Commit 787fb6bc authored by Miklos Szeredi's avatar Miklos Szeredi

vfs: add whiteout support

Whiteout isn't actually a new file type, but is represented as a char
device (Linus's idea) with 0/0 device number.

This has several advantages compared to introducing a new whiteout file
type:

 - no userspace API changes (e.g. trivial to make backups of upper layer
   filesystem, without losing whiteouts)

 - no fs image format changes (you can boot an old kernel/fsck without
   whiteout support and things won't break)

 - implementation is trivial
Signed-off-by: default avatarMiklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz>
parent cbdf35bc
......@@ -4346,6 +4346,20 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE2(rename, const char __user *, oldname, const char __user *, newna
return sys_renameat2(AT_FDCWD, oldname, AT_FDCWD, newname, 0);
}
int vfs_whiteout(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry)
{
int error = may_create(dir, dentry);
if (error)
return error;
if (!dir->i_op->mknod)
return -EPERM;
return dir->i_op->mknod(dir, dentry,
S_IFCHR | WHITEOUT_MODE, WHITEOUT_DEV);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(vfs_whiteout);
int readlink_copy(char __user *buffer, int buflen, const char *link)
{
int len = PTR_ERR(link);
......
......@@ -222,6 +222,13 @@ typedef void (dio_iodone_t)(struct kiocb *iocb, loff_t offset,
#define ATTR_OPEN (1 << 15) /* Truncating from open(O_TRUNC) */
#define ATTR_TIMES_SET (1 << 16)
/*
* Whiteout is represented by a char device. The following constants define the
* mode and device number to use.
*/
#define WHITEOUT_MODE 0
#define WHITEOUT_DEV 0
/*
* This is the Inode Attributes structure, used for notify_change(). It
* uses the above definitions as flags, to know which values have changed.
......@@ -1398,6 +1405,7 @@ extern int vfs_link(struct dentry *, struct inode *, struct dentry *, struct ino
extern int vfs_rmdir(struct inode *, struct dentry *);
extern int vfs_unlink(struct inode *, struct dentry *, struct inode **);
extern int vfs_rename(struct inode *, struct dentry *, struct inode *, struct dentry *, struct inode **, unsigned int);
extern int vfs_whiteout(struct inode *, struct dentry *);
/*
* VFS dentry helper functions.
......@@ -1628,6 +1636,9 @@ struct super_operations {
#define IS_AUTOMOUNT(inode) ((inode)->i_flags & S_AUTOMOUNT)
#define IS_NOSEC(inode) ((inode)->i_flags & S_NOSEC)
#define IS_WHITEOUT(inode) (S_ISCHR(inode->i_mode) && \
(inode)->i_rdev == WHITEOUT_DEV)
/*
* Inode state bits. Protected by inode->i_lock
*
......
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