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SubjectRe: [patch 4/8] fs, exportfs: Add export_encode_inode_fh helper
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On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 08:33:38PM +0400, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 07:49:23PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> > Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org> writes:
> >
> > > To provide fsnotify object inodes being watched without
> > > binding to alphabetical path we need to encode them with
> > > exportfs help. This patch adds a helper which operates
> > > with plain inodes directly.
> >
> > doesn't name_to_handle_at() work for you ? It also allows to get a file
> > handle using file descriptor.
>
> Hi, sorry for dealy. Well, the last idea is to get rid of this helper,
> I've sent out an updated version where ino+dev is only printed.

I don't understand how ino and dev are useful to you, though, if you're
still hoping to be able to look up inodes using this information later
on.

--b.


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