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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/31] Constify struct address_space_operations for 2.6.32 v1
On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 01:36:56AM +0100, Emese Revfy wrote:
> Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 11:08:09PM +0100, Emese Revfy wrote:
> >> - int (*writepage)(struct page *page, struct writeback_control *wbc);
> >> + int (* const writepage)(struct page *page, struct writeback_control *wbc);
> >
> > Umm. What effect does this have?
> > What changes as a result of this patch?
> My idea was that since all variables of this type are const, we might
> as well have the compiler enforce it for the future if you think that
> these fields should not be writable at all.

The compiler does already enforce it. We do it like this:

struct address_space {
const struct address_space_operations *a_ops; /* methods */

Matthew Wilcox Intel Open Source Technology Centre
"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours. We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."

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