fs: allow d_instantiate to be called with negative parent dentry

Message ID 1246255542.905239.683352016991.1.gpush@pingu
State Superseded
Headers show

Commit Message

Jeremy Kerr June 29, 2009, 6:05 a.m.
The new fsnotify infrastructure (starting at 90586523) causes an oops in
spufs, where we populate a directory with files before instantiating the
directory itself. The new changes seem to have introduced an assumption
that a dentry's parent will be positive when instantiating.

This change makes it once again possible to d_instantiate a dentry
with a negative parent, and brings __fsnotify_d_instantiate() into
line with inotify_d_instantiate(), which already has this NULL check.

Signed-off-by: Jeremy Kerr <jk@ozlabs.org>

Eric - is this going to work with fsnotify?

 include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h b/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h
index 44848aa..6c3de99 100644
--- a/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h
+++ b/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h
@@ -280,7 +280,7 @@  static inline void __fsnotify_update_dcache_flags(struct dentry *dentry)
 	parent = dentry->d_parent;
-	if (fsnotify_inode_watches_children(parent->d_inode))
+	if (parent->d_inode && fsnotify_inode_watches_children(parent->d_inode))
 		dentry->d_flags &= ~DCACHE_FSNOTIFY_PARENT_WATCHED;