Re: [RFC] killing boilerplate checks in ->link/->mkdir/->rename

From: Artem Bityutskiy
Date: Mon Feb 06 2012 - 12:03:53 EST

On Mon, 2012-02-06 at 13:56 +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 10:50:44AM +0200, Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> > WRT 'sen_nlink()' - I can use it instead of 'drop_nlink()'/'inc_nlink()'
> > of course. But I do not really see why is this better. E.g.,
> > 'drop_nlink()' additionally gives me ' WARN_ON()' in case of 'i_nlink'
> > wrapping.
> So does inc_nlink() when you are asking to get from nlink=0 to nlink=1.
> I.e. on failure exit in your unlink()...

Indeed! I'll switch to 'clear_nlink(inode)' and 'set_nlink(inode, 1)'
for those inodes which are being unliked.

Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part