Re: [VFS-EXPORTS] Why generic_forget_inode() is not exported?

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Sat Dec 11 2004 - 10:25:30 EST

On Sat, Dec 11, 2004 at 04:31:19PM +0300, Kirill Korotaev wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a question about EXPORTS in VEFS:
> if sb->drop_inode method is set, than it's called in iput_final().
> But it's impossible to call neither generic_drop_inode(), nor
> generic_forget_inode() inside this handler. Only generic_delete_inode()
> is accessiable.
> why generic_delete_inode() is exported and generic_forget_inode() is not?
> It looks like it should. At least, from VFS interface point of view.

Because a) there's no intree user and b) people haven't explained why
they need it.

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