afs: Overhaul cell database management
Overhaul the way that the in-kernel AFS client keeps track of cells in the
(1) Cells are now held in an rbtree to make walking them quicker and RCU
managed (though this is probably overkill).
(2) Cells now have a manager work item that:
(A) Looks after fetching and refreshing the VL server list.
(B) Manages cell record lifetime, including initialising and
(B) Manages cell record caching whereby threads are kept around for a
certain time after last use and then destroyed.
(C) Manages the FS-Cache index cookie for a cell. It is not permitted
for a cookie to be in use twice, so we have to be careful to not
allow a new cell record to exist at the same time as an old record
of the same name.
(3) Each AFS network namespace is given a manager work item that manages
the cells within it, maintaining a single timer to prod cells into
updating their DNS records.
This uses the reduce_timer() facility to make the timer expire at the
soonest timed event that needs happening.
(4) When a module is being unloaded, cells and cell managers are now
counted out using dec_after_work() to make sure the module text is
pinned until after the data structures have been cleaned up.
(5) Each cell's VL server list is now protected by a seqlock rather than a
Signed-off-by: David Howells <email@example.com>
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