Patchwork [064/105] ncpfs: fix rmdir returns Device or resource busy

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Submitter Kamal Mostafa
Date June 28, 2013, 6:51 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/255565/
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Kamal Mostafa - June 28, 2013, 6:51 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Dave Chiluk <>

commit 698b8223631472bf982ed570b0812faa61955683 upstream.

1d2ef5901483004d74947bbf78d5146c24038fe7 caused a regression in ncpfs such that
directories could no longer be removed.  This was because ncp_rmdir checked
to see if a dentry could be unhashed before allowing it to be removed. Since
1d2ef5901483004d74947bbf78d5146c24038fe7 introduced a change that incremented
dentry->d_count causing it to always be greater than 1 unhash would always
fail.  Thus causing the error path in ncp_rmdir to always be taken.  Removing
this error path is safe as unhashing is still accomplished by calls to dput
from vfs_rmdir.

Signed-off-by: Dave Chiluk <>
Signed-off-by: Petr Vandrovec <>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 fs/ncpfs/dir.c | 9 ---------
 1 file changed, 9 deletions(-)


diff --git a/fs/ncpfs/dir.c b/fs/ncpfs/dir.c
index 4117e7b..1355295 100644
--- a/fs/ncpfs/dir.c
+++ b/fs/ncpfs/dir.c
@@ -1033,15 +1033,6 @@  static int ncp_rmdir(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry)
 	DPRINTK("ncp_rmdir: removing %s/%s\n",
 		dentry->d_parent->, dentry->;
-	/*
-	 * fail with EBUSY if there are still references to this
-	 * directory.
-	 */
-	dentry_unhash(dentry);
-	error = -EBUSY;
-	if (!d_unhashed(dentry))
-		goto out;
 	len = sizeof(__name);
 	error = ncp_io2vol(server, __name, &len, dentry->,
 			   dentry->d_name.len, !ncp_preserve_case(dir));