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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-dev] [BK] [2.4] Reiserfs changeset 2 out of 4, please apply.
Oleg Drokin wrote:

>On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 11:27:32AM -0400, Chris Mason wrote:
>>> You can get this changeset from bk://
>>> This changeset are cleaning up reiserfscode, removes stale comments, and
>>> rewrites some "borrowed" functions so that all of the code in reiserfs subdir
>>> should now only belong to NAMESYS.
>>It is the end of a release cycle on a stable kernel with huge changes to
>>the IDE layer, and we have at least one unconfirmed report of problems
>>with reiserfs+IDE after a crash.
>That's true.
>>This is not the right time to send in cleanups like this, especially
>>when they bits as useless as the stuff below. #1, #2 and #4 look like
>>valid fixes. #3 should probably be mixed with the iput deadlock fix
>>like Oleg did in 2.5, and should wait until after 2.4.19.
>#2 and $4 are cleanups, #1 and #3 are bugfixes.
>And iput deadlock fix is too big of a change for 2.4.19, so it is not included.
>Let's see how will it behave in 2.5 first.
>And cleanups are harmless ones, so there is no risk of getting these in.
>In short, these changes are not "huge", and mostly non-intrusive.
Chris, I had much the same reaction initially, and then I looked at the
details, and either it fixes a real bug in a simple manner, or it is a
comment change, etc. It looks bigger than it is was what I finally
concluded. Perhaps there is some detail in which I am wrong, but since
it was all tested together I didn't feel like picking out just a few
lines of change to leave out (since that would actually increase the
risk of introducing a bug).


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