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

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Sun Mar 14 2004 - 23:35:33 EST

Herbert Poetzl <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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?

The latest diff against the most-recently-release kernel is always at

the topmost link.

> > 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 ...

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