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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 13/35] fallthru: ext2 fallthru support
    On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 14:40 +0200, Jan Blunck wrote:
    > On Thu, Apr 15, Valerie Aurora wrote:
    > > Add support for fallthru directory entries to ext2.
    > >
    > > XXX - Makes up inode number for fallthru entry
    > > XXX - Might be better implemented as special symlinks
    > Better not. David Woodhouse actually convinced me of moving away from the
    > special symlink approach. The whiteouts have been implemented as special
    > symlinks before.

    I certainly asked whether you really need a real 'struct inode' for
    whiteouts, and suggested that they should be represented _purely_ as a
    dentry with type DT_WHT.

    I don't much like the manifestation of that in this patch though,
    especially with the made-up inode number. (ISTR I had other
    jffs2-specific objections too, which I'll dig out and forward).

    David Woodhouse Open Source Technology Centre Intel Corporation

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