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vfs: new helper - d_make_root()

d_alloc_root() with iput() in case of allocation failure...

Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
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1 parent b48f03b commit adc0e91ab142abe93f5b0d7980ada8a7676231fe Al Viro committed Jan 8, 2012
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  1. +17 −0 fs/dcache.c
  2. +1 −0 include/linux/dcache.h
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17 fs/dcache.c
@@ -1440,6 +1440,23 @@ struct dentry * d_alloc_root(struct inode * root_inode)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(d_alloc_root);
+struct dentry *d_make_root(struct inode *root_inode)
+{
+ struct dentry *res = NULL;
+
+ if (root_inode) {
+ static const struct qstr name = { .name = "/", .len = 1 };
+
+ res = __d_alloc(root_inode->i_sb, &name);
+ if (res)
+ d_instantiate(res, root_inode);
+ else
+ iput(root_inode);
+ }
+ return res;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(d_make_root);
+
static struct dentry * __d_find_any_alias(struct inode *inode)
{
struct dentry *alias;
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1 include/linux/dcache.h
@@ -249,6 +249,7 @@ extern int d_invalidate(struct dentry *);
/* only used at mount-time */
extern struct dentry * d_alloc_root(struct inode *);
+extern struct dentry * d_make_root(struct inode *);
/* <clickety>-<click> the ramfs-type tree */
extern void d_genocide(struct dentry *);

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