[RFC] fs, proc: Introduce the /proc/<pid>/map_files/ directory v2

Tejun Heo tj at kernel.org
Thu Aug 25 14:39:31 PDT 2011


On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 01:34:59AM +0400, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> > Unfortunately, not quite as easy as I expected.  The information still
> > seems redundant but it seems we'll need to change
> > proc_inode->get_link() to take dentry instead of inode before doing
> > away with proc_inode->fd, but, at any rate, I don't think this is a
> > big deal one way or the other.
> Hohum... picking up an additional reference to dentry might be dangerous
> I think. How exactly you imagine we would do that? (without this problem
> I guess we indeed may drop or rather not change proc-inode).

Why would you need an extra reference?  All these data structures are
created dynamically on access and dentry is always available while any
operation on the inode is in progress so it's guaranteed to be
available and there's no reason to diddle with reference count.
Anyways, we can deal with this optimization later, I think.



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