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SubjectRe: [PATCH] open(2): document O_PATH
On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 07:34:35PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:

> I looked at dnotify_flush, they remove markers on an inode.
> But then it also checks for filp to match. So I am not sure
> whether skipping dnotify_flush for O_PATH descriptor have any impact. We
> can't use O_PATH descriptor for dnotify fcntl any way. So in
> dnotify_flush we will not match the filp.
> Viro,
> Any reason why we skip dnotify_flush ?

See your last sentence above - why bother finding the mark, scanning the
list, etc. when we know that there won't be any matches?

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