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SubjectRe: [patch] pagecache-2.3.9-E8, fixes against pre3-2.3.9

On Fri, 25 Jun 1999, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> > - to clean up some of the recent ext2fs changes and the ugly interfaces
> > that resulted, i changed the inode_operations API to have two bmap()
> > variants:
> This will not be accepted. I told you why I refused to have the crap
> "result passing through pointers" in the first place. If it gets cleaned
> up, it gets cleaned up _properly_, not like this.

how should i clean it up? When we allocate a new block we have three
(conceptual) parameters 'got new block', 'block address' and 'error
condition'. I couldnt reduce it further. I did not want to duplicate code
and put a whole block_write_partial|full_page implementation just to be
able to pass bhs to the lowlevel fs. This just hides the parameter passing
problem, N times, into every block-based filesystem. It also eliminates
clean ways to merge the 'clear new block' operation with 'overwrite block

-- mingo

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