Re: [GIT PULL] UDF tree fixes

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Mon Dec 01 2008 - 11:33:55 EST

On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, Jan Kara wrote:
> Yes, I would like to do it as well. But as I write in the changelog,
> currently there's no good callback for that (I've mailed about it at
> linux-fsdevel and noone had a better idea either). So for now I've just
> used this kludge to silence the Oops.

No, I meant just a simple "just call clear_inode() from
udf_clear_inode()". But on a slightly closer look I notice that won't
work, since it will just cause recursion (well, you could just clear the
s_op field to avoid it, but that would be uglier than your fix).

I wonder if we should perhaps just move the invalidate_inode_buffers()
call later in clear_inode(). That's a scary change, though.

I just think your patch is pretty ugly. I'm sure it works, but I also
suspect it indicates some kind of more fundamental problem. I also wonder
why udf needs it but nobody else does (others do preallocation too)

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