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    Subject[PATCH] Define the shmem_inode_info flags directly

    Andrew: This is a pretty basic and obvious cleanup IMO. How about a ride in

    Defining flags in terms of other flags is always confusing. Give them literal
    values instead of defining them in terms of VM_flags. While we're at it, move
    them to a header file in preparation for the introduction of a

    Signed-off-by: Adam Litke <>

    include/linux/shmem_fs.h | 4 ++++
    mm/shmem.c | 4 ----
    2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/include/linux/shmem_fs.h b/include/linux/shmem_fs.h
    index f3c5189..3ea0b6e 100644
    --- a/include/linux/shmem_fs.h
    +++ b/include/linux/shmem_fs.h
    @@ -8,6 +8,10 @@

    #define SHMEM_NR_DIRECT 16

    +/* These info->flags are used to handle pagein/truncate races efficiently */
    +#define SHMEM_PAGEIN 0x00000001
    +#define SHMEM_TRUNCATE 0x00000002
    struct shmem_inode_info {
    spinlock_t lock;
    unsigned long flags;
    diff --git a/mm/shmem.c b/mm/shmem.c
    index 70da7a0..a9bdb0d 100644
    --- a/mm/shmem.c
    +++ b/mm/shmem.c
    @@ -66,10 +66,6 @@

    #define VM_ACCT(size) (PAGE_CACHE_ALIGN(size) >> PAGE_SHIFT)

    -/* info->flags needs VM_flags to handle pagein/truncate races efficiently */
    /* Definition to limit shmem_truncate's steps between cond_rescheds */
    #define LATENCY_LIMIT 64

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