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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCHSET] sanitized pathwalk machinery (v3)
On Sun, Mar 01, 2020 at 04:34:06PM -0600, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at 3:51 PM Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> >
> > Extended since the last repost. The branch is in #work.dotdot;
> > #work.do_last is its beginning (about 2/3 of the total), slightly
> > reworked since the last time.
>
> I'm traveling, so only a quick read-through.
>
> One request: can you add the total diffstat to the cover letter (along
> with what you used as a base)?

Sure, no problem (and the base is still -rc1)

> I did apply it to a branch just to look
> at it more closely, so I can see the final diffstat that way:
>
> Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst | 7 +-
> fs/autofs/dev-ioctl.c | 6 +-
> fs/internal.h | 1 -
> fs/namei.c | 1333 +++++++++------------
> fs/namespace.c | 96 +-
> fs/open.c | 4 +-
> include/linux/namei.h | 4 +-
> 7 files changed, 642 insertions(+), 809 deletions(-)
>
> but it would have been nice to see in your explanation too.
>
> Anyway, from a quick read-through, I don't see anything that raises my
> hackles - you've fixed the goto label naming, and I didn't notice
> anything else odd.
>
> Maybe that was because I wasn't careful enough. But the final line
> count certainly speaks for the series..

Heh... Part of my metrics is actually "how large a sheet of paper does
one need to fit the call graph on" ;-)

I hope it gets serious beating, though - it touches pretty much every
codepath in pathname resolution. Is there any way to sic the bots on
a branch, short of "push it into -next and wait for screams"?

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