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[PATCH 56/59] sysctl: factor out sysctl_head_next from do_sysctl

To: "<Andrew Morton" <akpm@osdl.org>
Subject: [PATCH 56/59] sysctl: factor out sysctl_head_next from do_sysctl
From: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 09:40:01 -0700
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From: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> - unquoted

The current logic to walk through the list of sysctl table
headers is slightly painful and implement in a way it cannot
be used by code outside sysctl.c

I am in the process of implementing a version of the sysctl
proc support that instead of using the proc generic non-caching
monster, just uses the existing sysctl data structure as
backing store for building the dcache entries and for doing
directory reads.   To use the existing data structures however
I need a way to get at them.

Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
---
 include/linux/sysctl.h |    4 +++
 kernel/sysctl.c        |   57 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
 2 files changed, 46 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/sysctl.h b/include/linux/sysctl.h
index 6113f3b..81ee9ea 100644
--- a/include/linux/sysctl.h
+++ b/include/linux/sysctl.h
@@ -923,6 +923,10 @@ enum
 #ifdef __KERNEL__
 #include <linux/list.h>
 
+/* For the /proc/sys support */
+extern struct ctl_table_header *sysctl_head_next(struct ctl_table_header 
*prev);
+extern void sysctl_head_finish(struct ctl_table_header *prev);
+
 extern void sysctl_init(void);
 
 typedef struct ctl_table ctl_table;
diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index 5beee1f..ca2831a 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -1066,6 +1066,42 @@ static void start_unregistering(struct ctl_table_header 
*p)
        list_del_init(&p->ctl_entry);
 }
 
+void sysctl_head_finish(struct ctl_table_header *head)
+{
+       if (!head)
+               return;
+       spin_lock(&sysctl_lock);
+       unuse_table(head);
+       spin_unlock(&sysctl_lock);
+}
+
+struct ctl_table_header *sysctl_head_next(struct ctl_table_header *prev)
+{
+       struct ctl_table_header *head;
+       struct list_head *tmp;
+       spin_lock(&sysctl_lock);
+       if (prev) {
+               tmp = &prev->ctl_entry;
+               unuse_table(prev);
+               goto next;
+       }
+       tmp = &root_table_header.ctl_entry;
+       for (;;) {
+               head = list_entry(tmp, struct ctl_table_header, ctl_entry);
+
+               if (!use_table(head))
+                       goto next;
+               spin_unlock(&sysctl_lock);
+               return head;
+       next:
+               tmp = tmp->next;
+               if (tmp == &root_table_header.ctl_entry)
+                       break;
+       }
+       spin_unlock(&sysctl_lock);
+       return NULL;
+}
+
 void __init sysctl_init(void)
 {
 #ifdef CONFIG_PROC_SYSCTL
@@ -1077,6 +1113,7 @@ void __init sysctl_init(void)
 int do_sysctl(int __user *name, int nlen, void __user *oldval, size_t __user 
*oldlenp,
               void __user *newval, size_t newlen)
 {
+       struct ctl_table_header *head;
        struct list_head *tmp;
        int error = -ENOTDIR;
 
@@ -1087,26 +1124,16 @@ int do_sysctl(int __user *name, int nlen, void __user 
*oldval, size_t __user *ol
                if (!oldlenp || get_user(old_len, oldlenp))
                        return -EFAULT;
        }
-       spin_lock(&sysctl_lock);
-       tmp = &root_table_header.ctl_entry;
-       do {
-               struct ctl_table_header *head =
-                       list_entry(tmp, struct ctl_table_header, ctl_entry);
 
-               if (!use_table(head))
-                       continue;
-
-               spin_unlock(&sysctl_lock);
+       for (head = sysctl_head_next(NULL); head; head = 
sysctl_head_next(head)) {
 
                error = parse_table(name, nlen, oldval, oldlenp, 
                                        newval, newlen, head->ctl_table);
-
-               spin_lock(&sysctl_lock);
-               unuse_table(head);
-               if (error != -ENOTDIR)
+               if (error != -ENOTDIR) {
+                       sysctl_head_finish(head);
                        break;
-       } while ((tmp = tmp->next) != &root_table_header.ctl_entry);
-       spin_unlock(&sysctl_lock);
+               }
+       }
        return error;
 }
 
-- 
1.4.4.1.g278f


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