[1/3] fs: cleanup to hide some details of delegation logic
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Message ID 20170831211002.GG8223@parsley.fieldses.org
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J. Bruce Fields Aug. 31, 2017, 9:10 p.m. UTC
On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 03:50:59PM -0400, Jeff Layton wrote:
> ACK, I like that better too. I think a kerneldoc header is probably
> warranted here too, since this is a bit of an odd return situation.

Am I overdoing it?:

--b.

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Jeff Layton Aug. 31, 2017, 11:13 p.m. UTC | #1
On Thu, 2017-08-31 at 17:10 -0400, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 03:50:59PM -0400, Jeff Layton wrote:
> > ACK, I like that better too. I think a kerneldoc header is probably
> > warranted here too, since this is a bit of an odd return situation.
> 
> Am I overdoing it?:
> 
> --b.
> 
> diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
> index 6421feeda4bd..2261728cc900 100644
> --- a/include/linux/fs.h
> +++ b/include/linux/fs.h
> @@ -2285,6 +2285,25 @@ static inline int break_deleg(struct inode *inode, void *who, unsigned int mode)
>  
>  #define DELEG_NO_WAIT ((struct inode *)1)
>  
> +/**
> + * try_break_deleg - initiate a delegation break
> + * @inode: inode to break the delegation on
> + * @deleg_break_ctl: delegation state; see below
> + *
> + * VFS operations that are incompatible with a delegation call this to
> + * break any delegations on the inode first.  The caller must first lock
> + * the inode to prevent races with processes granting new delegations.
> + *
> + * Delegations may be slow to recall, so we initiate the recall but do
> + * not wait for it here while holding locks.  The caller should instead
> + * drop locks and call break_deleg_wait() which will wait for a recall,
> + * if there is one.  The inode to wait on will be stored in
> + * deleg_break_ctl, which also tracks who is breaking the delegation in
> + * the NFS case.  The caller can then retry the operation (possibly on a
> + * different inode, since a new lookup may have been required after
> + * reacquiring locks.)
> + */
> +
>  static inline int try_break_deleg(struct inode *inode, struct deleg_break_ctl *deleg_break_ctl)
>  {
>  	int ret;
> @@ -2299,6 +2318,22 @@ static inline int try_break_deleg(struct inode *inode, struct deleg_break_ctl *d
>  	return ret;
>  }
>  
> +/**
> + * break_deleg_wait - wait on a delegation recall if necessary
> + * @deleg_break_ctl: delegation state
> + * @error: error to use if there is no delegation to wait on
> + *
> + * This should be called with the deleg_break_ctl previously passed to
> + * try_break_deleg().
> + *
> + * If the previous try_break_deleg() found no delegation in need of
> + * breaking, this is a no-op that just returns the given error.
> + *
> + * Otherwise it will wait for the delegation recall.  If the wait is
> + * succesful, it will return a positive value to indicate to the caller
> + * that it should retry the operation that originally prompted the
> + * break.
> + */
>  static inline int break_deleg_wait(struct deleg_break_ctl *deleg_break_ctl, int error)
>  {
>  	if (!deleg_break_ctl->delegated_inode)

No, I like it. This is tricky code, and having the rationale and
detailed behavior spelled out in detail is a good thing.

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diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
index 6421feeda4bd..2261728cc900 100644
--- a/include/linux/fs.h
+++ b/include/linux/fs.h
@@ -2285,6 +2285,25 @@  static inline int break_deleg(struct inode *inode, void *who, unsigned int mode)
 
 #define DELEG_NO_WAIT ((struct inode *)1)
 
+/**
+ * try_break_deleg - initiate a delegation break
+ * @inode: inode to break the delegation on
+ * @deleg_break_ctl: delegation state; see below
+ *
+ * VFS operations that are incompatible with a delegation call this to
+ * break any delegations on the inode first.  The caller must first lock
+ * the inode to prevent races with processes granting new delegations.
+ *
+ * Delegations may be slow to recall, so we initiate the recall but do
+ * not wait for it here while holding locks.  The caller should instead
+ * drop locks and call break_deleg_wait() which will wait for a recall,
+ * if there is one.  The inode to wait on will be stored in
+ * deleg_break_ctl, which also tracks who is breaking the delegation in
+ * the NFS case.  The caller can then retry the operation (possibly on a
+ * different inode, since a new lookup may have been required after
+ * reacquiring locks.)
+ */
+
 static inline int try_break_deleg(struct inode *inode, struct deleg_break_ctl *deleg_break_ctl)
 {
 	int ret;
@@ -2299,6 +2318,22 @@  static inline int try_break_deleg(struct inode *inode, struct deleg_break_ctl *d
 	return ret;
 }
 
+/**
+ * break_deleg_wait - wait on a delegation recall if necessary
+ * @deleg_break_ctl: delegation state
+ * @error: error to use if there is no delegation to wait on
+ *
+ * This should be called with the deleg_break_ctl previously passed to
+ * try_break_deleg().
+ *
+ * If the previous try_break_deleg() found no delegation in need of
+ * breaking, this is a no-op that just returns the given error.
+ *
+ * Otherwise it will wait for the delegation recall.  If the wait is
+ * succesful, it will return a positive value to indicate to the caller
+ * that it should retry the operation that originally prompted the
+ * break.
+ */
 static inline int break_deleg_wait(struct deleg_break_ctl *deleg_break_ctl, int error)
 {
 	if (!deleg_break_ctl->delegated_inode)