Re: [PULL REQUEST] md and related patches for 2.6.38

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Feb 24 2011 - 01:02:50 EST

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 9:53 PM, NeilBrown <neilb@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>  The most noteworthy is :
>       Fix over-zealous flush_disk when changing device size.
>  which I include below in full.


Why did you do that butt-ugly "__invalidate_device2()"?

There are something like three users of that existing
__invalidate_device() function, it would have made for a smaller and
cleaner patch to just fix them all, rather than change the calling
convention, create that ugly "2" function, and add the wrapper

It's _doubly_ crazy, because that's exactly what you did to
"invalidate_inodes()", so it has this crazy mix of "change one
function" and "try to maintain another function unchanged".


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