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[18/20] fsnotify: add object type "child" to object type iterator

Message ID 20200612093343.5669-19-amir73il@gmail.com
State New
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Series Prep work for fanotify named events | expand

Commit Message

Amir Goldstein June 12, 2020, 9:33 a.m. UTC
The object type iterator is used to collect all the marks of
a specific group that have interest in an event.

It is used by fanotify to get a single handle_event callback
when an event has a match to either of inode/sb/mount marks
of the group.

The nature of fsnotify events is that they are associated with
at most one sb at most one mount and at most one inode.

When a parent and child are both watching, two events are sent
to backend, one associated to parent inode and one associated
to the child inode.

This results in duplicate events in fanotify, which usually
get merged before user reads them, but this is sub-optimal.

It would be better if the same event is sent to backend with
an object type iterator that has both the child inode and its
parent, and let the backend decide if the event should be reported
once (fanotify) or twice (inotify).

Signed-off-by: Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>
---
 include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h b/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h
index 738d669f6d6d..e4bc52dcb6e0 100644
--- a/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h
+++ b/include/linux/fsnotify_backend.h
@@ -256,6 +256,7 @@  static inline const struct path *fsnotify_data_path(const void *data,
 
 enum fsnotify_obj_type {
 	FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_INODE,
+	FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_CHILD,
 	FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_VFSMOUNT,
 	FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_SB,
 	FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_COUNT,
@@ -263,6 +264,7 @@  enum fsnotify_obj_type {
 };
 
 #define FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_INODE_FL	(1U << FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_INODE)
+#define FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_CHILD_FL	(1U << FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_CHILD)
 #define FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_VFSMOUNT_FL	(1U << FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_VFSMOUNT)
 #define FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_SB_FL		(1U << FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_SB)
 #define FSNOTIFY_OBJ_ALL_TYPES_MASK	((1U << FSNOTIFY_OBJ_TYPE_COUNT) - 1)
@@ -307,6 +309,7 @@  static inline struct fsnotify_mark *fsnotify_iter_##name##_mark( \
 }
 
 FSNOTIFY_ITER_FUNCS(inode, INODE)
+FSNOTIFY_ITER_FUNCS(child, CHILD)
 FSNOTIFY_ITER_FUNCS(vfsmount, VFSMOUNT)
 FSNOTIFY_ITER_FUNCS(sb, SB)