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SubjectRe: + task_struct-make-journal_info-conditional.patch added to -mm tree
Ryusuke Konishi wrote:
>> Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 12:58:06PM +0900, Hiroshi Shimamoto wrote:
>>>> Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 02:40:57PM -0800, akpm@linux-foundation.org wrote:
>>>>>> --- a/include/linux/sched.h~task_struct-make-journal_info-conditional
>>>>>> +++ a/include/linux/sched.h
>>>>>> @@ -1452,8 +1452,10 @@ struct task_struct {
>>>>>> gfp_t lockdep_reclaim_gfp;
>>>>>> #endif
>>>>>>
>>>>>> +#ifdef CONFIG_FS_JOURNAL_INFO
>>>>>> /* journalling filesystem info */
>>>>>> void *journal_info;
>>>>>> +#endif
>>>>> This will prevent using e.g. ext3 on CONFIG_EXT3_FS=n kernels.
>>>> I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you're mentioning.
>>> With this patch admin must decide in advance if he will ever use ext3.
>>> EXT3_FS=n kernels won't be able to get ext3 support without reboot
>>> even as module, because task_struct will be different.
>> I see, you want to keep this field for future use even if EXT3_FS=n.
>> I think, however, there might be a need to remove this because the user
>> never enable any journaling filesystem.
>
> Do you have some background to remove the "void *" from task_struct?
> You need it for embedded purpose?

Yeah, it's for embedded. I think it's good if there is a option to make
memory usage small.

Thanks,
Hiroshi



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