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SubjectRe: [PATCH] LogFS take three
On Tue, 15 May 2007 20:37:25 +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 05:19:20PM +0200, Jörn Engel wrote:
> > [ I have put everyone that gave comments to the last patch on Cc:. Hope
> > that doesn't offend anyone. ]
> >
> >
> > Add LogFS, a scalable flash filesystem.
>
> Have you run sparse on this code?

Several thousand times. :)

> I do not recall if you have written something about it.
> I do not see any obvious things sparse would catch (just browsing quickly)
> but it's always a good thing to do.

Absolutely! I added this line for sparse:
+#define __CHECK_ENDIAN__

Not sure how much of the kernel is endian-clean. Logfs should be.

> +++ linux-2.6.21logfs/fs/logfs/progs/fsck.c 2007-05-15 00:54:22.000000000 +0200
> @@ -0,0 +1,332 @@
> +/*
> + * fs/logfs/prog/fsck.c - filesystem check
> + *
> + * As should be obvious for Linux kernel code, license is GPLv2
> + *
> + * Copyright (c) 2005-2007 Joern Engel
> + *
> + * In principle this could get moved to userspace. However it might still
> + * make some sense to keep it in the kernel. It is a pure checker and will
> + * only report problems, not attempt to repair them.
> + */
> +#include "../logfs.h"
> +
> If potential userspace tools needs to include ../logfs.h then there is
> something that ought to be moved to include/linux/logfs.h instead.

There shouldn't be anything left in ../logfs.h that is needed for
userspace. But the kernel fsck is lame and calls into functions like
iget(), which it pulls in from ../logfs.h.

Jörn

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