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Re: heads up: namei_simple

Hiya David,

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 02:40:05AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 04:39:18PM +0200, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:
>  > > I've committed namei_simple_{kernel,user} and converted 67 of the
>  > > namei call sites in the kernel to call it. This has been scrutinized
>  > > and to some degree tested, but many of the call sites are in things I
>  > > really can't effectively test, like compat_ibcs2.
>  > 
>  > But what does it do? Why the change? Or have i missed an discussion here?
> More likely you just forgot about it :-) since it was more than a year
> ago now.

Well, thats a long time ago :)

> The purpose of this particular change is to simplify the common case
> (> 1/2 of namei calls) and also isolate these call sites from more
> invasive upcoming changes to namei.
> The overall purpose is to make namei less of a tar pit.

I agree :) Euhm... is the name `namei_simple_*` to be renamed in the future?
i.e. without the `simple' or changed by some other postfix? ;)

With regards,

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