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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/49] writeback: move backing_dev_info->bdi_stat[] into bdi_writeback
On Tue 21-04-15 11:02:29, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 10:51:19AM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > I can easily understand what "initializing writeback structure" means but
> > "exiting writeback structure" doesn't really make sense to me. OTOH
> > "destroying writeback structure" does make sense to me. That's the only
> > reason.
> We have enough cases where "exit" is used that way starting with
> module_exit() and all the accompanying __exit annotations and there
> are quite a few others. I think it's enough to establish "exit" as
> the counterpart of "init" but I do agree that it felt a bit alien to
> me at the beginning too.
> In general, I've been sticking with create/destroy if the object
> itself is being created or destroyed and init/exit if the object
> itself stays put across init/exit which is the case here. This isn't
> quite universal but I think there exists enough of a pattern to make
> it worthwhile to stick to it. As such, I'd like to stick to the
> current names if it isn't a big deal.
It's not a big deal, so feel free to keep your naming. It's not a
function I'd stare at every day ;)


Jan Kara <>

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