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SubjectRe: [PATCH 17/41] whiteout: Add path_whiteout() helper
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 02:57:30AM -0500, Erez Zadok wrote:
> In message <1256152779-10054-18-git-send-email-vaurora@redhat.com>, Valerie Aurora writes:
> > From: Jan Blunck <jblunck@suse.de>
> >
> > Add a path_whiteout() helper for vfs_whiteout().
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jan Blunck <jblunck@suse.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Valerie Aurora <vaurora@redhat.com>
> > ---
> > fs/namei.c | 15 ++++++++++++++-
> > include/linux/fs.h | 1 -
> > 2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/fs/namei.c b/fs/namei.c
> > index 9a62c75..408380d 100644
> > --- a/fs/namei.c
> > +++ b/fs/namei.c
> > @@ -2231,7 +2231,7 @@ static inline int may_whiteout(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *victim,
> > * After this returns with success, don't make any assumptions about the inode.
> > * Just dput() it dentry.
> > */
> > -int vfs_whiteout(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry, int isdir)
> > +static int vfs_whiteout(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry, int isdir)
>
> Didn't some other patch introduce vfs_whiteout? So why have a second patch
> which makes vfs_whiteout a static? Why not introduce both vfs_whiteout and
> path_whiteout in one patch?

You're right, I merged those patches.

> > {
> > int err;
> > struct inode *old_inode = dentry->d_inode;
> > @@ -2283,6 +2283,19 @@ int vfs_whiteout(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry, int isdir)
> > return err;
> > }
> >
> > +int path_whiteout(struct path *dir_path, struct dentry *dentry, int isdir)
>
> Please document the behavior of path_whiteout in a proper comment above ii
> (kernel-doc). Describe return values, side effects, etc.

Superseded by improved vfs_whiteout() documentation.

Thanks,

-VAL


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