On lookup of non directory, we try to decode the origin file handle
stored in upper inode. The origin file handle is supposed to be decoded
to a disconnected non-dir dentry, which is fine, because we only need
the lower inode of a copy up origin.
However, if the origin file handle somehow turns out to be a directory
we pay the expensive cost of reconnecting the directory dentry, only to
get a mismatch file type and drop the dentry.
Optimize this case by explicitly opting out of reconnecting the dentry.
Opting-out of reconnect is done by passing a NULL acceptable callback
While the case described above is a strange corner case that does not
really need to be optimized, the API added for this optimization will
be used by a following patch to optimize a more common case of decoding
an overlayfs file handle.
Signed-off-by: Amir Goldstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <email@example.com>