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Re: [PATCH 12/13] loop: remove lo_refcount and avoid lo_mutex in ->open / ->release

On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 11:42:03AM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > entirely, as loop_clr_fd now is safe against concurrent users - it
> > has to anyway as there can be other users even without an open.
> Ah, OK, so you'd always set LO_AUTOCLEAR and leave cleanup to happen
> from lo_release()? That makes sense to me.

No, my idea was to never set LO_AUTOCLEAR.  We have a frozen queue and
all protections in place to make clearing the file perfectly safe.
In fact the change_fd case also allows this.

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