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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/6] vfs: make i_op->permission take a dentry instead of an inode
On Fri, 03 Sep 2010 15:41:18 +0200, Miklos Szeredi <> wrote:
> From: Miklos Szeredi <>
> 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

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.


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