Commit 895a068a authored by Tejun Heo's avatar Tejun Heo Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

kernfs: make kernfs_get_active() block if the node is deactivated but not removed

Currently, kernfs_get_active() fails if the target node is
deactivated.  This is fine as a node always gets removed after
deactivation; however, we're gonna add reactivation so the assumption
won't hold.  It'd be incorrect for kernfs_get_active() to fail for a
node which was deactivated only temporarily.

This patch makes kernfs_get_active() block if the node is deactivated
but not removed.  If the node gets reactivated (not yet implemented),
it will be retried and succeed.  If the node gets removed, it will be
woken up and fail.
Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 99177a34
......@@ -149,12 +149,25 @@ struct kernfs_node *kernfs_get_active(struct kernfs_node *kn)
if (unlikely(!kn))
return NULL;
if (!atomic_inc_unless_negative(&kn->active))
return NULL;
if (kernfs_lockdep(kn))
rwsem_acquire_read(&kn->dep_map, 0, 1, _RET_IP_);
return kn;
* Try to obtain an active ref. If @kn is deactivated, we block
* till either it's reactivated or killed.
do {
if (atomic_inc_unless_negative(&kn->active))
return kn;
atomic_read(&kn->active) >= 0 ||
} while (!RB_EMPTY_NODE(&kn->rb));
if (kernfs_lockdep(kn))
rwsem_release(&kn->dep_map, 1, _RET_IP_);
return NULL;
......@@ -786,6 +799,7 @@ static void __kernfs_deactivate(struct kernfs_node *kn)
static void __kernfs_remove(struct kernfs_node *kn)
struct kernfs_root *root = kernfs_root(kn);
struct kernfs_node *pos;
......@@ -837,6 +851,9 @@ static void __kernfs_remove(struct kernfs_node *kn)
} while (pos != kn);
/* some nodes killed, kick get_active waiters */
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