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SubjectRe: [patch 2/2] Remove a few inlines in fs/namei.c
On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 05:52:31PM +0200, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Uninline may_create() and do_follow_link() and use vfs_follow_link()
> instead of __vfs_follow_link() in __do_follow_link(). It allows to
> slightly reduce the size of kernel code:
>
> text data bss dec hex filename
> 1114299 118564 212992 1445855 160fdf vmlinux.old
> 1112971 118564 212992 1444527 160aaf vmlinux
> -1328 0 0 -1328 -530 +/-
>
> This patch is part of the Linux Tiny project and has been originally
> written by Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>

Absolutely not. do_follow_link() et.al. are parts of mutual recursion
loop and we need to reduce the use of kernel *stack*.


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