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[2/3] fs: allocate structure unconditionally in seq_open()

Message ID c45e0cf89a2de02524d7f1ebd7f4270a2ace0259.1430777196.git.ydroneaud@opteya.com
State New, archived
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Yann Droneaud May 4, 2015, 10:19 p.m. UTC
Since following commit, from v2.6.15-rc1, seq_open()
could use a struct seq_file already allocated by the
caller if the pointer to the structure is stored in
file->private_data before calling the function.

    Commit 1abe77b0fc4b485927f1f798ae81a752677e1d05
    Author: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
    Date:   Mon Nov 7 17:15:34 2005 -0500

        [PATCH] allow callers of seq_open do allocation themselves

        Allow caller of seq_open() to kmalloc() seq_file + whatever else they
        want and set ->private_data to it.  seq_open() will then abstain from
        doing allocation itself.

As there's no more use for such feature, as it could
be easily replaced by calls to seq_open_private(),
see commit 39699037a5c9 ("[FS] seq_file: Introduce
the seq_open_private()") and seq_release_private(),
see v2.6.0-test3, support for this uncommon feature
can be removed from seq_open().

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/cover.1430777196.git.ydroneaud@opteya.com
Signed-off-by: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>
 fs/seq_file.c | 16 +++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/fs/seq_file.c b/fs/seq_file.c
index 555f82155be8..cb9c3dbd1a1e 100644
--- a/fs/seq_file.c
+++ b/fs/seq_file.c
@@ -51,14 +51,16 @@  static void *seq_buf_alloc(unsigned long size)
 int seq_open(struct file *file, const struct seq_operations *op)
-	struct seq_file *p = file->private_data;
+	struct seq_file *p;
+	WARN_ON(file->private_data);
+	p = kmalloc(sizeof(*p), GFP_KERNEL);
+	if (!p)
+		return -ENOMEM;
+	file->private_data = p;
-	if (!p) {
-		p = kmalloc(sizeof(*p), GFP_KERNEL);
-		if (!p)
-			return -ENOMEM;
-		file->private_data = p;
-	}
 	memset(p, 0, sizeof(*p));
 	p->op = op;