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From: Roland Dreier <rdreier@cisco.com>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com>,
	kvm-devel@lists.sourceforge.net,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH/RFC 1/2] anon-inodes: Remove fd_install() from anon_inode_getfd()
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2008 18:46:39 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <adazlt8r4vk.fsf@cisco.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080306151402.GA17077@lst.de> (Christoph Hellwig's message of "Thu, 6 Mar 2008 16:14:02 +0100")

 > No, the best interface is one where the driver doesn't even see
 > inode or file.  Of course that's not actually possible in a few
 > nasty cases like the infiniband code, and for those it might be
 > better to do the fd_isntall themselves.

Yeah, I've been thinking about this some more, and I think the IB case
can be cleaned up to use the current anonfd interface (and in fact
ignore the file pointer and inode it gets back).

I'll try to write a patch this week.

 - R.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-03-09  2:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20080225191043.GA32342@lst.de>
2008-02-27 19:16 ` Roland Dreier
2008-02-27 19:18   ` [PATCH 2/2] IB/uverbs: Use anonymous inodes instead of private filesystem Roland Dreier
2008-02-27 19:20   ` [PATCH/RFC 1/2] anon-inodes: Remove fd_install() from anon_inode_getfd() Avi Kivity
2008-02-27 19:41   ` Davide Libenzi
2008-02-27 20:14     ` Roland Dreier
2008-02-27 20:30       ` Davide Libenzi
2008-02-27 21:05         ` Roland Dreier
2008-02-27 23:42           ` Roland Dreier
2008-02-28  7:52             ` Avi Kivity
2008-02-28 20:04             ` Davide Libenzi
2008-02-28 20:24               ` Roland Dreier
2008-02-28 20:52                 ` Davide Libenzi
2008-03-05  9:32                   ` [kvm-devel] " Avi Kivity
2008-03-06 15:14             ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-03-09  2:45               ` Roland Dreier
2008-03-17 10:40                 ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-03-17 10:48                   ` Avi Kivity
2008-03-09  2:46               ` Roland Dreier [this message]
2008-03-06 15:14   ` Al Viro

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