Re: [PATCHv4 01/17] VFS: introduce helpers for the s_dirty flag

From: tytso
Date: Wed Jun 09 2010 - 11:45:33 EST

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 02:17:55PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> > The real issue is that it's almost certainly an overdesign. Let's
> > get rid of the bogus uses first and figure out what's happening in
> > what remains, OK?
> That would be good.

Can we figure out what the new names will be for these accessor
functions, and then pursuade Linus to be willing to add patch #1 in
this series to add these accessor functions (without any users for
these functions, that would wait until the next merge window) to
2.6.35-rc3 or -rc4, please?

It will make life much easier for fs maintainers to merge the patches,
especially if they've done some cleanup to reduce the bogus places
where s_dirt was getting set in the first place. That way I can apply
my patch to reduce the use of s_dirt[1], then apply a patch I carry in
my own tree to convert to the new accessor functions without worrying
about patch conflicts.



- Ted
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