[v2,4/4] fs: export flush_delayed_fput
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Message ID 1442493587-32499-5-git-send-email-jeff.layton@primarydata.com
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Jeff Layton Sept. 17, 2015, 12:39 p.m. UTC
...and clean up the comments over it a bit. The nfsd code will need to
be able to call back into this.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jeff.layton@primarydata.com>
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 fs/file_table.c | 22 +++++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/fs/file_table.c b/fs/file_table.c
index 95361d2b8a08..899c19687cfa 100644
--- a/fs/file_table.c
+++ b/fs/file_table.c
@@ -246,20 +246,24 @@  static void ____fput(struct callback_head *work)
 
 static DECLARE_DELAYED_WORK(delayed_fput_work, delayed_fput);
 
-/*
- * If kernel thread really needs to have the final fput() it has done
- * to complete, call this.  The only user right now is the boot - we
- * *do* need to make sure our writes to binaries on initramfs has
- * not left us with opened struct file waiting for __fput() - execve()
- * won't work without that.  Please, don't add more callers without
- * very good reasons; in particular, never call that with locks
- * held and never call that from a thread that might need to do
- * some work on any kind of umount.
+/**
+ * flush_delayed_fput - ensure that all delayed_fput work is complete
+ *
+ * If kernel thread or task that has used fput_queue really needs to have the
+ * final fput() it has done to complete, call this. One of the main users is
+ * the boot - we *do* need to make sure our writes to binaries on initramfs has
+ * not left us with opened struct file waiting for __fput() - execve() won't
+ * work without that.
+ *
+ * Please, don't add more callers without very good reasons; in particular,
+ * never call that with locks held and never from a thread that might need to
+ * do some work on any kind of umount.
  */
 void flush_delayed_fput(void)
 {
 	flush_delayed_work(&delayed_fput_work);
 }
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(flush_delayed_fput);
 
 /**
  * fput - put a struct file reference