Subject: Re: vop_symlink and unused vpp?
To: Assar Westerlund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 07/19/2001 12:42:02
On 19 Jul 2001, Assar Westerlund wrote:
> Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > * (Assumes that the lower layer always returns
> > * a VREF'ed vpp unless it gets an error.)
> > i.e. we always get passed a &vp - we never pass in NULL - and the lower fs
> > always fills one in if it doesn't return an error.
> Currently it doesn't. Both vop_mknod and vop_symlink can choose to
> return NULL, and their other callers are aware of that. Should we
> change that to require them to return a locked vnode or an error?
Not sure. I can see arguments to permitting NULL to be returned, and
arguements to not permitting it be returned. As a tie breaker, what does
My instinct is we probably should return the node always.