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    SubjectRe: [PATCHv4 01/17] VFS: introduce helpers for the s_dirty flag
    On Wed, 9 Jun 2010 11:44:49 -0400 tytso@mit.edu wrote:

    > On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 02:17:55PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > >
    > > > The real issue is that it's almost certainly an overdesign. Let's
    > > > get rid of the bogus uses first and figure out what's happening in
    > > > what remains, OK?
    > >
    > > That would be good.
    >
    > Can we figure out what the new names will be for these accessor
    > functions,

    sb_mark_dirty(), sb_mark_clean(), sb_is_dirty().

    > and then pursuade Linus to be willing to add patch #1 in
    > this series to add these accessor functions (without any users for
    > these functions, that would wait until the next merge window) to
    > 2.6.35-rc3 or -rc4, please?

    I expect he'd be OK with that.

    > It will make life much easier for fs maintainers to merge the patches,
    > especially if they've done some cleanup to reduce the bogus places
    > where s_dirt was getting set in the first place.

    For that reason.



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