Re: [PATCH] Bind Mount Extensions 0.04 (linux-2.6.4)

From: Herbert Poetzl
Date: Sun Mar 14 2004 - 23:27:27 EST

On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 08:14:57PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Herbert Poetzl <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > ; this patch adds some functionality to the --bind
> > ; type of vfs mounts.
> This won't apply any more. We very recently changed a large number of
> filesystems to not call update_atime() from within their readdir functions.
> That operation was hoisted up to vfs_readdir().

good decision, very recently probably means in the bk repository,
is there any link where I could download those changes?

> Also, rather than adding MNT_IS_RDONLY() and having to remember to check
> both the inode and the mount all over the kernel it would be better to
> change IS_RDONLY() to take two arguments - the inode and the vfsmnt. That
> way we won't miss places, and unconverted code simpy won't compile, thus
> drawing attention to itself. I don't know if this is feasible, but please
> consider it.

I don't have a problem with that, and it sounds good to me so
far, so I'll have a look at it, and will update the patch
accordingly ...

thanks for the response,

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