Re: [PATCH] make iunique use a do/while loop rather than its obscure goto loop

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Andrew Morton wrote:
On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:58:56 -0400
Jeffrey Layton <[email protected]> wrote:

A while back, Christoph mentioned that he thought that iunique ought to be
cleaned up to use a more conventional loop construct. This patch does that,
turning the strange goto loop into a do/while.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <[email protected]>

diff --git a/fs/inode.c b/fs/inode.c
index 23fc1fd..90e7587 100644
--- a/fs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/inode.c
@@ -689,21 +689,18 @@ ino_t iunique(struct super_block *sb, ino_t max_reserved)
 	struct inode *inode;
 	struct hlist_head * head;
 	ino_t res;
+
 	spin_lock(&inode_lock);
-retry:
-	if (counter > max_reserved) {
-		head = inode_hashtable + hash(sb,counter);
+	do {
+		if (counter <= max_reserved)
+			counter = max_reserved + 1;
 		res = counter++;
+		head = inode_hashtable + hash(sb, res);
 		inode = find_inode_fast(sb, head, res);
-		if (!inode) {
-			spin_unlock(&inode_lock);
-			return res;
-		}
-	} else {
-		counter = max_reserved + 1;
-	}
-	goto retry;
-	
+	} while (inode != NULL);
+	spin_unlock(&inode_lock);
+
+	return res;
 }
hm.

ino_t iunique(struct super_block *sb, ino_t max_reserved)
{
	static ino_t counter;
	struct inode *inode;
	struct hlist_head * head;
	ino_t res;

	spin_lock(&inode_lock);
	do {
		if (counter <= max_reserved)
			counter = max_reserved + 1;
		res = counter++;
		head = inode_hashtable + hash(sb, res);
		inode = find_inode_fast(sb, head, res);
	} while (inode != NULL);
	spin_unlock(&inode_lock);

	return res;
}

The counter-vs-max_reserved test can be moved outside the loop, can't it?

No. If the counter wraps while we're looping, then we'll need to skip
past the "reserved" inode numbers. So we need to check this on every
loop iteration. We could potentially put that in an "unlikely" if you
think that would be better.
Shouldn't counter be per-sb?
I doubt it really matters too much, but it could potentially be more
efficient to do that, especially after a wraparound on the counter. It
might be reasonable to make new_inode use a per-sb counter as well. Do
you think it's worth respinning?
-- Jeff
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