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    Subject[PATCH 00/24] Unionfs, try #4
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    The have been no real significant changes since the previous submission (see
    end of this email for detailed changelog).

    We believe that the code is stable enough to warrant inclusion into -mm.

    As before, there is a git repo at:

    git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jsipek/unionfs.git

    (master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jsipek/unionfs.git)

    The repository contains 24 commits (also available as patches in replies to
    this email):

    Unionfs: Documentation
    lookup_one_len_nd - lookup_one_len with nameidata argument
    Unionfs: Branch management functionality
    Unionfs: Common file operations
    Unionfs: Copyup Functionality
    Unionfs: Dentry operations
    Unionfs: File operations
    Unionfs: Directory file operations
    Unionfs: Directory manipulation helper functions
    Unionfs: Inode operations
    Unionfs: Lookup helper functions
    Unionfs: Main module functions
    Unionfs: Readdir state
    Unionfs: Rename
    Unionfs: Privileged operations workqueue
    Unionfs: Handling of stale inodes
    Unionfs: Miscellaneous helper functions
    Unionfs: Superblock operations
    Unionfs: Helper macros/inlines
    Unionfs: Internal include file
    Unionfs: Include file
    Unionfs: Unlink
    Unionfs: Kconfig and Makefile
    Unionfs: Extended Attributes support


    Thanks,

    Josef 'Jeff' Sipek <jsipek@cs.sunysb.edu> on behalf of the Unionfs team.


    Changes since try #3:

    - Renamed several functions: more consistent and less likely to cause
    namespace collisions (Jan Engelhardt)
    - Moved Unionfs magic to include/linux/ (Jan Engelhardt)
    - Misc coding style cleanup (Jan Engelhardt)

    Changes since try #2:

    - Added more comments (akpm)
    - Cleaned up inode/dentry/file/sb private data structure member names
    - Moved struct inode from unionfs_inode_container into unionfs_inode_info
    (following ext2's example)
    - Renamed {d,i,f,s}topd to UNIONFS_{D,I,F,S} (following almost any fs's
    example)
    - Removed *_ptr and *_lhs macros, open-coding the assignments (Pekka Enberg)
    - Kill wrappers (e.g., unionfs_kill_block_super) (Pekka Enberg)
    - Few tiny coding style fixes
    - Removed some unnecessary complexity (no need to pass struct file and a
    struct dentry for that file to a function - just pass a struct file
    and dereference in the function, etc.)
    - Removed some unnecessary checks (if (foo) kfree(foo); is completely
    redundant as kfree has a null check)
    - Changed C++-style comments to C-style comments (Pekka Enberg)
    - Use struct kmem_cache instead of kmem_cache_t (Pekka Enberg)
    - Use anonymous unions for sioq (Jan Engelhardt)
    - Moved some functionality into fsstack (most of it is in -mm already)
    Changes since try #1:

    - unionfs_lookup must pass lookup intents to the lower filesystem (Trond
    Myklebust)
    - patches reordered (Stephen Rothwell)
    - numerous style comments by Jan Engelhardt

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