Re: [PATCH] reiserfs: remove duplicate define

From: Michael Opdenacker
Date: Thu Oct 24 2013 - 01:28:38 EST

Hi Jan,

Thank you for your review!

On 10/23/2013 11:50 AM, Jan Kara wrote:
> On Mon 21-10-13 09:54:57, Michael Opdenacker wrote:
>> This patch removes a duplicate define in fs/reiserfs/reiserfs.h
> Hum, so the duplicate define certainly isn't nice but it's really a
> result of a namespace collision between return codes of two different (sets
> of) functions. So deleting the duplicate isn't really solving the problem,
> just hiding it. So I'd prefer more one of the following two solutions:
> 1) Just ignore the problem. Reiserfs is mostly dead and this isn't likely to
> cause any subtle issues.
> 2) Prefix the return codes somehow so that those two error namespaces don't
> clash. As a bonus you can convert defines to enums but I'm not sure that's
> worth the bother (prefixing is a simple search & replace so that should be
> trivial, well except for the CARRY_ON case).
I like your second solution, adding a prefix to avoid collisions between
two error namespaces, all the more as this looks like a good solution
for similar issues that I found.

Thanks again,



Michael Opdenacker, CEO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
+33 484 258 098

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