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Re: rename(), wapbl and deadlock

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 10:29:13PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> Hi,
> I got a look again at the ufs_rename patch that David Holland sent
> at the end of september, and managed to get it working on netbsd-5.
> Changes from his version (apart from the backport) that got it working:
> - VOP_UNLOCK(ap->a_tvp) on entry, if not NULL. it's not used and we'll
>   do a lookup() to find it again.
> - clear SAVESTART from from_name and to_name. otherwise relookup() will
>   VREF() the vnodes and we'll have a refcount leak (and so a vnode
>   leak).
> - make sure to always vrele(illegal_vnode).
> [...]
> but using the wapbl rename version for the non-wapbl seems to run stable. 
> I've not analysed whenever this is safe in case of crash though (and
> won't say I can do it, I don't understand all what's going on in there).

I found a problem with this patch: rename fail with EPERM if the
file is not writable; even though the directory is. This is a change
in semantic:>touch truc>chmod 555 truc>mv truc machin
mv: rename truc to machin: Permission denied

I don't know yet what is the cause for this

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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