[RFC V1] Replace pid_t in autofs4 with struct pid reference.

Daniel Lezcano daniel.lezcano at free.fr
Tue Oct 12 09:06:29 PDT 2010

On 10/12/2010 05:47 PM, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> Quoting Daniel Lezcano (daniel.lezcano at free.fr):
>> I resurect and refreshed this old patch from
>> https://lists.linux-foundation.org/pipermail/containers/2007-February/003726.html
>> This patch makes automount to work within a container.
>> Make autofs4 container-friendly by caching struct pid reference rather
>> than pid_t and using pid_nr() to retreive a task's pid_t.
>> ChangeLog:
>> V1:
>> 	- fixed pgrp option in parse_options
>> 	- used get_task_pid(current, PIDTYPE_PGID) instead of task_pgrp
>> 	- fixed how is passed the 'pgrp' argument autofs4_fill_super
>> 	- fixed bad pid conversion, was pid_vnr not pid_nr in autofs4_wait
>> V0:
>> 	- Refreshed against linux-next (added dev-ioctl.c)
>> 	- Fix Eric Biederman's comments - Use find_get_pid() to hold a
>> 	  reference to oz_pgrp and release while unmounting; separate out
>> 	  changes to autofs and autofs4.
>> 	- Also rollback my earlier change to autofs_wait_queue (pid and tgid
>> 	  in the wait queue are just used to write to a userspace daemon's
>> 	  pipe).
>>          - Fix Cedric's comments: retain old prototype of parse_options()
>>            and move necessary change to its caller.
>> Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu<sukadev at us.ibm.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano<daniel.lezcano at free.fr>
>> Cc: Ian Kent<raven at themaw.net>
>> Cc: Cedric Le Goater<clg at fr.ibm.com>
>> Cc: Dave Hansen<haveblue at us.ibm.com>
>> Cc: Serge E. Hallyn<serge.hallyn at canonical.com>
> Acked-by: Serge E. Hallyn<serge.hallyn at canonical.com>
> Thanks, Daniel, this looks good!  Thanks for pushing this needed fix.

Thanks for reviewing. I tried to do some 'stress' test and it appears 
there is a deadlock between two containers with the automount daemon, I 
will fix it and resend a new version.

   -- Daniel

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