eventfs: Save directory inodes in the eventfs_inode structure

The eventfs inodes and directories are allocated when referenced. But this
leaves the issue of keeping consistent inode numbers and the number is
only saved in the inode structure itself. When the inode is no longer
referenced, it can be freed. When the file that the inode was representing
is referenced again, the inode is once again created, but the inode number
needs to be the same as it was before.

Just making the inode numbers the same for all files is fine, but that
does not work with directories. The find command will check for loops via
the inode number and having the same inode number for directories triggers:

  # find /sys/kernel/tracing
find: File system loop detected;
'/sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/initcall/initcall_finish' is part of the same file system loop as

Linus pointed out that the eventfs_inode structure ends with a single
32bit int, and on 64 bit machines, there's likely a 4 byte hole due to
alignment. We can use this hole to store the inode number for the
eventfs_inode. All directories in eventfs are represented by an
eventfs_inode and that data structure can hold its inode number.

That last int was also purposely placed at the end of the structure to
prevent holes from within. Now that there's a 4 byte number to hold the
inode, both the inode number and the last integer can be moved up in the
structure for better cache locality, where the llist and rcu fields can be
moved to the end as they are only used when the eventfs_inode is being

Link: https://lore.kernel.org/all/CAMuHMdXKiorg-jiuKoZpfZyDJ3Ynrfb8=X+c7x0Eewxn-YRdCA@mail.gmail.com/
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-trace-kernel/20240122152748.46897388@gandalf.local.home

Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Reported-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Tested-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
Fixes: 53c41052ba31 ("eventfs: Have the inodes all for files and directories all be the same")
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (Google) <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
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