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Subject[RFC] [WIP] Unbork fs.h, 3 of 3
This is the third patch of a series that will eventually remove the
filesystem-specific includes, the struct inode union and the struct
super_block union from linux/fs.h. See part 1 of this series for a
description of the approach.

This patch changes the ext2 filesystem declaration, giving ext2 its own
private inode cache. The <ext2_fs_i> include is removed from linus/fs.h and
moved to ext2_fs.h. The ext2_inode_info member of the fs.h inode union is
removed. With the union out of the picture, ext2 inodes are somewhat
so the practical effect of this is a small saving of cache memory.

If this approach meets with general approval, I will procede with the removal
of the ext2 member of the super_block union.

To apply this patch:

cd /your/source/tree
cat this/patch | patch -p0

I strongly recommended that this patch not be tested on a system containing
valuable data - user mode linux is the way to go.


--- ../2.4.16.uml.clean/fs/ext2/super.c Sun Dec 30 10:15:56 2001
+++ ./fs/ext2/super.c Mon Dec 31 02:37:17 2001
@@ -798,7 +798,9 @@
return 0;

-static DECLARE_FSTYPE_DEV(ext2_fs_type, "ext2", ext2_read_super);
+static FILESYSTEM(ext2_fs_type, "ext2", ext2_read_super,
+ sizeof (struct ext2_sb_info),
+ sizeof (struct ext2_inode_info));

static int __init init_ext2_fs(void)
--- ../2.4.16.uml.clean/include/linux/ext2_fs.h Mon Dec 31 02:51:14 2001
+++ ./include/linux/ext2_fs.h Mon Dec 31 02:38:25 2001
@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@
#define _LINUX_EXT2_FS_H

#include <linux/types.h>
+#include <linux/ext2_fs_i.h>

* The second extended filesystem constants/structures
--- ../2.4.16.uml.clean/include/linux/fs.h Mon Dec 31 02:51:14 2001
+++ ./include/linux/fs.h Mon Dec 31 02:39:51 2001
@@ -288,7 +288,6 @@

#include <linux/pipe_fs_i.h>
#include <linux/minix_fs_i.h>
-#include <linux/ext2_fs_i.h>
#include <linux/ext3_fs_i.h>
#include <linux/hpfs_fs_i.h>
#include <linux/ntfs_fs_i.h>
@@ -479,7 +478,6 @@
__u32 i_generation;
union {
struct minix_inode_info minix_i;
- struct ext2_inode_info ext2_inode_info;
struct ext3_inode_info ext3_i;
struct hpfs_inode_info hpfs_i;
struct ntfs_inode_info ntfs_i;
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