From: Joel Becker on
On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:00:10PM -0700, Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:46 PM, Andreas Dilger <adilger(a)> wrote:
> > On 2010-07-12, at 19:08, Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
> >>
> >> Are you suggesting I need to do this before my patch is accepted at
> >> all? �Or is this a refactoring that can happen later?
> >
> > I'm just suggesting it should be done at some point. �I thought it would be better to do it first, rather than add yet another copy of this code. �That said, I hate to block useful fixes because of cleanup (and I have no control over OCFS2 anyway :-). �However, I've found that once the fix is in people usually forget (or become too busy) to do the cleanup and it just lingers on unseen.
> I hear you.
> I do not object to factoring out the basic addressability test and
> using it in my patch, leaving it for others -- like yourself :-) -- to
> modify other file systems to invoke it.

I think you should modify ext3 and xfs, as they clearly are
partaking of this functionality. I'll happily review it for you. Put
the call in fs/libfs.c. Call it generic_check_addressable(struct
super_block *super).



"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."
- Oscar Wilde

Joel Becker
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