.

Reported-and-Tested-by: Oliver Mössinger <Oliver.Moessinger@ichaus.de>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Steve French <sfrench@us.ibm.com>
[ herton: function was still named cifs_readdir_lookup on 3.5, adjusted
  to also return dentry ]
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 fs/cifs/readdir.c |   19 +++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)



diff --git a/fs/cifs/readdir.c b/fs/cifs/readdir.c
index a4217f0..6cb83b9 100644
--- a/fs/cifs/readdir.c
+++ b/fs/cifs/readdir.c
@@ -76,6 +76,7 @@  cifs_readdir_lookup(struct dentry *parent, struct qstr *name,
 	struct dentry *dentry, *alias;
 	struct inode *inode;
 	struct super_block *sb = parent->d_inode->i_sb;
+	struct cifs_sb_info *cifs_sb = CIFS_SB(sb);

 	cFYI(1, "For %s", name->name);

@@ -87,10 +88,20 @@  cifs_readdir_lookup(struct dentry *parent, struct qstr *name,
 	dentry = d_lookup(parent, name);
 	if (dentry) {
 		inode = dentry->d_inode;
-		/* update inode in place if i_ino didn't change */
-		if (inode && CIFS_I(inode)->uniqueid == fattr->cf_uniqueid) {
-			cifs_fattr_to_inode(inode, fattr);
-			return dentry;
+		if (inode) {
+			/*
+			 * If we're generating inode numbers, then we don't
+			 * want to clobber the existing one with the one that
+			 * the readdir code created.
+			 */
+			if (!(cifs_sb->mnt_cifs_flags & CIFS_MOUNT_SERVER_INUM))
+				fattr->cf_uniqueid = CIFS_I(inode)->uniqueid;
+			/* update inode in place if i_ino didn't change */
+			if (CIFS_I(inode)->uniqueid == fattr->cf_uniqueid) {
+				cifs_fattr_to_inode(inode, fattr);
+				return dentry;
+			}