Commit 7088efa9 authored by Paul E. McKenney's avatar Paul E. McKenney

fs/dcache: Use release-acquire for name/length update

The code in __d_alloc() carefully orders filling in the NUL character
of the name (and the length, hash, and the name itself) with assigning
of the name itself.  However, prepend_name() does not order the accesses
to the ->name and ->len fields, other than on TSO systems.  This commit
therefore replaces prepend_name()'s READ_ONCE() of ->name with an
smp_load_acquire(), which orders against the subsequent READ_ONCE() of
->len.  Because READ_ONCE() now incorporates smp_read_barrier_depends(),
prepend_name()'s smp_read_barrier_depends() is removed.  Finally,
to save a line, the smp_wmb()/store pair in __d_alloc() is replaced
by smp_store_release().
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul E. McKenney <>
Cc: Alexander Viro <>
Cc: <>
parent cb7e125e
......@@ -1636,8 +1636,7 @@ struct dentry *__d_alloc(struct super_block *sb, const struct qstr *name)
dname[name->len] = 0;
/* Make sure we always see the terminating NUL character */
dentry-> = dname;
smp_store_release(&dentry->, dname); /* ^^^ */
dentry->d_lockref.count = 1;
dentry->d_flags = 0;
......@@ -3047,17 +3046,14 @@ static int prepend(char **buffer, int *buflen, const char *str, int namelen)
* retry it again when a d_move() does happen. So any garbage in the buffer
* due to mismatched pointer and length will be discarded.
* Data dependency barrier is needed to make sure that we see that terminating
* NUL. Alpha strikes again, film at 11...
* Load acquire is needed to make sure that we see that terminating NUL.
static int prepend_name(char **buffer, int *buflen, const struct qstr *name)
const char *dname = READ_ONCE(name->name);
const char *dname = smp_load_acquire(&name->name); /* ^^^ */
u32 dlen = READ_ONCE(name->len);
char *p;
*buflen -= dlen + 1;
if (*buflen < 0)
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