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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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