|author||J. Bruce Fields <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2021-10-19 13:38:35 -0400|
|committer||Jeff Layton <email@example.com>||2021-10-19 14:11:39 -0400|
|parent||docs: fs: locks.rst: update comment about mandatory file locking (diff)|
locks: remove changelog comments
This is only of historical interest, and anyone interested in the history can dig out an old version of locks.c from from git. Triggered by the observation that it references the now-removed Documentation/filesystems/mandatory-locking.rst. Reported-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/locks.c')
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diff --git a/fs/locks.c b/fs/locks.c
index d397394633be..0fca9d680978 100644
@@ -2,117 +2,11 @@
- * Provide support for fcntl()'s F_GETLK, F_SETLK, and F_SETLKW calls.
- * Doug Evans (email@example.com), August 07, 1992
+ * We implement four types of file locks: BSD locks, posix locks, open
+ * file description locks, and leases. For details about BSD locks,
+ * see the flock(2) man page; for details about the other three, see
+ * fcntl(2).
- * Deadlock detection added.
- * FIXME: one thing isn't handled yet:
- * - mandatory locks (requires lots of changes elsewhere)
- * Kelly Carmichael (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 17, 1994.
- * Miscellaneous edits, and a total rewrite of posix_lock_file() code.
- * Kai Petzke (email@example.com), 1994
- * Converted file_lock_table to a linked list from an array, which eliminates
- * the limits on how many active file locks are open.
- * Chad Page (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 27, 1994
- * Removed dependency on file descriptors. dup()'ed file descriptors now
- * get the same locks as the original file descriptors, and a close() on
- * any file descriptor removes ALL the locks on the file for the current
- * process. Since locks still depend on the process id, locks are inherited
- * after an exec() but not after a fork(). This agrees with POSIX, and both
- * BSD and SVR4 practice.
- * Andy Walker (email@example.com), February 14, 1995
- * Scrapped free list which is redundant now that we allocate locks
- * dynamically with kmalloc()/kfree().
- * Andy Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 21, 1995
- * Implemented two lock personalities - FL_FLOCK and FL_POSIX.
- * FL_POSIX locks are created with calls to fcntl() and lockf() through the
- * fcntl() system call. They have the semantics described above.
- * FL_FLOCK locks are created with calls to flock(), through the flock()
- * system call, which is new. Old C libraries implement flock() via fcntl()
- * and will continue to use the old, broken implementation.
- * FL_FLOCK locks follow the 4.4 BSD flock() semantics. They are associated
- * with a file pointer (filp). As a result they can be shared by a parent
- * process and its children after a fork(). They are removed when the last
- * file descriptor referring to the file pointer is closed (unless explicitly
- * unlocked).
- * FL_FLOCK locks never deadlock, an existing lock is always removed before
- * upgrading from shared to exclusive (or vice versa). When this happens
- * any processes blocked by the current lock are woken up and allowed to
- * run before the new lock is applied.
- * Andy Walker (email@example.com), June 09, 1995
- * Removed some race conditions in flock_lock_file(), marked other possible
- * races. Just grep for FIXME to see them.
- * Dmitry Gorodchanin (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 1996.
- * Addressed Dmitry's concerns. Deadlock checking no longer recursive.
- * Lock allocation changed to GFP_ATOMIC as we can't afford to sleep
- * once we've checked for blocking and deadlocking.
- * Andy Walker (email@example.com), April 03, 1996.
- * Initial implementation of mandatory locks. SunOS turned out to be
- * a rotten model, so I implemented the "obvious" semantics.
- * See 'Documentation/filesystems/mandatory-locking.rst' for details.
- * Andy Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 1996.
- * Don't allow mandatory locks on mmap()'ed files. Added simple functions to
- * check if a file has mandatory locks, used by mmap(), open() and creat() to
- * see if system call should be rejected. Ref. HP-UX/SunOS/Solaris Reference
- * Manual, Section 2.
- * Andy Walker (email@example.com), April 09, 1996.
- * Tidied up block list handling. Added '/proc/locks' interface.
- * Andy Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 24, 1996.
- * Fixed deadlock condition for pathological code that mixes calls to
- * flock() and fcntl().
- * Andy Walker (email@example.com), April 29, 1996.
- * Allow only one type of locking scheme (FL_POSIX or FL_FLOCK) to be in use
- * for a given file at a time. Changed the CONFIG_LOCK_MANDATORY scheme to
- * guarantee sensible behaviour in the case where file system modules might
- * be compiled with different options than the kernel itself.
- * Andy Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 15, 1996.
- * Added a couple of missing wake_up() calls. Thanks to Thomas Meckel
- * (Thomas.Meckel@mni.fh-giessen.de) for spotting this.
- * Andy Walker (email@example.com), May 15, 1996.
- * Changed FL_POSIX locks to use the block list in the same way as FL_FLOCK
- * locks. Changed process synchronisation to avoid dereferencing locks that
- * have already been freed.
- * Andy Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sep 21, 1996.
- * Made the block list a circular list to minimise searching in the list.
- * Andy Walker (email@example.com), Sep 25, 1996.
- * Made mandatory locking a mount option. Default is not to allow mandatory
- * locking.
- * Andy Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org), Oct 04, 1996.
- * Some adaptations for NFS support.
- * Olaf Kirch (email@example.com), Dec 1996,
- * Fixed /proc/locks interface so that we can't overrun the buffer we are handed.
- * Andy Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1997.
- * Use slab allocator instead of kmalloc/kfree.
- * Use generic list implementation from <linux/list.h>.
- * Sped up posix_locks_deadlock by only considering blocked locks.
- * Matthew Wilcox <email@example.com>, March, 2000.
- * Leases and LOCK_MAND
- * Matthew Wilcox <firstname.lastname@example.org>, June, 2000.
- * Stephen Rothwell <email@example.com>, June, 2000.
* Locking conflicts and dependencies:
* If multiple threads attempt to lock the same byte (or flock the same file)