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SubjectRe: any chance of 2.6.0-test*?
On Sun, 12 Jan 2003, Rob Wilkens wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 16:15, Matti Aarnio wrote:

> > At first, read Documentation/CodingStyle of the kernel.
> > Then have a look into:
> >
> > fs/open.c file do_sys_truncate() function.

> - if (S_ISDIR(inode->i_mode))
> - goto dput_and_out;
> + if (S_ISDIR(inode->i_mode)){
> + path_release(&nd);
> + return error;
> + }

[snip same change in a few more changes]

OK, now imagine the dcache locking changing a little bit.
You need to update this piece of (duplicated) code in half
a dozen places in just this function and no doubt in dozens
of other places all over fs/*.c.
From a maintenance point of view, a goto to a single block
of error handling code is easier to maintain.

regards,

Rik
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