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SubjectRe: [patch 4/8] nfsd: rename MAY_ flags
On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 04:02:39PM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > > From: Miklos Szeredi <>
> > >
> > > Rename nfsd specific MAY_* flags to NFSD_MAY_* to make it clear, that
> > > these are not used outside nfsd, and to avoid namespace conflicts with
> > > the VFS.
> >
> > But they _are_ in the same namespace as the VFS ones. This needs to be
> > sorted out by real by understanding what's going on here and either
> > separating this flags out and passing them in a separate argument, or
> > moving them to include/linux/fs.h so it's obvious for anyone adding new
> > flags that they must not collide.
> Neither I think. What's going on is that nfsd has a private set of
> permission flags, and a private permission checking function, which
> incidentally calls the vfs' permission checking function.
> Does it hurt to share the three base MAY_ flags for this purpose? I
> don't think it does, but I'm interested in the nfsd maintainers'
> opinions.

This isn't something I've ever had a reason to care about. What are you
trying to fix exactly?


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