Commit c771d683 authored by Miklos Szeredi's avatar Miklos Szeredi
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vfs: introduce clone_private_mount()

Overlayfs needs a private clone of the mount, so create a function for
this and export to modules.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMiklos Szeredi <>
parent bd5d0856
......@@ -1686,6 +1686,33 @@ void drop_collected_mounts(struct vfsmount *mnt)
* clone_private_mount - create a private clone of a path
* This creates a new vfsmount, which will be the clone of @path. The new will
* not be attached anywhere in the namespace and will be private (i.e. changes
* to the originating mount won't be propagated into this).
* Release with mntput().
struct vfsmount *clone_private_mount(struct path *path)
struct mount *old_mnt = real_mount(path->mnt);
struct mount *new_mnt;
if (IS_MNT_UNBINDABLE(old_mnt))
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
new_mnt = clone_mnt(old_mnt, path->dentry, CL_PRIVATE);
if (IS_ERR(new_mnt))
return ERR_CAST(new_mnt);
return &new_mnt->mnt;
int iterate_mounts(int (*f)(struct vfsmount *, void *), void *arg,
struct vfsmount *root)
......@@ -81,6 +81,9 @@ extern struct vfsmount *mntget(struct vfsmount *mnt);
extern struct vfsmount *mnt_clone_internal(struct path *path);
extern int __mnt_is_readonly(struct vfsmount *mnt);
struct path;
extern struct vfsmount *clone_private_mount(struct path *path);
struct file_system_type;
extern struct vfsmount *vfs_kern_mount(struct file_system_type *type,
int flags, const char *name,
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