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From: Josef Sipek <>
To: Christoph Hellwig <>,
	"Josef 'Jeff' Sipek" <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4] fs/unionfs/: Don't duplicate the struct nameidata
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:52:19 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 09:42:33AM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 03:37:42PM -0500, Josef 'Jeff' Sipek wrote:
> > The only fields that we have to watch out for are the dentry and vfsmount.
> > Additionally, this makes Unionfs gentler on the stack as nameidata is rather
> > large.
> That's onviously not true at all.  To handle any filesystems using intents
> (e.g. NFSv4) you need to do much more.  Then again doing things correctly
> doesn't seem to be interesting to the stackable filesystems crowd an this
> problem has been constantly ignored over the last year, including merging
> ecryptfs which has been broken in the same way.
> Folks, if you want your stackable filesystem toys taken seriously you
> need to fix these kind of issues instead of talking them away.  And yes,
> this will involve some surgery to the VFS.

Indeed. I asked around (#linuxfs) and it seemed that restoring the
dentry/vfsmount was sufficient for the purpose of passing intents down. If
this is not the case, I'll revert the patch to do the full namei allocation.

Josef "Jeff" Sipek.

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about
		- Edsger Dijkstra

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-30 17:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-29 20:37 [GIT PULL -mm] Unionfs updates/cleanups Josef 'Jeff' Sipek
2007-01-29 20:37 ` [PATCH 1/4] fs/unionfs/: Remove stale_inode.c Josef 'Jeff' Sipek
2007-01-29 20:37 ` [PATCH 2/4] fs/unionfs/: possible cleanups Josef 'Jeff' Sipek
2007-01-29 20:37 ` [PATCH 3/4] fs/unionfs/: Andrew Morton's comments Josef 'Jeff' Sipek
2007-01-29 20:37 ` [PATCH 4/4] fs/unionfs/: Don't duplicate the struct nameidata Josef 'Jeff' Sipek
2007-01-30  9:42   ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-01-30 17:52     ` Josef Sipek [this message]
2007-01-29 20:37 ` Josef 'Jeff' Sipek
2007-01-29 20:40   ` Josef Sipek

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