[lkml]   [2010]   [Oct]   [16]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH 19/19] fs: do not assign default i_ino in new_inode
Le samedi 16 octobre 2010 à 19:14 +1100, Dave Chinner a écrit :
> From: Christoph Hellwig <>
> Instead of always assigning an increasing inode number in new_inode
> move the call to assign it into those callers that actually need it.
> For now callers that need it is estimated conservatively, that is
> the call is added to all filesystems that do not assign an i_ino
> by themselves. For a few more filesystems we can avoid assigning
> any inode number given that they aren't user visible, and for others
> it could be done lazily when an inode number is actually needed,
> but that's left for later patches.
> Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <>
> Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <>

I wonder if adding a flag in super_block to explicitely say :

"I dont need new_inode() allocates a i_ino for my new inode, because
I'll take care of this myself later"

would be safer, permiting each fs maintainer to assert the flag instead
of a single patch.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2010-10-16 11:11    [W:0.246 / U:9.152 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site