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SubjectRe: 2.6.24-rc2 XFS nfsd hang
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On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 06:02:41PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 12:53:22PM -0500, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 05:44:19PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 12:39:22PM -0500, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > > > This must have come up before; feel free to remind me: is there any way
> > > > to make the interface easier to use? (E.g. would it help if the filldir
> > > > callback could be passed a dentry?)
> > > The best thing for the filesystem would be to have a readdirplus
> > > (or have it folded into readdir) instead of calling into lookup
> > > from ->filldir.
> >
> > And the readdirplus would pass a dentry to its equivalent of ->filldir?
> > Or something else?
>
> Personally I'd prefer it to only grow a struct stat or rather it's members
> But the nfsd code currently expects a dentry so this might require some
> major refactoring.

Well, we need to check for mountpoints, for example, so I don't see any
way out of needing a dentry. What's the drawback?

--b.
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