Ian Dowse wrote: > And I've just remembered a fifth :-) I think the old BSD code had > both an `open' count and a reference count. The open count is a > count of the real users of the vnode (it is what ufs_inactive really > wants to compare against 0), and the reference count is just for > places that you don't want the vnode to be recycled or destroyed. > This was probably lost when the encumbered BSD sources were rewritten.
No, this went away with the vnode locking changes; it was in the 4.4 code, for sure. I think references are the correct thing here, and SunOS seems to agree, since that's how they implement, too. 8-). > At the time I was looking at it last, I remember thinking that the > open count would allow vrele/vput to keep the reference count at 1 > during the VOP_INACTIVE() call, which is what you were proposing. > It would also allow us to fix the problem of many places not matching > each VOP_OPEN() with a VOP_CLOSE(). I suspect we could clean up a > lot of related problems if the open count was brought back. Yes. It was murdered for good reason. -- Terry To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message