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authorAl Viro <>2011-06-08 21:13:01 -0400
committerAl Viro <>2011-06-12 17:45:41 -0400
commita685e08987d1edf1995b76511d4c98ea0e905377 (patch)
tree1d42593e2bc320f8d93b98851b2df0fd432e3859 /lib
parentdde194a64bb5c3fd05d965775dc92e8a4920a53a (diff)
Delay struct net freeing while there's a sysfs instance refering to it
* new refcount in struct net, controlling actual freeing of the memory * new method in kobj_ns_type_operations (->drop_ns()) * ->current_ns() semantics change - it's supposed to be followed by corresponding ->drop_ns(). For struct net in case of CONFIG_NET_NS it bumps the new refcount; net_drop_ns() decrements it and calls net_free() if the last reference has been dropped. Method renamed to ->grab_current_ns(). * old net_free() callers call net_drop_ns() instead. * sysfs_exit_ns() is gone, along with a large part of callchain leading to it; now that the references stored in ->ns[...] stay valid we do not need to hunt them down and replace them with NULL. That fixes problems in sysfs_lookup() and sysfs_readdir(), along with getting rid of sb->s_instances abuse. Note that struct net *shutdown* logics has not changed - net_cleanup() is called exactly when it used to be called. The only thing postponed by having a sysfs instance refering to that struct net is actual freeing of memory occupied by struct net. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
Diffstat (limited to 'lib')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 17 deletions
diff --git a/lib/kobject.c b/lib/kobject.c
index 82dc34c095c2..640bd98a4c8a 100644
--- a/lib/kobject.c
+++ b/lib/kobject.c
@@ -948,14 +948,14 @@ const struct kobj_ns_type_operations *kobj_ns_ops(struct kobject *kobj)
-const void *kobj_ns_current(enum kobj_ns_type type)
+void *kobj_ns_grab_current(enum kobj_ns_type type)
- const void *ns = NULL;
+ void *ns = NULL;
if ((type > KOBJ_NS_TYPE_NONE) && (type < KOBJ_NS_TYPES) &&
- ns = kobj_ns_ops_tbl[type]->current_ns();
+ ns = kobj_ns_ops_tbl[type]->grab_current_ns();
return ns;
@@ -987,23 +987,15 @@ const void *kobj_ns_initial(enum kobj_ns_type type)
return ns;
- * kobj_ns_exit - invalidate a namespace tag
- *
- * @type: the namespace type (i.e. KOBJ_NS_TYPE_NET)
- * @ns: the actual namespace being invalidated
- *
- * This is called when a tag is no longer valid. For instance,
- * when a network namespace exits, it uses this helper to
- * make sure no sb's sysfs_info points to the now-invalidated
- * netns.
- */
-void kobj_ns_exit(enum kobj_ns_type type, const void *ns)
+void kobj_ns_drop(enum kobj_ns_type type, void *ns)
- sysfs_exit_ns(type, ns);
+ spin_lock(&kobj_ns_type_lock);
+ if ((type > KOBJ_NS_TYPE_NONE) && (type < KOBJ_NS_TYPES) &&
+ kobj_ns_ops_tbl[type] && kobj_ns_ops_tbl[type]->drop_ns)
+ kobj_ns_ops_tbl[type]->drop_ns(ns);
+ spin_unlock(&kobj_ns_type_lock);