Re: [Ext2-devel] [PATCH 1/9] extents for ext4

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 14:01:48 EST

On Thu, 10 Aug 2006 13:17:55 -0400
Theodore Tso <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 11:39:40PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > - replace all brelse() calls with put_bh(). Because brelse() is
> > old-fashioned, has a weird name and neelessly permits a NULL arg.
> >
> > In fact it would be beter to convert JBD and ext3 to put_bh before
> > copying it all over.
> Wouldn't it be better to preserve in the source code history the
> brelse->put_bh conversion? We can pour a huge number of changes in
> ext4 before we submit, but I would have thought it would be easier for
> everyone to see what is going on if we submit with just the minimal
> changes, and then have patches that address concerns like this one at
> a time.

I'd suggest that this be one of the cleanups which be done within ext3
before taking the ext4 copy.

That's assuming we want to do the spring-cleaning - we might of course
decide not to. But it'd be a good time to do so.
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