Commit 1989a80a authored by Tristan Ye's avatar Tristan Ye Committed by Joel Becker

Ocfs2: Stop tracking a negative dentry after dentry_iput().

I suddenly hit the problem during 2.6.37-rc1 regression test, which was
introduced by commit '5e98d492'(Track
negative entries v3), following scenario reproduces the issue easily:

Node A			Node B
================	============
$touch 	testfile
			$ls testfile
$rm -rf testfile
$touch 	testfile
			$ls testfile
			ls: cannot access testfile: No such file or directory

This patch stops tracking the dentry which was negativated by a inode deletion,
so as to force the revaliation in next lookup, in case we'll touch the inode
again in the same node.

It didn't hurt the performance of multiple lookup for none-existed files anyway,
while regresses a bit in the first try after a file deletion.
Signed-off-by: default avatarTristan Ye <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJoel Becker <>
parent 1cf257f5
......@@ -476,7 +476,6 @@ static void ocfs2_dentry_iput(struct dentry *dentry, struct inode *inode)
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