From: Matthew Wilcox
Date: Sun Dec 19 2004 - 01:58:53 EST
The i_sock member of struct inode is redundant with S_ISSOCK(i_mode).
Here's a series of 6 patches to remove it:
I'm sending them to their respective maintainers now, and I'll submit
a series after 2.6.10 is out.
Removing i_sock from struct inode actually doesn't reduce the size of
struct inode -- it fits into a gap between two other members. But it may
help someone else put struct inode on a diet, and it reduces confusion.
"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon
the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those
conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse
to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince
himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep
he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." -- Mark Twain
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