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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] AFS: Implement basic file write support
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    Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

    > set_page_dirty() will set I_DIRTY_PAGES only. ie: the inode has dirty
    > pagecache data.
    >
    > To tell the VFS that the inode itself is dirty one needs to run
    > mark_inode_dirty().

    But what's the difference in this case? I don't need to write the inode back
    per se, and the inode attributes can be updated by the mechanism of data
    storage.

    David
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