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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/6] vfs: make i_op->permission take a dentry instead of an inode
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On Fri, 03 Sep 2010 15:41:18 +0200, Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> wrote:
> From: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz>
>
> Like most other inode operations ->permission() should take a dentry
> instead of an inode. This is necessary for filesystems which operate
> on names not on inodes.
>

This change will also help 9P patch series i am doing
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1032788

Currently ACL values are fetched from the server as a part of inode
initialization. We can't do it in inode operations->permission because
we need dentry to do 9P operations. Having inode operations->permission
take a dentry instead of an inode help there.

-aneesh



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