Subject: Re: vop_symlink and unused vpp?
To: None <>
From: Konrad Schroder <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/16/2001 13:39:50
(oops, forgot to include tech-kern....)

> VOP_SYMLINK takes an argument `struct vnode **vpp' that is never used
> by any of the callers.  It would be hard to use it too, since it's not
>Appended is a patch for removing it.  Any comments?

LFS uses it; if it didn't exist, lfs_symlink would have to inline
ufs_symlink in order to know whether the symlink succeeded or not, so it
could know whether it had to take VDIROP off of a vnode or not.

Konrad Schroder
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